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 »

Nick Cave Announces Autobiography, Exhibition

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Nick-Cave-Exhibition-Stranger-Than-KindnessNick Cave has already been a cultishly beloved icon for years. But in recent times, partially driven by excellent late-career work from Push The Sky Away to Skeleton Tree to Ghosteen, Cave has ascended to a different place. He’s taken on a whole new stature as one of our … 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 »

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 »

Watch Nick Cave Cover Daniel Johnston’s “Devil Town”

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Nick Cave recently kicked off the North American leg of his informal Conversations With… tour and he’s been paying tribute to the late Daniel Johnston by covering “Devil Town,” as Pitchfork points out. The musician has incorporated the cover into his setlists in both Washington, DC and New York. He’s not … 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 Reveals Shelved Flatbush Zombies Collab

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Nick-CaveJust about three years ago, Nick Cave released his latest album with the Bad Seeds, the harrowing yet somehow still hopeful Skeleton Tree. When he was touring the album, he discovered a newfound connection with his audience. This prompted him to start doing more intimate appearances, evenings in which he’d perform solo at … More »