8 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The songwriter transfigures personal tragedy into growling, elemental elegies. On his latest collaboration with the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave pulls us through the gorgeous, groaning terrors of “Anthrocene” and “Jesus Alone” only to deliver us, scarred but safe, to “I Need You” and “Skeleton Tree,” a pair of tender, mournful folk ballads.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The songwriter transfigures personal tragedy into growling, elemental elegies. On his latest collaboration with the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave pulls us through the gorgeous, groaning terrors of “Anthrocene” and “Jesus Alone” only to deliver us, scarred but safe, to “I Need You” and “Skeleton Tree,” a pair of tender, mournful folk ballads.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
101 Ratings
101 Ratings
williamplong ,

Two words: Raw and Intense

This is one of the rawest, most intense albums I've heard all year. Granted, I've only heard the whole thing once in full, but I'd be damned if this didn't move me. "I Need You" is a ballad soaked in the tears of those left behind by their loved ones. For those who might not know, Cave recently lost his own son in a tragic accident. That being said, no one is more qualified to ask big questions like "why?" and get away with it in music than Nick Cave himself. He does his best and succeeds tremendously at creating an auditory epitaph for both his son and the rest of our sons. This album is essential listening for anyone who's ever lost someone close to them or watched someone they love fade away in their history. Will very likely be in my top ten this year.

Why so late boy ,

2016 Album Of The Year

If it were up to me, this would be album of the year, alongside Blackstar and A Moon Shaped Pool. This is my first time discovering Nick Cave & TBS and I'm speechless. The journey this album takes you from start to finish is incredible. A great record to also own on vinyl where every song from front to back is a masterpiece. What Nick Cave is trying to convey to the listener emotionally is spot on.

Thexmonk ,

Haunting

Another masterpiece. Absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. A more exposed Nick Cave than we are used to. Tragic and haunting.

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