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5.0 out of 5 stars
Melancholic, haunting, beautiful and brilliant, 4 April 2001
Right from the outset, with the superb opening track "As I Sat Sadly By Her Side", the listener is absorbed into the deep, dark, rich, occasionally chilling but always inspiring world of Wangaratta's finest son, Mr Nick Cave - the vessel for surely the truest and most enduring artistic vision in contemporary music.
Despite his growing fame, success and (dare I say it) acceptance, Nick Cave is still possessed of the same forces that inspired such brilliant albums as "The Good Son" and "Henry's Dream", and in many ways has honed these to a greater precision in this, his latest album.
"Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow" is Cave at his raving-preacher best, while "Love Letter" will play your heartstrings with the dexterity and poignance of Bad Seeds violinist Warren Ellis. "God is in the House" is the highlight, showing Cave's much underrated comic side.
The first must-have of 2001.