This was the first Nick Cave album I ever owned, but it started a passion for a man who never fails to arouse emotion.
Henry's Dream mixes rock, gospel and haunting ballads to great effect. You could never call this his best album, but it should make you laugh and possibly even cry. And anyone who can sensibly rhyme confetti and machete in the same couplet has to be deserving of more than faint praise.
If you want a taster of Nick Cave, then this is probably not the best one to start with - there are many better, such as Boatman's Call, Red Right Hand and Murder Ballads - but a welcome addition to any Cave collection.