- Record Label: Anti
- Release Date: Oct 26, 2004
- 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 And speaking of the Bad Seeds, longtime member Blixa Bargeld has been replaced by James Johnston (Gallon Drunk).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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Aside from the power of the music and lyrics, the set draws on Cave’s compelling persona: part priest, part sideshow barker--crooning one moment and eviscerating the next. While this has always been the core of his talent, on Abattoir/Lyre it is particularly rich and rewarding.
Aug 27, 2010Following a two-album string of letdown records, Cave waters his Bad Seeds and here they are in full bloom. Impressive, back-to-basics and noFollowing a two-album string of letdown records, Cave waters his Bad Seeds and here they are in full bloom. Impressive, back-to-basics and no less zealous than his former work, Cave delivers something uniquely beautiful that only he can deliver in its purest form.… Expand
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.
evilb.Jan 8, 2005at last, cave proves that he doesn't need drugs or a broken heart to write sublime songs. and live does he sound better than ever at last, cave proves that he doesn't need drugs or a broken heart to write sublime songs. and live does he sound better than ever before. marvellous.… Expand
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 In 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 I'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.… Collapse
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