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and thought it sounded like an outtake from The Good Son, so that's a promising sign.
but there's a real mood and atmosphere to the album which a lot of recent hyped releases i've heard recently don't have.
there's something cinematic to it if you're off out for a walk but its just as comfortable filling the space if you want to lie in the dark and play it through too.
Some of it sounds kind of only half-there, which I mean as a compliment. There's a kind of fucked-up, slightly mystical (not really the word I mean, but as close as I can get) feel to it, as if it's constantly drifting in and out of conciousness.
Which is a good thing obviously...
with its disturbing match/snatch line at the beginning.
I really like the album.
Was expecting more Grinderman swaggering when I saw the tracklist. The first and last tracks are the standouts for me, but there's not a bad song on the album.
for me the whole Grinderman sound was cool but there wasn't enough weight to it to keep interesting enough for a second album
and not just cos it's a bit rude.
And after Dig Lazarus Dig and two Grinderman albums I'd sort of assumed that was what Nick Cave wpuld sound like from now on.
I think it's his best album since Lyre of Orpheus, maybe since Boatman's Call.
The songs are really strong and memorable, the lyrics clever and unusual but most of all it has a brilliant and beautiful sound throughout. I wasn't sure about the comparative lack of guitar at first but it's completely won me over.
It's Warren Ellis's album really, the culmination of his slow take over of the Bad Seeds and a tribute to his musical genius.
If anything I think there's less Ellis influence, possibly the least since he joined. Not only are the piano and violins less prominent, the song structures are really dissimilar to either Dirty Three or No More Shall We Part (which is really Warren's album).
I remember considering buying Dig Lazarus Dig but never got round to it (judging by opinion on rateyourmusic, it's not a good starting point). Have read some good things about this one so will start here...where next though guys. I didn't realise they had such a good back catalogue!: http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/nick_cave_and_the_bad_seeds
perhaps not the most representative of what they've generally sounded like over the years perhaps.
I'd say Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is probably the most accessible starting point. Plus its got big songs and ballads so you can get a feel for a couple of different sides of the band.
Every song is amazing. I agree that Warren is all over it, however it's sent me back to Firstborn Is Dead for some reason.
Jubilee Street is magnificent, and perfectly illustrates why the Bad Seeds are the best band on the planet.
It flows like a charm