Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus (studio album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-09-20
Overall rank: 741st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 403 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (120th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (741st)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus is ranked 5th best out of 27 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 386 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,945.

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80/100 (from 403 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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95/100
From 05/05/2022 17:51
Album of the year (TIE) with Bubblegum
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From 11/21/2021 17:46
OMG This album is awesome!
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90/100
From 07/04/2021 21:44
Highlights:

- Hiding All Away
- There She Goes, My Beautiful World
- The Lyre of Orpheus
- Babe, You Turn Me On
- O Children
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65/100
From 02/08/2021 18:08
The good thing when releasing such a long album is that you have room to try new things, but also include some of your typical stuff, so that in the end there is something for everyone.
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85/100
From 09/14/2020 08:42
One of his best, consistently strong
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90/100
From 07/19/2019 20:28
Favorite Tracks:Cannibal's Hymn, There She Goes My Beautiful World, Nature Boy, Abattoir Blues, Let The Bells Ring, The Fable Of The Brown Ape, Breathless, Babe You Turn Me On
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From 07/13/2019 04:38
A sprawling diverse intimate expansive tour de force
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75/100
From 12/23/2018 19:30
Beatiful album. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are a little more folky on this one.
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From 04/19/2018 22:27
The Lyre Of Orpheus is definitely much stronger, every song is great, but Abattoir Blues has some friggin great songs like Get Ready For Love, There She Goes My Beautiful World, Nature Boy and Hiding All Away. As a big fan of Nick, I'd certainly say this is another one of his fantastic records, but not his 3rd best. Probably not top 5 either, but he still managed to continue his "incredible albums streak". What a musician.
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From 04/05/2018 15:43
Definitely Nick Cave's best album. Chock full of brilliant songs. Somewhat inconsistent as most double albums are - would have made a killer single album. Here's my imaginary track-listing:

1) Nature Boy
2) There She Goes
3) Abattoir Blues
4) Let the Bells Ring
5) Messiah Ward

6) Breathless
7) Easy Money
8) Supernaturally
9) Carry Me
10) O Children
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