Kicking Against The Pricks (album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Kicking Against The Pricks
Kicking Against The Pricks by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1986)
Overall rank: 4,627th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1986 (72nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (725th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,627th)
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Kicking Against The Pricks is ranked 16th 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 385 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,309.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From JimagineL 12/02/2018 14:57
I know they are all covers, but in this album they did It in such a way that makes It unique, kind of like the way Cash does his covers, really impressionable.
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From garycottier 05/05/2016 19:25
Kicking against the pricks, is one of those rare covers albums, where instead of sounding like an indulgent karaoke record, here, it actually sounds like an LP. Opener, muddy water, is possibly the best song here, just like he does on most of the tracks, Cave really makes it his own. By the time I get to Phoenix, is great too, up there with Isaac Hayes' epic version. Hey Joe, though, is not up to the Hendrix take, but as before, Cave still makes it his own. Long black veil, is dark and brooding, while, I'm gonna kill that woman, sounds like vintage Cave. The hammer song, is another special moment. All in all, an enjoyable and atmospheric album.
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From badseed 04/13/2015 03:24
Nothing spectacular, but a fun cover album.

Favorite tracks: "I'm Gonna Kill That Woman", "Muddy Water"
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From catpower16 12/30/2013 20:34
Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds manage to make their own interpretation of each song they cover. In this process, they re-invent the original, with often fantastic results
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From eclab 01/31/2013 13:19
Pretty good for an album full of covers.
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