Abattoir Blues / Lyre of Orpheus
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds birthed fraternal twins in the form of two different albums released together in 2004. Abattoir Blues is a rock ‘n’ roll album — or rather, it is Nick Cave’s interpretation of one. His lyrics are still brooding and esoteric, but drummer Jim Sclavunos hammers stout beats alongside Mick Harvey’s howling guitar feedback and hair-shaking leads to deliver a dark and boozy affair that struts, slithers, and soul searches with sinister good times. “Get Ready For Love” opens like a bastard son of T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy,” replete with a choir of gospel singers. Conversely, Lyre of Orpheus is a more pensive album that conceptually and cryptically retells the Greek myth of Orpheus. The title-track opens with Cave singing an acapella intro before disjointed and shambolic instruments come clanging after Thomas Wydler’s finessed drumming like drunken escapees from Tom Waits’ basement. “Babe, You Turn Me On” moves slow and beautifully with bitter romanticism, but “O Children” closes the album with the kind of weighty, heady darkness you look for in a Nick Cave song.
I have to say the first time I heard anything from Nick Cave was from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 when Harry and Hermione dance to O Children. Ever since then I've been in love with that song! It is just so haunting and beautiful and has amazing lyrics! Really captured the mood of the movie at that point! And I give this album five stars just because of that one song, it is just so amazing and I listen to it at least once a day! So thank you David Yates for introducing me to O Children in Harry Potter!!!!
Heard it on Harry Potter great song
Deleted then readded?
WTF? It was on iTunes, then its not, and now it is again. So confusing. Where is everything pre-Tender Prey and what about Murder Ballads and The Boatman's Call? Why are they not on iTunes? Please put them up!!! One can not own enough Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
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