You’d think that after 20+ years in the business of making music that one of his 14 albums would be kind of a dud, but here we are with
First off, it seems rare that the album art could so effectively set the tone for the album, but Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! has a cover that summarizes the feel of the album so perfectly that you can’t help but marvel at the thought behind the simple but overwhelmingly effective decision to put the title up in big neon lights. Indeed, on this outing, Cave’s approach sounds almost like a showtune in its bombast and bigness. Beginning with the opening track, ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!,’ the album sounds huge and epic and doesn’t slow down as Cave and the band move through each tune with focus and a purpose. This is yet another non-single driven album and the result if a 55-minute journey into what feels like a twisted Broadway rock musical like only Nick Cave could do with his atmospheric, almost Lovecraftian prose lyrics. The standout tracks include the infectious and impatient ‘We Call Upon the Author’ and ‘Albert Goes West,’ although each track on the album brings something purposeful and interesting to the table.
Musically speaking, the Bad Seeds are just as on point as their fearless leader. If
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