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Rolling Stone (3/21/96, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...never before have manic elements elevated Cave's shtick to art as on MURDER BALLADS....literate, sultry and tortured....the performance of Nick Cave's life..."Entertainment Weekly (3/8/96, p.66) - "Not for the squeamish, this is the rare pop record that resonates with the weight of the ages..." - Rating: B+Q (3/96, p.93) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Musically, the Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between..."Option (3-4/96, p.89) - "...On MURDER BALLADS, Cave offers literary devices that separate good murder ballads from gratuitous cheap thrills..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #16 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (1/27/96, p.33) - Recommended - "...the most avowedly grim in purpose of all Cave's records....also the funniest....It dips its toes into all manner of styles. Cave is a stranger to none of them, but many would--rightly--be considered unacceptable coming from anyone else..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "More deaths than a Sam Peckinpah movie. Co-stars Polly Harvey and Kylie Minogue..."New York Times (Publisher) (2/11/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...MURDER BALLADS is about more than storytelling. In each song, Mr. Cave meticulously creates a macabre fable and then distills it to a single image of death in much the way a photographer arranges a studio shoot..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #7 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.NME (Magazine) (2/3/96, p.44) - 7 (out of 10) - "...grotesque, horrifying, and vaudevillian all at once, an uphill slog you would be hard pressed to term `entertainment"....[Cave's] baritone doesn't sound disgusted or repulsed, just...cold and diapassionate...so the tables are turned on the listener..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With Cave sending up his image as the master of the macabre, dismantling it even as he refined his storytelling..."100.8466

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Rolling Stone (3/21/96, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...never before have manic elements elevated Cave's shtick to art as on MURDER BALLADS....literate, sultry and tortured....the performance of Nick Cave's life..."Entertainment Weekly (3/8/96, p.66) - "Not for the squeamish, this is the rare pop record that resonates with the weight of the ages..." - Rating: B+Q (3/96, p.93) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Musically, the Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between..."Option (3-4/96, p.89) - "...On MURDER BALLADS, Cave offers literary devices that separate good murder ballads from gratuitous cheap thrills..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #16 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (1/27/96, p.33) - Recommended - "...the most avowedly grim in purpose of all Cave's records....also the funniest....It dips its toes into all manner of styles. Cave is a stranger to none of them, but many would--rightly--be considered unacceptable coming from anyone else..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "More deaths than a Sam Peckinpah movie. Co-stars Polly Harvey and Kylie Minogue..."New York Times (Publisher) (2/11/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...MURDER BALLADS is about more than storytelling. In each song, Mr. Cave meticulously creates a macabre fable and then distills it to a single image of death in much the way a photographer arranges a studio shoot..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #7 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.NME (Magazine) (2/3/96, p.44) - 7 (out of 10) - "...grotesque, horrifying, and vaudevillian all at once, an uphill slog you would be hard pressed to term `entertainment"....[Cave's] baritone doesn't sound disgusted or repulsed, just...cold and diapassionate...so the tables are turned on the listener..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With Cave sending up his image as the master of the macabre, dismantling it even as he refined his storytelling..."76.60275

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Rolling Stone (6/16/94, p.110) - 3 1/2 Stars - Good Plus - "...Cave is both singing with maturity and ranting and raving like the lunatic he often becomes in performance....works the balance between prudence and wild man fervor..."Option (8/94, p.93) - "...The sound of Cave's voice and melodies, the gloomy subject matter, and the VU-like atmosphere of the Bad Seeds' instrumental work are completely predictable on each new album, but the intriguing twists and turns are not..."Musician (5/94, p.69) - "...Hey, who says there are no hopeless romantics left?...Like Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, [Cave] has a voice that was meant to provoke, irritate and generally give you the creeps--a character voice....Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "An emotional epitaph to Cave's Brazilian sojourn with Viviane Carneiro....by far the rowdiest Bad Seeds album..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #10 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'I Let Love In,' 'Red Right Hand,' and 'Loverman' capture the speed-fuelled intensity of the sessions, the songs dripping with a danger, obsession and narcissism..."73.89163

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Rolling Stone (2/20/03, p.61) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Nick Cave offers more of the gloomy torch songs and demon-exorcising mojo that have made him Australia's ranking goth poet..."Uncut (3/03, p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...NOCTURAMA sees Cave purposefully attempt to lend new flavour to an old recipe..."CMJ (1/27/03, p.6) - "...Each song on NOCTURAMA is delicately crafted around Cave's despondent vocals, which mournfully convey his daunting, yet poetic, story-telling lyrics amidst a wash of delicate piano and string arrangements..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.56) - Ranked #36 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (2/03, p.84) - "...A Cave world where The Bad Seeds can indeed stretch, howl, riff, sniff, grind and bark with a freedom unheard on record since 1993's LIVE SEEDS and where Cave himself can allow a little of that scary humanness back in..."64.07897

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "Some touching ballads...plus a fine cover of Tim Rose's 'Long Time Man' and the story song, 'The Carny'..."Pitchfork (Website) - "YOUR FUNERAL...MY TRIAL showcases Cave and the Bad Seeds' various modes and models with peak-form precision, building up from the elegantly wasted reveries, creepy cabaret set pieces and exquisite murder balladry of the album's first act before erupting into the show-stopping, whip-cracking surges of the second."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Bad Seeds play a more collaborative role, Mick Harvey especially, with their psychotic aggression driving another great fable, `The Carny,' and the hypnotically otherworldly `Stranger Than Kindness.'"Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The climactic 'Long Time Man' is surely the howl of a cornered animal, in both art and life."63.98027

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Rolling Stone (8/6/92, p.57) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...[the Bad Seeds] put forth their best playing yet...At times Cave veers into melodrama, but his songs of suffering and sin are still convincing...HENRY'S DREAM stands as provocative--albeit harrowing--music..."Entertainment Weekly (5/8/92, p.56) - Rating: B+Q (1/93, p.70) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Q (5/92, p.73) - 3 Stars - Good - "...has a rockier edge than his last outing...much here is driven along by giddy piano or acoustic guitar as Cave relates tales of degradation and woe..."Uncut (3/03, p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is The Seeds being Bad and loving every minute..."Option (9-10/92, p.94) - "...a lush, melodic sonic playground...quite beautiful..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t remains a powerful mix of feral debauchery and surreal, inexplicable beauty..."Paste (magazine) (p.91) - "[T]his era is well-stocked with timeless, majestic and icy tales like 'Jack the Ripper'..."63.90725

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Alternative Press (7/95, p.86) - Rated #41 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...along with extensive liner notes and a stark retro album design, this work boasts some of [Nick Cave's] most evocative music and lyrics..."NME (Magazine) (7/1/95, p.50) - 7 (out of 10) - "...all the gothic blues that endear him to those who seldom smile, but...with what non-Cave devotees refer to as `tunes'..."Pitchfork (Website) - "THE FIRST BORN IS DEAD feels like less of a genre exercise and more a distillation of the philosophy Cave would pursue for years to come.."63.86383

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Over spare piano, he croons of love and pain, brooding over an old flame in 'West Country Girl.'"Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.80) - "With this set of sparse piano-based crooners, Cave has created, wittingly or not, a kindler, gentler companion to last year's gloomy, dyspeptic, brilliant MURDER BALLADS..." - Rating: B+Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Q (p.44) - "Safe to say nobody writes an aching love ballad quite like the cadaverous Australian."Uncut (3/03, p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A tortured break-up album to rival Dylan's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, and every bit as affecting..."Option (5-6/97, p.96) - "...a quiet, piano-laden disc filled with ballads, and dirges, where Cave's voice throughout is stately and measured, never aggressive....a somberly mature record..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #26 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Mojo (Publisher) (p.64) - Ranked #11 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] ballad-based beauty..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "Muted, often desperately unoptimistic collection about Cave's recent relationships..."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #23 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album saw The Bad Seeds bring their most masterful, hushed performances to bear on Cave's most sparse, naked, heart-rending lyrics..."63.84558

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "Exploratory debut. Opens with 'Avalanche' which...earned a thumbs-up from its author, Leonard Cohen..."NME (Magazine) (7/1/95, p.50) - 6 (out of 10) - "...gothic blues..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]ith the unnerving piano pulse and feedback spasms of 'From Her to Eternity' and the murderous, militaristic goose-step of 'Saint Huck', the Bad Seeds refashion the Birthday Party's post-punk splatter into something even more devious and powerful."63.79014

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "Exploratory debut. Opens with 'Avalanche' which...earned a thumbs-up from its author, Leonard Cohen..."NME (Magazine) (7/1/95, p.50) - 6 (out of 10) - "...gothic blues..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]ith the unnerving piano pulse and feedback spasms of 'From Her to Eternity' and the murderous, militaristic goose-step of 'Saint Huck', the Bad Seeds refashion the Birthday Party's post-punk splatter into something even more devious and powerful."63.79013

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "...Goth-baffling selection of blues, country, gospel and '60s pop standards..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[C]ertainly, the Bad Seeds have never sounded more cheerful than in the sloshed group sing-along of the Velvets' 'All Tomorrow's Parties' and the cheeky, cowpoke reading of country ballad 'Long Black Veil'."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "His choice of songs astonishes...turning fellow Aussies The Seeker's lightweight folk song `The Carnival Is Over' into a funereal credit-roller..."63.79013

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Rolling Stone (p.56) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Bad Seeds sound wilder than ever -- guitarist Warren Ellis damn near steals the show on the hysterically heavy-breathing 'Lie Down Here'..."Rolling Stone (p.94) - Ranked #35 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "[T]he best bang and harangue since Cave's garage quartet Grinderman."Spin (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Thick with decadence, his oeuvre oozes caustic realism....A rock'n'roll fable about redemption and the pleasures of debauchery."Spin (p.50) - Ranked #18 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "Caked with organ buzz and psych guitar spray, LAZARUS recalls Grinderman's back-alley blare..."Entertainment Weekly - "Cave spits out his woebegone lyrics as if he were a Holy Ghost-filled preaching machine leading the world's funkiest revival meeting."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir musical inventiveness is highly disciplined. The band has never sounded better, and Cave seems to have relaxed into the hysteria of his vocal style..."Magnet (p.98) - "[T]he playful DIG!!! LAZARUS DIG!!! stands among his most mature albums....Quoting Iggy Pop on 'Today's Lesson' and unleashing catchy hooks on the chrous to 'Lie Down Her (& Be My Girl)."The Wire (p.53) - "[T]he album focuses on lithe grooves passed from member to member....The title track and its close musical relative 'More News From Nowhere' coasts along on Velveteen riffs..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.49) - "The spirited 'Albert Goes West' is typical of his sparse and elusive charm, while the title-track is as pointedly tuneful as it gets."Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] triumphant album....Like Bob Dylan on TIME OUT OF MIND, Cave takes time to roam the lyrical landscape he has spent his whole career mapping out..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Visceral, masterful, exciting and profound, this one -- again! feels like it may be his best."Mojo (Publisher) (p.73) - Ranked #5 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[T]his is modern rock'n'roll at its most switched-on and alive."Harp (magazine) - "[T]hese sneering, bleary-eyed tracks have a bold potency to go with their fuzz-tone organ's pop-psychedelic fizzle and frying guitars."Pitchfork (Website) - "With the emphasis on acoustic guitars and occasional blasts of electric static...[and] plenty of odd noises and lewd organs that suggest some sort of twisted take on 1960s psych and garage rock."Clash (magazine) (p.62) - Ranked #37 in Clash's "The 40 Best Albums of 2008" -- "[I]t only proved that years of hedonistic excess can -- sometimes -- lead to the path of blues rock heaven."The Word (magazine) (p.101) - "DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! majors on talking-blues ruminations that are mostly fearsome and sometimes very funny: the title track is an exploration of the Lazarus myth performed in a style that combines Jack Kerouac and Mark E Smith."Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The group sounds absolutely comfortable in its skin, bouncing ideas around with mischievous relish..."39.49746

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Spin (11/93, p.133) - Highly Recommended - "...[Nick Cave] sings the hell out of songs he wavered or growled around before....for the uninitiated, it's a solid introduction to a genius-type..."Q (10/93, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[Nick] Cave has theatricalized his performance...keeping the songs in focus, as abetted by the Bad Seeds...[LIVE SEEDS] breathes authentic brimstone..."Melody Maker (9/4/93, p.32) - "...LIVE SEEDS captures the full, red- blooded, blues-smeared, genius-streaked monty of a band 10 years into a career that continues to astonish and intrigue at every turn..."30.20482

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nick Cave is joined by former Bad Seeds Kid Congo Powers, Mick Harvey and Barry Adamson on a sweeping 'Ramblin' Mind'....[A] most heartfelt of tributes to this seismic giant of American music."0.7002079

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Rolling Stone (2/20/03, p.61) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Nick Cave offers more of the gloomy torch songs and demon-exorcising mojo that have made him Australia's ranking goth poet..."Uncut (3/03, p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...NOCTURAMA sees Cave purposefully attempt to lend new flavour to an old recipe..."CMJ (1/27/03, p.6) - "...Each song on NOCTURAMA is delicately crafted around Cave's despondent vocals, which mournfully convey his daunting, yet poetic, story-telling lyrics amidst a wash of delicate piano and string arrangements..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.56) - Ranked #36 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (2/03, p.84) - "...A Cave world where The Bad Seeds can indeed stretch, howl, riff, sniff, grind and bark with a freedom unheard on record since 1993's LIVE SEEDS and where Cave himself can allow a little of that scary humanness back in..."0.4737597

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Entertainment Weekly (4/9/04, p.86) - "[T]his compilation of faith-based songs is curious--and marvelous." - Rating: B+0.1859187

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Q (3/02, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...All compilations should be this inspired..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.77) - Ranked #8 in Mojo's "Best Blues Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (April 2002, p.121) - "...Here are 21 artists...taking liberties with the form but retaining that vital brutal authenticity..."0.1593589

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