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Nick Cave already proved that he could handle the subtlety of ballads, but on 1997’s The Boatman’s Call, he doubles down, shifting The Bad Seeds’ emphasis from guitars and explosive performances to pianos and organs and subdued recitations. Cave’s writing also takes on a more personal and melodic edge. On songs like “Into My Arms,” “People Ain’t No Good,” and “(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?” it feels like he's really put his heart on the line.

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5 stars

Sweet. Poignant. Moving.

Brooding at its best

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are at their best when they are dark and mysterious. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy his rock, but I like the slower work better and this is his best of that slower side.

Not Neil diamond or Jagger



Genre: Rock

After the Birthday Party called it quits in 1983, singer/songwriter Nick Cave assembled the Bad Seeds, a post-punk supergroup featuring former Birthday Party guitarist Mick Harvey on drums, ex-Magazine bassist Barry Adamson, and Einsturzende Neubauten's guitarist Blixa Bargeld. With the Bad Seeds, Cave continued to explore his obsessions with religion, death, love, America, and violence with a bizarre hybrid of blues, gospel, rock, and arty post-punk -- although in a more subdued fashion than his...
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The Boatman's Call, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Aug 01, 2013

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