Nocturama (album)

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Nocturama
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Studio album by
Released3 February 2003
RecordedMarch 2002
StudioSingSing Melbourne
GenreAlternative rock
Length57:35
LabelMute, ANTI-
ProducerNick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Nick Launay
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds chronology
No More Shall We Part
(2001)
Nocturama
(2003)
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press5/5 stars[3]
Blender4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork7.0/10[8]
Q3/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Uncut3/5 stars[11]

Nocturama is the twelfth studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in 2003. It so far has a Metacritic score of 73 out of 100 based on "generally favorable reviews".[1] To date, it is the last Bad Seeds album to feature founding member Blixa Bargeld. This album reunited Nick Cave with Nick Launay, who had worked with The Birthday Party 21 years earlier. It was recorded in one week during an Australian tour in March 2002.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Cave.

  1. "Wonderful Life" – 6:49
  2. "He Wants You" – 3:30
  3. "Right Out of Your Hand" – 5:15
  4. "Bring It On" – 5:22
  5. "Dead Man in My Bed" – 4:40
  6. "Still in Love" – 4:44
  7. "There Is a Town" – 4:58
  8. "Rock of Gibraltar" – 3:00
  9. "She Passed by My Window" – 3:20
  10. "Babe, I'm on Fire" – 14:45

Singles[edit]

  • "Bring It On" (MUTE 265) (February 24, 2003)
    • "Bring It On" (Edit) b/w: "Shoot Me Down" / "Swing Low"
  • "He Wants You" / "Babe, I'm on Fire" (MUTE 290) (June 2, 2003)
    • "He Wants You" (Edit) / "Babe, I'm on Fire" (Edit) b/w: "Little Ghost Song" / "Everything Must Converge"
  • "Rock of Gibraltar" (MUTE 318) (September 1, 2003)
    • b/w: "Nocturama"

Personnel[edit]

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Nick Cave – Vocals (1-10), Piano (1-3, 5-8, 10), Hammond (1, 4-8, 10)
  • Mick Harvey – Guitar (1, 3-7, 9, 10), Backing Vocals (3, 5, 7, 10), Organ (2, 9), Acoustic Guitar (8), Bass (8), Bongos (1), Triangle (1)
  • Blixa Bargeld – Pedal Steel Guitar (1-3, 7, 9), Guitar (4, 6, 10), Backing Vocals (5, 10), Inexplicable Guitar (5), Gated Guitar (7)
  • Thomas Wydler – Drums (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10), Brush Snare (4, 7), Shaker (2)
  • Martyn P. Casey – Bass (1-7, 9, 10)
  • Jim Sclavunos – Drums (2, 4, 7, 9), Backing Vocals (7), Percussion (10), Tambourine (8)
  • Warren Ellis – Violin (2-10)
  • Conway Savage – Backing Vocals (3, 5, 7, 10)
Guest musicians
  • Chris Bailey – chorus vocals on "Bring It On"
  • Johnny Turnbull – backing vocals on "He Wants You", "Bring It On", "There Is a Town" and "She Passed by My Window"
  • Norman Watt-Roy – backing vocals on "He Wants You", "Bring It On" and "There Is a Town"
  • Mickey Gallagher – backing vocals on "He Wants You", "Bring It On", "There Is a Town" and "She Passed by My Window"
  • Chas Jankel – backing vocals on "He Wants You", "Bring It On" and "There Is a Town"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Nocturama by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Nocturama – Nick Cave / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama". Alternative Press (176): 88. March 2003.
  4. ^ Berger, Arion (February 2003). "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama". Blender (13): 91. Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (24 January 2003). "Nick Cave: Nocturama". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ Nichols, Natalie (16 February 2003). "Magnificently mordant moods". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (18 February 2003). "Cave, Nick & The Bad Seeds : Nocturama". NME. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ Carr, Eric (12 February 2003). "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Nocturama". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama". Q (199): 94. February 2003.
  10. ^ Hoard, Christian (20 February 2003). "Nick Cave: Nocturama". Rolling Stone (916). Archived from the original on 5 December 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama". Uncut (70): 96. March 2003.

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