It is truly sad when artists with great vision and imagination, whose work is filled with power and beauty, just kind of lose it all at once. This could be the first record Nick Cave has made that feels like he is just doing it because it is his Analisa - Public Image Limited - Alife 2009 (Academy Leeds) to make records and be Nick Cave.
Everything is predictable and sounds like something Cave has done before. The Bad Seeds ' edges are smoothed over by the too-slick production; Cave 's lyrics are not provocative or funny or much of Im On Fire - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nocturama worth hearing. There are also a few surprises of an unpleasant nature on Nocturama : Im On Fire - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nocturama It On" sounds like alternative rock by-the-numbers; without Cave 's vocals it could be the Wallflowers. This could be the first Bad Seeds track to sport a depressingly standard guitar solo over the fade.
Longtime Cave fans may need to reach for the smelling salts after hearing it. There are also a couple of songs that revisit the old storm-and-bang days of the Birthday Party and early Bad Seeds. One might say these forays into noisy, aggressive post-punk are commendable or one could say he is treading water he puked out 20 years ago.
Add to that the fact that the racing tempos, jagged guitars, and shouted vocals of "Dead Man in My Bed" and the seemingly endless "Babe, I'm on Fire" break up the somnambulant mood of the rest of the record. Actually, while it may be derivative of his glorious past, "Babe, I'm on Fire" is a welcome blast of energy; he should have made it 30 minutes long instead of ten and called it his new record. When All The Laughter Dies In Sorrow - Chicago - Chicago III from that track, Cave sounds like a writer on his 15th book Babe nothing much left to say, nothing left to do but go through the motions, phoning his performance in with a yawn.
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