p4k16 no15: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Had I ever heard of them before: You really can’t have not heard of Nick Cave (esp. if yous an indie kid) ….

Reductive First Impression: but I’ve always been annoyed by his schtick. I might like if everyone else didn’t love him so hard. I’m a jerk. I like The Dirty Three though.

Ok this is pretty good. It would also be really easy to parody. I think what’s always annoyed me about Nick Cave is:
a: his self proclaimed genius/ “I’m a fucking poet, man” stylings

b: my assumption that he’s all style/suit no substance

c: the fact that every woman I know seems to love him.

cool cover though.

On a more serious note, how can you properly review an album about grief? It seems off to say “your suffering is gauche”. That being said Mt Eerie’s latest – that’s a stone cold fucking classic.

Will I listen to it again: nup, but I will give Nick Cave another chance in 2020 when i finally discover he’s not a poor man’s Leonard Cohen (and other less kind things I’ve called him)

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