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

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-09-20
Overall rank: 737th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 366 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (737th)

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Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus is ranked 5th best out of 25 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 364 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,401.

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80/100 (from 366 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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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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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95/100
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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From 07/06/2017 06:09
So very very much to discover here on Genius double.

Strangely both albums start of poor but ends fantaboubus.
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From 03/05/2017 18:46
Favorite Tracks: There She Goes, My Beautiful World, Abattoir Blues & Nature Boy
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From 09/29/2016 17:42
Best album I've heard in a while. Oh my god.
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From 05/15/2016 16:42
Along with, the boatman's call, abattoir blues/lyre of Orpheus, is my favourite Nick Cave album. In a way it's his gospel rock album. The first disc(abattoir), is the more upbeat of the two with, cannibal's hymn, there she goes, my beautiful world, and, nature boy, the best. Off the mellower second disc, breathless, easy money, and, o Childern, are all excellent. There's nothing weak here, it's an absolutely stunning record from one of the best songwriters of the last thirty or so years. A masterpiece.
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From 01/01/2016 18:33
Both discs are simply wonderful
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