B-Sides & Rarities

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  • Summary: For you Nick Cave completists out there, this three-disc box set compiles 56 tracks spanning both decades of his work with the Bad Seeds, including some previously unreleased material.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. If... you’re already a fan, this is definitely worth a listen, not only for the interest value, but for the multiple songs which are simply brilliant Bad Seeds moments.
  2. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    Even their B-sides are full of dark magic. [2 Apr 2005, p.50]
  3. Under The Radar
    80
    Despite its problems, B-Sides... is still a satisfying collection of Nick Cave's work over the years. [#9]
  4. While two discs might have been more effective, the sheer overkill of this collection is par for the course for Cave and his supporting players.
  5. As with most such collections you're going to get good, bad and extremely ugly, and this is no exception. The fact it spans three CDs seems a bit indulgent considering some of the material should be consigned to an incinerator never to be heard again.
  6. Mojo
    70
    An aptly schizophrenic alternative history. [May 2005, p.114]
  7. It's a seldom-heard rendition of the familiar.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. JoseR
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    "eis aqui o bardo das trevas em toda a sua glória". Obrigatório
  2. SallyR
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    I laughed, I cried, I howled in delight at the thought of absorbing the three discs in this whomping box of love, pain, death and dark humor I laughed, I cried, I howled in delight at the thought of absorbing the three discs in this whomping box of love, pain, death and dark humor over the coming several months. I am planning special road trips to dark and wild environments just so I can howl along with Nick and the Bad Seeds as industrial landscapes, stark deserts and majestic abysses roll past my eyes! Brace yourselves, and buy it now... Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2016
    10
    I find the tracks on this three disc set are essential additions to my Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds collection. Well-recorded and performedI find the tracks on this three disc set are essential additions to my Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds collection. Well-recorded and performed nearly all the songs are deserving of A listing and placement on an otherwise ordinary studio release without the B moniker. I wish all performers/groups would release this type of material. For example Radiohead includes a lot of extra material on their re-issues and likewise I find true first rate gems in their extra material as well. Expand