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I am not disappointed. The title says it all
on September 20, 2015
I had heard the "Where the Wild Rose Grow" song Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue contained in this album, and that made me want to buy the whole disc. He also teams up with PJ Harvey (an incredible singer/songwriter in her own right). I am not disappointed. The title says it all: this is a record full of murder and death related songs. Like many other people who have commented here, I took an immediate liking to "O'Malley's Bar," a long and windy song about a nobody who wants to feel he is someone, and kills everyone to do so. The song is humorous, contains quite a few gallons of the old gallows humor I tend to like, and at the same time has a very catchy tune. Yet, as it is very very long, you cannot prevent yourself from listening to the lyrics, which are both incredible and at the same time may make you feel uncomfortable, as the main character describes in details how he kills his victims and what they look like afterwards.
This is a very very dark album, but not devoid of humor, and from that darkness, talent shines very bright.