Music Monday 12th August 2019

I waited close to two decades to buy this album.

I’m sorry to say that I was disappointed. I love the idea of this album - many of these are traditional songs about murders - but apart from the two songs I had already heard from it, I didn’t enjoy the rest. It’s probably not Nick Cave’s fault, and I’m sure others enjoy the album, but it wasn’t for me. I imagine that the time that had passed since discovering this and Henry Lee (with PJ Harvey) had its impact on my opinion. Such is life.

However, I still enjoy those two songs as much as ever, and this one is a particular favourite.

I guess I’ll always be a little partial to murder…