Nick Cave

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

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”.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads

Style: Goth Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Dark Cabaret

Moods: Winter, Sombre, Dark, Theatrical, Storytelling, Ominous, Brooding, Violent, Vulgar

Musical Qualities: Lyrical, Lush, Polished