Murder Ballads is the ninth album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in 1996. As its title suggests, the album consists of new and traditional murder ballads, a genre of songs that relays the details and often consequences of crimes of passion.
Murder Ballads was the band's biggest commercial success to date, most likely helped by the unexpected repeated airplay of the "Where the Wild Roses Grow" video on MTV. MTV even nominated Cave for their "best male artist" award of that year, though this nomination was later withdrawn at Cave's request.
1. Song of Joy
2. Stagger Lee
3. Henry Lee (featuring PJ Harvey)
4. Lovely Creature
5. Where the Wild Roses Grow (featuring Kylie Minogue)
6. The Curse of Millhaven
7. The Kindness of Strangers
8. Crow Jane
9. O'Malley's Bar
10. Death Is Not the End (featuring Anita Lane, Shane MacGowan, PJ Harvey, and Kylie Minogue)