Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (studio album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-03-03
Overall rank: 2,261st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 242 votes)
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is ranked 14th best out of 27 albums by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is Skeleton Tree which is ranked number 382 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,856.

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From 11/07/2020 21:16
With this album a lot of tracks have a faster tempo and a heavier rock sound than this other albums. Great album. Title track being one of my personal favorites from him. There's a couple of fillers but overall the majority of the album is pretty solid. Surprised it's not ranked higher among his catalog.
Other top tracks: Call Upon The Author, Hold On To Yourself, Jesus Of The Moon, & More News From Nowhere.
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From 06/20/2019 05:33
A great return to form by Cave and the boys.
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From 05/15/2016 11:18
Dig, Lazarus, dig, is the closest that Nick Cave and the bad seeds got to the sound of his Grinderman side project. It's probably his most rocking album and another excellent one. The title track is superb, as is, today's lesson. Other highlights are, we call upon the author, and, more news from nowhere. It's amazing that Cave is still making great music after 30 years, and there's no sign of him making a bad record yet. Dig, is another essential Nick Cave album. Brilliant. Poor Larry.
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From 04/13/2015 04:42
The band takes an interesting turn with this Grinderman-esque album. You've got to give them credit for keeping us guessing as to what they'll do next.

Favorite tracks: "We Call Upon the Author", "More News From Nowhere"
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From 03/19/2014 15:27
I'm surprised users prefer 10 Nick Cave albums to this one. "Let Love In" is a contender, but this is my favorite, both in its accessibility and its Bad-Seeds-esque weirdness. "We Call Upon the Author" is a standout track.
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From 06/27/2012 05:56
I much prefered it when Nick Cave started writing with guitar again instead of piano. His albums immediately became harder.
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