Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
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Based on 4 reviews
1988 Ratings: #29 / 119
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Based on 99 ratings
1988 Ratings: #15
September 19, 1988 / Release Date
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MasterCrackfox
75
What feels like a more focused effort from The Bad Seeds compared to their previous record, the group continue to take a more subtler turn in their music from the brash and chaotic realm they had previously explored. That focus is on the haunting vocal performances by Nick Cave, accompanied by often bluesy rock instrumentation. Although this still doesn't feel like what will inevitably the groups best work, you can see them finding their footing more and more and finding what works best for ... read more
EMR
64
A more rock oriented piece in Cave and the Seeds discography. As anthemic and powerful as some of the choruses on these post-punk cuts may be, it'd be a bit much to compare this collection of straight-forward, linear rock songs with some of the man's most poetic and experimental works (even though this is often pointed as one of his best, curiously).
TheBravesDH
92
A really incredible album and good starting point for newbies in their discography. It's popularity sometimes overshadows the fact that they have a truly amazing catalog. The Mercy Seat is absolutely one of the most chilling songs ever.
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Where You Should Start

Best: ALl Except MErcy
Worst: Mercy
mz
60
Has prey been this tender before?
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Track List

  1. The Mercy Seat
  2. Up Jumped The Devil
  3. Deanna
  4. Watching Alice
  5. Mercy
  6. City Of Refuge
  7. Slowly Goes The Night
  8. Sunday's Slave
  9. Sugar Sugar Sugar
  10. New Morning
  11. The Mercy Seat (Video Mix)
 
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