Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity
Nick Cave’s finest hour, one of the best albums of the 1980s and an absolutely engaging record, FHTE stands as one of the most emotionally raw and bleak pieces of musical work ever recorded. Combining Cave’s bleak, often humorous, always frightening lyrics with the stellar backing band of the Bad Seeds, who are consistently able conjure up the moral apocalypse being preached by Cave. Twisting delta blues into an almost unrecognizable state, the lengthy pieces on this album rank amongst the most disturbing and dark in recorded history. Painting a vivid and horrifying vision of America through the language of it’s most accomplished and eternal musical form. Each piece creating another part of Cave’s personal diary of despair and horror. Absolutely essential, one of the only albums I’d give a 10/10 to and one of my favorite records ever made. You simply need this in your life. (This version contains the original vinyl track listings as the three added to the CD reissue don’t really add anything to it except break up the flow mid-way through the album, you’re welcome to listen to them but I’d recommend against it within the context of the album, they’re great when taken on their own)
This week’s Album of the Week was chosen by Callum Lowes.
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