nick cave and the bad seeds top 10 songs

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 10 best songs

Few artists can harness the forces of darkness quite like Nick Cave. Over the course of five decades, Cave has cultivated a discography with a wide array of songs that run the gamut of emotions from menacing to spiritual, angry to heartfelt. He can frighten and enlighten. Whether it be with The Birthday Party or Grinderman, Cave’s diverse songwriting and baritone have always been the backbone. Here, we will be concentrating on his work with his greatest band, The Bad Seeds. Distilling fifteen albums to ten songs is a daunting task but that just means this will be a truly stellar list.

A just plain sweet track from a great album that the band hated the mix on. It is a bit more pop-sounding than what they were used to but it hardly diminishes the song’s quality.

9. “Shoot Me Down ,” b-side of “Bring it On”, 2003

One of Cave’s more intimate tracks is also one of his most underappreciated. Found on the B-Sides & Rarities comp, Cave’s voice is rarely this vulnerable.

This album marked a change in direction for the band as their sound softened considerably. It proved they were as adept at tenderness as they were at confrontation.

From the second half of a double album, this is one of the frantically paced Bad Seeds songs that keeps your leg pumping.

A tragic tale told from the villain’s point-of-view. A story like this should be creepy and unsettling but comes off beautiful instead.

Sounding an air raid siren and demanding all to praise God. It’s practically a threat, but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

4. “Oh My Lord ,” from No More Shall We Part. 2001

Somehow, when Nick Cave takes you to church, it’s a welcome experience. It’s not like when your parents dragged you as a kid.

The band’s most recognizable song, thanks to its inclusion to the Scream movie trilogy. The organ is just so cool.

A fantastic macabre tune about a town where a murderer is knocking off neighbors and neighbors’ pets, all lightened up by the “la-la-la-la’s” that were prevalent on the album.

Any time Johnny Cash likes a song enough to cover it, you’d have to say it’s your best song, right? Ask Trent Reznor. The repeated refrain brings the house down, almost as if this is Cave’s mission statement. Tell the truth and don’t be afraid to die.

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nick cave and the bad seeds top 10 songs Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 10 best songs Few artists can harness the forces of darkness quite like Nick Cave. Over the course of five decades, Cave has cultivated a discography with a wide array of songs that run the gamut...