Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Reviewed by: Peter Parrish
Reviewed on: 2004-11-02

Posted 11/02/2004 - 04:16:47 PM by fraew001:
 i like how neither album is particularly long - often the curse of double-album sets... nick seems to have pointed the band towards a vaguely spiritualized via t-rex sound (the over-emphasised choir treatments mostly), which i think works brilliantly, it just fits cave's untrustworthy preacher persona so well.
Posted 04/30/2005 - 08:49:55 AM by spaceship789:
 I too was impressed by the little lyrical touches. After hearing "So if you got a trumpet, get on your feet, and blow it" , modern music had lead me to expect the next line to end with " it". Instead we get, "If you’ve got a field / That don’t yield / Well, get up now and hoe it" . smile.