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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Buy! - (Mute)
By age 50, most rock artists are long past their prime. But not Nick Cave. Incredibly, he’s been on one of his great creative streaks over the past few years, following up 2004’s magnificent 2-CD set Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus with last year’s brutal garage-rock side-project Grinderman, and now comes an album that’ll surely rank as one of the finest of his lengthy career. Cave’s 14th album is as immediate and nearly as raucous as Grinderman, steeped in blues, gospel, the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, but it’s a long ways from being overly reverent and musty. Always a remarkable lyricist, he’s in peak form here with songs that are literate, sexual, hilarious, chilling and profound, sometimes all at once. 3/26/2008 - Don Yates
Other Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album reviews:

Push The Sky Away - 2/15/2013
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - 10/19/2004