Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree in The Wire (#393, Nov 2016)

ce48bf38-c6fe-457b-b338-e82671b5de8cMy review of Skeleton Tree (Bad Seeds Records Ltd), the new album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, is in the latest issue of The Wire (Nov 2016).  Here is its cover with the great Shirley Collins as the lead feature. I can’t link to my Cave review here, but suffice to say, it’s an astounding collection of songs: a work of life built out of mourning. I’ve been writing about Nick Cave’s work for nearly 25 years and this album has been the starkest one yet.