4.5 Nick by the numbers Piscini | 23/06/2008 | See all Piscini's reviews (4) Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds was always really Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld. Now Blixa is off hitting bits of old panzer in Berlin with Einsturzende Neubaten & without him its just not up to scratch. Cave can get it on without his chums without a doubt, the Grinderman album shows that: but Blixa & Cave were the counterpoint to eachother that made the best of the Seeds the best. And this is not the best. Not bad, but come back Blixa!