The Boatman's Call (album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Love laid bare. Cave makes his own blood on the tracks or maybe blood in the water would be more apt.
I take back my previous comment: while still not as good as Let Love In, this is a beautiful album and probably my second or third favourite by him.
Very pretty, and an uncharacteristically comfortable listen for a Nick Cave album. Good if the darkness of his other stuff turns you off.
Best album ever on my totally subjective list. Based on the memory of it the and now. My Age/the timing/albums quality and past musical eperience seems intermerged and impossible to distinguishe....
Lost or impossible love made into art.
No way in hell is this Nick Cave's best album, not even top 5. That says less about the quality of the album and more about how amazing his entire discography is, though.
PJ will leave a shattered heart that can never be repaired.
The kind of break-up album that only Cave can deliver, with equal measure buzz-saw realism and grand guginol gothic pop.
Cave's mastery of song-writing comes to the fore on Boatman's Call where he manages to write dark and brooding songs you can actually make love to. It is as if the dark lord is seducing you with the hidden beauty waiting to be extracted from the morose.
This album leaves behind much of the story-telling he is renowned for and instead touches on deep personal existential musings using a visceral poetry that caresses confusing yet beautiful emotions from the listener.
He seems to be telling us that beauty truly eminates from the darkness and not from the light of which most of us presume. Few artists have the genius to make us realise this incredible insight.
The Boatman's call, is the most beautiful Nick Cave album. Its really a solo record, although it is credited to the Bad Seeds. It's also one of Cave's best and my personal favourite of his, alongside, abbotoir blues. It's his heartbreak LP, his, blood on the tracks, his, tunnel of love. Opener, into my arms, is stunning, a beautiful track. Lime tree arbour, is a favourite of mine. Other highlights are, (are you)the one that i've been waiting for, people ain't no good, and, there is a kingdom. It's a stunning record from start to finish, although the latter songs aren't as good as the earlier ones. Still, another superb album. Nick Cave at his jaw dropping best.
I remember when Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds toured this album. Theyopened with Into My Arms and Cave had a terrible time with the first line "I don' t believe in an interventionist god" it took him 4 or 5 gos to get through it and ages to complete the song. Had seen him live a number of times but never struggle like this. Eventually the gig went well. Anyway this was the night Michael Hutchence did away with himself in the hotel room with Nick being the godfather of his child. Sad but true.
Very sad but incredibly beautiful, this album is drenched in gorgeousness
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