The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

PJ Harvey – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Cover)

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Nick-Cave-PJ-HarveyNick Cave and Polly Jean Harvey have a history — one that goes beyond the fact that the two of them are great at musically exploring the darkness of the human soul. Cave and Harvey duetted on “Henry Lee,” a song from Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 1996 album Murder Ballads. And for … More »

Premature Evaluation: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Ghosteen

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Nick-Cave-And-The-Bad-Seeds-GhosteenOn July 14, 2015, Nick Cave’s teenage son Arthur died in a tragic accident, falling from a cliff in Brighton. The event, of course, irrevocably altered the path of Cave and his family’s lives. It also, inevitably, will loom over whatever music he releases from now on. The story surrounded Skeleton Tree, his … More »

Stream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ New Double Album Ghosteen

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Two weeks ago, we didn’t know that there was going to be a new Nick Cave album, but now we have a new Nick Cave album. In fact, we have two. Last week, Cave and his band the Bad Seeds announced that a new double album called Ghosteen was on the way. More »

Snoop Dogg Covers Nick Cave For Peaky Blinders

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Snoop DoggFor five seasons now, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ track “Red Right Hand” has served as the theme song for the UK period crime drama Peaky Blinders. PJ Harvey, Laura Marling, Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker, and more have also covered the song for the show. And now, as Pitchfork, Snoop Dogg … More »

New Nick Cave Double Album Ghosteen Out Next Week

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Nick-Cave-And-The-Bad-SeedsFor a while now, Nick Cave has been engaging in a pretty fascinating project. Cave, a man whose mystique is stronger than that of almost any of his peers, has been opening up to his public, answering questions as forthrightly and honestly as he can. It started last year, when Cave went on a new … More »

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Conway Savage Dead At 58

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Conway Savage — the pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — passed away on Sunday night at the age of 58. More »

Watch Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue Reunite On “Where The Wild Roses Grow” At All Points East

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Nick-Cave-And-Kylie-MinogueIn 1995, Kyle Minogue was still something resembling a teen-pop star. But that’s when Nick Cave, her fellow Australian, wrote “Where The Wild Roses Grow” with Minogue in mind. Cave admits that he’d been nurturing “a quiet obsession” with Minogue for years, and he turned that into a dark and heavy song about obsession and … More »