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June 10th, 2005

You know, I say this as a casual Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds listener, but the three disk box of b-sides and rarities they just put out is actually quite good.

I haven't bought the last three or so albums that the band has put out. I don't exactly remember which album it was that just left me with a general air of apathy (somewhere around the late nineties it began, I think) but I do remember hearing 'The Rock of Gibraltar' on the radio and finding it unintentionally hilarious. I didn't give much thought to the band after that, though for a moment I was tempted by the last album, which is reportedly quite good, but ultimately decided that that was what everyone said about the albums. Still, I got caught up in the three disk set for much the same reason and because it was only a couple of bucks more than a studio album, and featured covers of Neil Young and Leonard Cohen that I'd heard and liked. (I'm pretty sure Cave did a cover of a Beatles song for some soundtrack that I really liked, despite finding the Beatles to be nothing more than a car commercial jingle these days... but it's not on the disks, as far as I can tell.)

Maybe it's time to check out that last studio album of Cave and the Bad Seeds. Maybe, however, it's time to go back to writing this bit of thesis for Tuesday. It's going to be a bit quiet over the weekend, yeah.