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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: Ghosteen

Mark Mordue, The Electrified Journalist, 6 October 2019

NOTE: I wrote these notes upon a first listening to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Ghosteen. I tried to evolve the words into something else and could not seem to move far past the notes and responses I first had. Ghosteen is so big and deep it's hard to box it into what passes for a review conventionally. I may be wrong about a few things here, in what I say and how I say it. But I decided to just let the notes work in their own way, to serve as a map of the journey I took listening to the record. I think Ghosteen is a masterpiece – but it is not a record that fits into a contemporary musical landscape that most people are familiar with. I hope what I've written is of some value or interest, another light on it all. "Let's go."

Total word count of piece: 1734


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