The Good Son (album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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The best album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is The Boatman's Call which is ranked number 370 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,204.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.
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1st album by NC & TBS where I went, wow, that's something special. Still holds up today.
pretty good music, though it can be a little inconsistent
Not a skippable song! Beautiful
The Good Son is a very underrated album that has great songwriting as well as having a strong powerful atmosphere created through deep personal lyrics and great instrumentation
This was the most accessible Nick Cave album to date when it was released in 1990. It's still a dark record, but the music is now approaching a beauty you certainly wouldn't have expected a few years before. Opener, foi na cruz, is lovely, as is, the weeping song. The most beautiful track though is the brilliant, the ship song, one of Cave's greatest ballads. There's no weak songs here, and, Lucy, is a great closing track. It's amazing how Nick Cave can effortlessly move from one extreme to another, from, the tender prey, to this. A true genius, one of the greatest songwriters ever.
Perhaps the most calculated album, track by track, that they ever did.
Favorite tracks: "The Ship Song", "The Weeping Song"
As much a spiritual as a listening experience: its theme derived from the parable of the prodigal son, only this is about the good son, the one that stayed behind - as opposed to the prodigal one...
At the funeral, no one mourned him besides the unrecognizable stranger standing in the shadows.
His voice is wonderful and his songwriting is not just good, it makes you able to become a part of the music, it' s like a 45' adventure. He' s definitely the best songwriter I' ve ever listened to.
There are certainly songs on other albums I like better than most of the songs on this album, but this is my favorite Nick Cave record by far. And Lucy. Oh, Lucy. So beautiful.