A finely crafted old school rock album filled with hard-driving songs populated by angst-ridden characters that strain to shed some light on the state of things while simultaneously rocking out. Grinding guitars and whining keyboards glide over a solid rhythm while Cave drones on. While this is certainly not up to the level of Abattoir Blues -- his masterpiece, in our opinion -- it's a finely crafted piece of work that gives ample evidence that Cave & Co. are still on a roll, and is certainly worth a listen (you'll have to click around a bit to find it, but the whole album is [or, at least was] up for your listening pleasure).
Nick & Co. mix rock, blues, and gospel, to forge a head-on listening experience that will knock your socks off. This amazing release finds the group following their muse through the heart of darkness and on through to the uplifting light. This is a deluxe two-CD mini-box that is very attractively packaged in a cloth slipcase accompanied by a nicely put together, illustrated lyric booklet. But it is, of course, the music that matters, and these guys are on a serious roll here. We'll go on receord here as proclaiming this Nick Cave & The Bad Seed's masterpiece! Stop by and ask us to give it a spin, if it's not already playing.