Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

LP, Bad Seed. 2016


On this mournful offering, Cave’s poetic reflections on loss, longing, and loneliness slowly float down a river of gloomy synth drones, somber strings, and sparse piano. While not exactly uplifting, the album has a sense of peace and beauty that continues up through the repeating final refrain, “and it’s alright now”.


Style: Singer/Songwriter, Drone, Chamber Music, Ambient Pop, Slowcore

Vibe: Sombre, Mournful, Reflective, Sentimental, Intimate, Lonely, Heartfelt, Defeated, Mellow, Sad, Poetic, Peaceful

Musical Qualities: Slow, Droney, Orchestral, Sparse, Lyrical


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