2 February 2021
AllMusic/Stephen Thomas Erlewine: “In some ways, Murder Ballads is the record
Nick Cave was waiting to make his entire career. Death and violence have always haunted
his music, even when he wasn’t explicitly singing about the subject. He sings about nothing but death in the most gruesome, shocking fashion. Divided between originals and covers, the record is awash in both morbid humor and sobering horror, as the Bad Seeds provide an appropriate backdrop for the carnage, alternating between blues, country, and lounge-jazz.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume says: Agatha Christie translated to music.
Singles/clips: Where The Wild Roses Grow / Henry Lee
– WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW –
(With Kylie Minogue)
– HENRY LEE –
(With PJ Harvey)
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: All Albums