I've been in love with Nick Cave since I first heard his music nearly a decade ago. Originally from Austraila, he has been playing music since the early 1970s. My favorite period of Cage is his stint as front man for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. His sound is an eclectic mix of country, blues, punk and gospel with lyrics that span love, death, religion and violence. One of my favorite albums- The Murder Ballads- discusses violence and death in some of the most beautiful ways I've ever heard. Check out the video at the end of this post. It's a disturbing yet eerily lovely duet with pop star Kylie Minogue. I hope I can introduce just one person to his incredible talent.