AOTY 2019
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nocturama
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Based on 6 reviews
2003 Ratings: #201 / 280
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Based on 68 ratings
2003 Ratings: #129
February 11, 2003 / Release Date
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WhatTheFunk
42
BAND BINGE: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, PART. 7

For 20 years now, Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds have offered us a series of excellent albums. Was the band going to maintain this rather hallucinatory artistic quality forever? Could Nick Cave make a really bad album? This is the haunting question I will try to answer in this new review!

It was with a little apprehension that we wondered, with each new album, if the Bad Seeds and their leader would fail, thinking that this day would ... read more
Plats
51
If you take the pain away from a Nick Cave record, what you're left with is your average rock record with Nick Cave singing on it. Unfortunately, "Nocturama" is that record. Nick's vocals are great as always and "Babe, I'm On Fire" is a fantastic song, but the lyrics feel like they were written a day each and there are quite a few awful blunders in the tracklist, like the dreadful attempt at radio rock that is "Bring It On".

Fav Tracks: Babe, I'm On Fire; ... read more
TheBravesDH
65
Took him a quarter century, but Nick finally swung and missed.
NR
Relatively good.
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This Is Disappointing Cave
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