NICK CAVE: Abbatoir Blues: 2X CD

Gone is the deranged growl of a man with blood on his hands and the dead body of an ex-lover in the trunk of his car. My guess is that he found religion and invested in some throat lozenges, two things that definitely didn’t need to happen to NickCave. It’s not really a bad listen, and it has a few curveballs here and there, but it’s just waaaaay too restrained coming from the man behind records like Prayers on Fire and Your Funeral… My Trial.

 –josh (Mute)