Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen review his most beautiful songs

Caves voice is richer than ever on this stunning double album that sets desperation against empathy and faith Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 18th album was casually announced, a week before its release, in answer to an online query from a fan on Caves His most recent tour was effectively its live incarnation, based around an audience Q&A, conducted without a moderator. Anyone who has attended an artist Q&A where a particularly banzai fan has ended up in possession of the microphone knows what a bold high-wire act that is. The accidental death of Warren Elliss tape loops and electronics replaced by warm analogue synthesiser that gives proceedings a faintly proggy feel. Indeed, Ghosteen occasionally feels like an infinitely …