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Monday, December 20th, 2004

Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and Nick Cave all make the Pop Matters best of 2004 list.

1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott Smith than we had ...

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Anti-/Epitaph artists recieve 11 PLUG Independent Music Award nominations!

The PLUG Independent Music Awards began in 2001 and are dedicated to celebrating the artists that flourish independent of Major label support. PLUG is about the independent community – fans and biz – coming together to recognize its own. Epitaph and Anti- have recieved 11 nominations for this year's awards including ...

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Nick Cave recieves a great review from Rolling Stone!

Since the dawn of time, vampiric goth icon Nick Cave has been wrapping his doomy baritone around songs about transcendent murder and fatal loves. But now there's a new wrinkle in his cape: laughs. Amid all the grotesque poetry and Armageddon guitars of this surprisingly lithe double album, Cave ...

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Monday, December 6th, 2004

Nick Cave, Elliott Smith and Tom Waits named among the Best Music of 2004.

From Popmatters.com: 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott Smith ...

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Read this great Nick Cave article from CNN.com.

Nick Cave gives Europe the 'Abattoir Blues' LONDON, England (CNN) -- Australian doom merchant Nick Cave and his band the Bad Seeds head to Europe this week after a triumphal UK tour promoting their latest album, which is reported to be selling faster than any before it in their 20-year career ...

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Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Nick Cave article from the Los Angeles Times.

A fertile mind for dark tales Perhaps inspired by a lineup shift, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds unleash a bounty of gothic rock. There are two kinds of songs the Bad Seeds do well, Nick Cave says: "Slow, sad and pathetic," and "extremely violent." Over the dozen records that ...

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