After the album Nocturama, a first failure (if you want to call it that) by successful 80's classic rock / post-punk artist Nick Cave, Nick needed a new direction, or at least something to help him get back on track. He had lots of practice with the double album, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, but it wasn't really the comeback he needed if you ask me. A slight step up would be Dig, Lazarus, Dig, which is a completely new side of Nick Cave. The man responsible for some of the most touching heartbreak songs and scariest murder tales is doing a modern rock album almost as bouncy and flamboyant as a modern dance album. And it works. This album is a lot of fun to jam to and has some sweet Nick Cave essentials. The only flaw of the album is that if you took the best songs from Dig, Lazarus, Dig and stuck them on a Nick Cave greatest hits compilation, the bounciness would make these great tunes feel out of place when they get lumped in with the darker songs he became famous for. But other than that, it's a great album.
Reviewed By: JGuy