The Firstborn Is Dead (album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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The best album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is The Boatman's Call which is ranked number 370 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,204.
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This album is rated in the top 13% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.
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The follow up to, from her to eternity, the firstborn is dead, is Nick Cave's blues album. It's full of blues imagery, especially on opener, tupelo, about the stormy night when Elvis and Jesse Presley were born. Elsewhere, there's the brilliant, black crow king, the superb, say goodbye to the little girl tree, and closing track, blind lemon Jefferson. Knockin' on Joe, is also a great brooding number. The only weak moment is the slightly boring Dylan cover, wanted man. All in all, another essential Nick Cave record.
A haunting, underrated album. "Tupelo" is definitely the standout track but everything is worth a listen.
Favorite tracks: "Tupelo", "Knockin' On Joe"
Exceedingly dark and haunting. Tupelo might well be Cave's single best song.
I remember buying a black jumper just before getting the Stagecoach bus down to London to see him for this album's tour.