Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2008 Ratings: #7 / 758
Year End Rank: #7
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Based on 149 ratings
2008 Ratings: #95
Liked by 4 people
April 8, 2008 / Release Date
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I don't know this album just seems so... shallow for Nick? It's the sort of midlife crisis silly rock music I'd expect from Grinderman, which I always thought of as more of a funny joke band than anything else.

It is understandable that - since 2007 and the release of Grinderman's debut album - some old fans say that the real Nick Cave is finally back, the Nick Cave of "The Birthday Party" and the first feverish albums with ... read more
"Oh yeah, what a good old-fashioned rockin' and, rollin' and, roll-lickin' and, rock...lickin' and, i-it's kind of a comedown after how great the last album was but still, rocks... album." ~MicTheSnare, 2019

Saying a decently strong 7/10 is a comedown isn't saying a whole lot about the album however as Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! is still a really good album from the Bad Seeds that truly rocks out. It's sort of a return to their post-punk roots with a cleaner and more polished rock sound, ... read more
I dig it
This is quite easily the most energetic and enthusiastic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album yet. Sure, the group have had outings that provide some fun and lively moments, this album is at full force non-stop.

Borrowing from post-punk perhaps more than ever as well, this feels like such a fresh sound that one would easily be confused to find this was the same group in many ways.

Of course all the Bad Seeds flags are there; uniquely deep lyricism and storytelling, insanely well crafted ... read more
"Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" has plenty of that Nick Cave charm for the average fan to "Dig" into. His storytelling and lyricism is fantastic and the vocals and production are pretty much what you'd expect from the Bad Seeds. It's just that it feels kinda shallow and less emotionally-involving compared to most of what he's done.

Fav Tracks: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!; More News from Nowhere; Midnight Man; Jesus of the Moon; We Call Upon the Author; Today's Lesson

Least Fav Track: ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
  2. Today's Lesson
  3. Moonland
  4. Night of the Lotus Eaters
  5. Albert Goes West
  6. We Call Upon the Author
  7. Hold on to Yourself
  8. Lie Down Here (& Be My Girl)
  9. Jesus of the Moon
  10. Midnight Man
  11. More News From Nowhere
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