- Record Label: Anti-
- Release Date: Apr 10, 2007
- Summary: This self-titled disc is the first release for the new project from Nick Cave, who adds "guitar player" to his CV. Seeing as how most of the Bad Seeds join in as well, we're still not sure why the new name was necessary. (Actually, it sounds even more like their earlier band, The Birthday Party.)
- Record Label: Anti-
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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|No Pussy Blues|
|My face is finished, my body's gone. And I can't help but think standin' up here in all this applause and gazin' down at all the young and the...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 32 out of 33
Mixed: 1 out of 33
Negative: 0 out of 33
This is not a bunch of old blokes looking to recapture their youth; rather, Grinderman sounds like a freshly hewn and rudely vigorous chunk of leftfield rock.
Alternative Press11 tracks that scorch the earth lesser bands traipse on. [May 2007, p.150]
The album is loud, visceral, and messily human, and should be regarded as an essential chapter in Cave's considerable discography.
Once our boy Nick begins his bellicose bellowing, there's no mistaking Grinderman's amped-up scorch for anything but another of Cave's darkly humorous creations of magnificent malevolence. Long may he howl and snort.
This is mostly a brutal-sounding, and often brutally funny, record full of odd surprises.
Grinderman isn’t angry and it isn’t raw, just a careful concoction of licentiousness and braying disdain ultimately monotonous and unexciting after the first four cuts.
Positive: 20 out of 22
Mixed: 1 out of 22
Negative: 1 out of 22
AlexChMay 16, 2007Best album of this year!
TomMApr 22, 2007Bought it on Firday. Listened to it 15 times in a row and haven't listened to anything else all weekend.
jupiterthiefMar 20, 2007howling wolf, screaming jay hawkins, the velvet underground, pre-williamson stooges, the cramps (& even a bit of the birthday party) all put howling wolf, screaming jay hawkins, the velvet underground, pre-williamson stooges, the cramps (& even a bit of the birthday party) all put through the blender until this bruised and bloody blues is spat out......brilliant!… Expand
JacksonGApr 16, 2007As close to perfection that 2007 has given us so far (barring Blonde Redhead). Amazing album... I love you Nick Cave
Aug 27, 2010As raw as blood-red steak and as quirky and witty as Cave's poetic pieces, Grinderman delivers a perfect mix of contemporary and vintage soundAs raw as blood-red steak and as quirky and witty as Cave's poetic pieces, Grinderman delivers a perfect mix of contemporary and vintage sound that just might blow you away, if you let it.… Expand
Nov 13, 2020I'm a huge fan of Nick Cave and for me this is probably his best album he's ever been involved in, love it, love it, love it
mikeyfApr 12, 2007cool monkey, band sounds like shit .
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