Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' release their sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree. This follows the Bad Seeds' most critically and commercially successful release of recent times, Push the Sky Away (2013). Skeleton Tree began its journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016. The album is beautiful, visceral and, predictably, emotionally devastating. A heartbreaking and stark album that is easily one of the best records released this year.