B-Sides & Rarities Review

artist: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds date: 06/27/2005 category: compact discs
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: B-Sides & Rarities
Released: Mar 22, 2005
Label: Mute
Genre: Rock
Styles: Singer/Songwriter, Post-Punk
Number Of Tracks: 55
For Cave fans who have been patiently and exhaustively compiling this stuff in all sorts of dodgy ways, this set is a righteous archivist's gift.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
B-Sides & Rarities Reviewed by: unregistered, on june 27, 2005
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Sound: Nick Cave and the world's greatest backing band return. This B-Sides collection is one of the greatest ever written. Featuring songs written at the "From Her To Eternity" Period right up till today it contains three-discs full of ditties where you go "How did that not make it?" It also features fantastic different versions of previously recorded songs like a fantastic "Mercy Seat." There are also some covers including a classic Leonard Cohen Song. Shane McGowan & Bad Seed violinist/multi-instrumetalist's band The Dirty Three make appearances. The only problems is that some tracks like "The Train Song" sound just like other Bad Seeds songs. Jazz, rock, art-rock, blues and a bunch of other genres are tried and tested in a way that only mr. Cave can do. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics to The B-Sides range from the love-songs to completely weird. I don't focus much on lyrics but with Cave it's different. He is great at giving out lines of theolgy. // 8

Overall Impression: The album isn't as good as say "Let Love In" or "The Good Son" but as a B-Sides collection goes it knocks Nirvana's Insectiside Out Of The Water. // 10

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