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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Label: Mute Format: CD

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford - sleeveOK, confession time- I have yet to get around to seeing the film to which this is the soundtrack, though I have been assured by people who have and whose opinions I respect that it’s awesome. Though that’s not really the point – the point is that I’m only able to judge this album on how well its stands up on its own. Don’t blame me if, when the music is heard in conjunction with the film, the whole thing seems as stunningly inappropriate as a skateboarding elk at the funeral of a dearly-beloved, though legendarily elkophobic, loved one. It seems unlikely, though, given how perfectly-judged Messrs Cave and Ellis‘s soundtrack for John Hillcoat’s The Proposition was. And you’d be forgiven for expecting more of the

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