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If musique noire existed as a genre, Nick Cave would be playing it. Since abandoning his native Australia in 1980, this skinny, self-educated cultural outlaw has fronted the long-running act Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. But he has also written novels, lectures and screenplays, as well as music for film directors Wim Wenders and John Hillcoat. His singularly dark and alienating aesthetic passes easily between these genres, making him a cult figure for many. Even his hit…

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