This was the album NC & TBS were touring when I first saw them live, one of the most intense concerts I have ever witnessed. This album in particular shows the many sides to the Bad Seeds -raucous, melodic, humorous and sorrowful – and Nick Cave’s lyrics are brilliant (as always). In my opinion it’s one of the best double albums ever made.
Brilliant simple songs that sound great full on band style or stripped back. The rawness of the performance and fragility within Cobain’s voice.
I listened to this album a lot in my first year of uni. It was a great panacea to all the cheesy Club nights and relentless MTV screenings that were hard to escape when you were living in student digs. A brilliant ambient album made by a true innovator. And he’s a Cornish boy!
I just love it!
It rocks my balls off! I liked hearing Placebo taken down this route with slightly more production, enhancing the epic nature of the songs.