Tender Prey (album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Tender Prey
Tender Prey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1988)
Overall rank: 1,164th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1988 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (184th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,164th)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Tender Prey is ranked 9th 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 384 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,275.

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From garycottier 05/07/2016 16:29
Yet another great Nick Cave album, and really the last of the more darker earlier records. After this, Cave wouldn't exactly turn into Elton John, but his music would become more accessible, although still not exactly commercial. The tender prey kicks off with, the mercy seat, another classic Cave moment, but the album never lets up. Deanna, is a kind of twisted soul number, city of refuge, another strong cut, and, up jumped the devil, is excellent. Slowly goes the night, is lighter, but like the whole record, it still retains it's dark undertow. Great stuff.
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From theroller 04/12/2016 19:05
Full gothic rock
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From badseed 04/13/2015 03:31
The last of Cave's post-punk era, with by far their strongest songwriting yet. Side one is far superior to side two, but that's saying more about the strengths of the former than the weaknesses of the latter.

Favorite tracks: "The Mercy Seat", "Deanna", "Up Jumped the Devil", "City of Refuge"
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From BraddlesHendo 10/28/2014 09:03
The first Nick Cave album I bought. Remember was a indie record shop in some creepy basement in Melbourne. This is a masterpiece album,believe Nick Cave was badly strung out on heroin, album cover says it all. A very dark trip this album. I'm sure Cave had some demons of his own to deal with, but help inspire a great record, love all his albums .
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From Decurso 08/13/2014 15:40
If not Cave's best, certainly his most rockin'. Strong themes of religion and manipulation recur throughout. Up Jumped the Devil and Sunday's Slave are the darkest tracks, Watching Alice is beautiful in a sad, creepy kind of way and Deanna is my personal favourite strictly because the upbeat, rocking music is a stark contrast to the morbid lyrical content.
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From Graeme2 06/28/2014 07:50
Mercy seat one of THE great tracks. A must have album for anyone into cave at all.
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From JoaoMoreira 07/12/2013 00:14
One of the greatest Nick's album.
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From demetrios 02/16/2012 05:20
This albums is a turning point for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It is the time that they are moving from the rawness of their post-punk influence to a more controlled, theatrical tone. The 1990s will see a much more melodic band, but for now, we are waving goodbye to the Cave we used to know ever since the birthday party. And of course the Mercy Seat is an brilliant masterpiece both musically and lyrically...
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