- Summary: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 13th album actually spans two separate discs, each produced by Nick Launay. And speaking of the Bad Seeds, longtime member Blixa Bargeld has been replaced by James Johnston (Gallon Drunk).
- Record Label: Anti
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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As a word of warning, though, this brilliant, but lengthy double album may not be the best beginner's guide to Nick Cave. However, for anyone who is a fan of the duration of his career, this album rewards the listener with a bit of the best of everything he has to offer.
CraigMDec 13, 2005Tender Prey was my favourite album. Now it is Abbatoir Blues. A delight and a relief after the dubious effort of Nocturama.
HeinApr 30, 2006There are no better records than this one. Simple as that.
EzraJun 25, 2006In my opinion, and several come close, this as a double album, is his best work since The Good Son (probably one of the greatest albums in rock). It's on the level, I'd say, with his stuff with The Birthday Party, and, by extension, worth even the listening of non-fans. Warren Ellis adequately fills the place of Blixa Bargeld (I feel the loss too). His integration of gospel is pure awesome. Don't wait, buy it! 'There She Goes, My Beautiful World' is one of the best songs of ' the '00s.… Expand
ClaudeAFeb 28, 2005Typical lyrics and topics from Nick, a shade on the dark side! Most enjoyable if you are not a manic depressive.
EvanWOct 22, 2006I've been a fan of Nick Cave for about eight years. I always loved his dark lyrics and instrumentation. After 2002, he seems to have completely lost all his old inspiration, and continues making albums only because he's a musician, not because he has something to say. This record did not need to be made. Insipid lyrics, over-produced pap.… Expand
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