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News for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds in December 2004

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 ...

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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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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 ...

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