Ghosteen, by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Music): Editor’s Choice

Summary: The 17th full-length studio release for Australian rock band is influenced in part by the accidental death of Nick Cave’s 15-year old son in 2015 and is considered the third and final part of trilogy of albums that includes 2013’s Push the Sky Away and 2016’s Skeleton Tree.

Record Label: Ghosteen

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Name: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Credit: Primary Artist

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REVIEW

It’s an epic masterpiece of peace and mourning – packaged in a marvelous mix of New Age orchestrations and gloomy synth ballads lifted from a Tears for Fears record. It sounds both religious and mystic – images of Medieval cathedrals and enchanted forests come to mind when one becomes lost in this hypnotic opera. Ghosteen is a soothing sonic journey that stirs both the heart and the imagination.

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