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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage. theguardian.com Last Thursday, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis dropped their first official non-soundtrack album collaboration. The (sort of) surprise release was teased via Cave’s Q&A blog The Red Hand Files back in January. It’s the first release of wholly new material from Cave since 2019’s Ghosteen...

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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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JON C. IRESON’S BEST ALBUMS OF THE 2010’S

It’s list season and a particularly abundant one as we near the end of a decade. Plenty of great music to fill many scrolls but I’ve handpicked 50  of the records that spoke to me the most over the last 10 years. With the diversity of musical output increasing exponentially with each decade, it’s become...

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Nick Cave live in Vancouver. Photo by Jon C. Ireson

Nick Cave – Part 2: Live in Conversation

The world is grieving and needs to have a good therapy session. At least, that’s the sense you get from being in the room during Nick Cave’s current tour, ‘A Conversation with Nick Cave’. When someone goes through the death of a loved one, the tendency is to recoil from the public to grieve and...

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Nick Cave – Part 1: The Album

The inimitable Nick Cave creates a synth-gospel masterpiece as he rounds out a trilogy of albums with Ghosteen amid a tragic loss. Nick Cave has cemented his legendary status as a storyteller, poet, singer, and frontman by exorcising manic tales of depravity alongside the most touching piano ballads. Cave doesn’t pull punches, his expression is always...

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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day and Metallica returned for another gasp. Years-in-hype releases from Radiohead, Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean and Drake finally came forward. Neil Young put out two albums while Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and...

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The 12 Greatest Releases of Music in the Year 2013

#12 Amok  by Atoms For Peace Thom Yorke’s out-of-thin-air “Supergroup” finally gives us a stamped-and-sealed debut album of new material from the brains and spinal cords of Flea, Nigel Godrich,  Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. Amok is everything Yorke’s solo album, The Eraser, is only with rhythms more tribal and persistent, songs that expand and experience rapid evolution. It’s always...

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