Skeleton Tree (studio album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-09-09
Overall rank: 404th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 630 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2016 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (54th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (404th)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Skeleton Tree is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is The Boatman's Call which is ranked number 394 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,888.

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Skeleton Tree track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 630 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.0/100, a mean average of 82.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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Rating:  
100/100
From 06/06/2021 15:56
Highlights:

- Girl In Amber
- I Need You
- Skeleton Tree
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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/04/2021 09:18
Took me a while to liken to this album so much. I still think Ghosteen is the best of the trilogy but this finally clicked. I Need You and Distant Sky are amazing
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From 11/27/2020 20:32
Cave's best album. by some good margin. I've been a fan for some time, I never thought he'd release something this good so late in his career. The arrangements and songwriting for the album are haunting and beautiful......best album of the 2010's???
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/04/2020 17:32
Highlights:

I Need You
Skeleton Tree
Rings Of Saturn
Girl In Amber
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From 07/15/2019 17:24
More death? Fuck’s sake. This time we’re dealing with Nick Cave’s grief after the loss of his son, and it’s heartrending. The usual swagger and bombast in his voice has gone, and we’re left listening to him breathe sharply in between tears. I’ll admit I haven’t seen the documentary that went along with this, but it seems like the music tells enough of the story on its own.

Best track: Distant Sky. It will bring you to your knees if you haven’t heard it already. The female singer brings in an inspired contrast to Cave’s own wavering voice.
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95/100
From 07/13/2019 04:54
A heart rending and soul stirring masterpiece. One of Nick's crowning achievements
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95/100
From 05/19/2019 23:20
It's like this album whole album was created to give you that dread feeling, the songs alone are quite simple, the lyrics aswell, but is the deliverance, the passion that It is singed and played that really makes this one of the greats.
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From 03/01/2018 14:56
A bitter masterpiece
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90/100
From 11/18/2017 20:23
A very sad album, but consistent at songwriting.
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From 11/18/2017 17:16
The man has never made a bad solo album. (Excluding Birthday Party)
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