#848 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are a regular on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The Boatman’s Call is there third out of four albums on the list and their tenth studio album. This album marks a change from the post-punk on the previous albums.

Trivia: Cave played “Into My Arms” at the funeral of  Michael Hutchence of INXS. They were friends from youth.

People Ain’t No Good” grabbed me so hard. I think there is never been a more truer song in the history of music. In “There Is a Kingdom” Cave seems to be on a spiritual journey. “Far from Me” is the story of someone who is a fair-weather friend. It is depressing too.

Overall, there are some great somber tunes on this album. It can be quite depressing. If some of the songs did not need to be vulgar, then I would have loved it more. 7.9/10.

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