Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (studio album) by John Cale

Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood by John Cale
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-01
Overall rank: 13,140th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 16 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (307th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (2,833rd)
Award Best albums of all time (13,140th)

John Cale bestography

Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood is ranked 10th best out of 41 albums by John Cale on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Cale is Paris 1919 which is ranked number 778 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,359.

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72/100 (from 16 votes)
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From 03/30/2018 23:03
Not quite classic Cale, but I do think this album is an interesting experiment and is worth listening to if your a fan of John’s. The opening track is the best, really great, but after that there’s a little run of tracks that really aren’t too good before we get to the (almost) title track ‘Nookie Wood’ which is musically ok, but lyrically very interesting. After that we get some nice tracks, the best of which are ‘Mary’ and ‘Midnight Feast’ with the only lowpoint being ‘December Rain’, before ending on another interesting track, ‘Sandman’.

This album does have one major flaw however, one that ruins some tracks, and that flaw is the scourge on music that is autotune. Autotune is a tool that can be used to a musicians advantage, but Cale uses it in a rather unfortunate manner, dating the album more than his work from decades ago. Shame too, there is an amazing album in here somewhere.
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