Review this album
Aug 27, 2010A slipperly slope for a genius of huge proportions, Nocturama is Cave's musicial rock bottom. Setting off a wave of amateur songs and an earthquake of lost potential, it builds up to nothing more than a half-decent lead single that makes those seeds look horrible.
Mar 24, 2014Despite the massive fan dismissal of this album, it had to happen. It showed the end of another chapter for Nick Cave, just as Murder Ballads was the turning point for Nick Cave to go from full band arrangements with punk-ish attitude, to more solo work on a Nick Caves part. Nocturama is the end of the love ballad piano thing era, and is a move back to band arrangements. Sadly, this is Blixas last album, but as with the album itself, it is necessary (Blixa shines on "Babe I'm On Fire" and "Dead Man in my Bed"). Blixas departure allowed for Warren to come forward and to start working closer with Nick. The album is not a bad album, and even if it may be Nick's low career point, I would say it is one of the most essential to own.
"Wonderful Life" for it's amazing mood and instrumentation
"Bring it On" for sounding nothing like a Nick Cave song
"Dead Man in my Bed" brings a burst of energy that is needed to get through to the end of the album
"Babe I'm on Fire" is a insane lyrical mess, that is perfect for filling you with adrenaline.… Expand