p4k16 no15: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton TreePosted: September 30, 2017
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)