5. Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus tied with From Her to Eternity
4. no more shall we part
3. Let Love In
2. Your Funeral...My Trial*
1. The Boatman's Call
*Originally released as two EPs. Can I still count it as second favorite album, which implies LP? Furthermore, its tracklisting on CD is immensely superior to its original tracklisting(s) [1-Sad Waters, The Carny, 2-Your Funeral...My Trial, Stranger Than Kindness 3-Jack's Shadow, Hard On For Love, 4-She Fell Away, Long Time Man], with the exception of the fact that it adds and ends with the ninth track of "Scum," an overly intense reaction and personal attack on a reviewer in NCM who simply said that Cave's second album, The Firstborn is Dead, "lacks the dramatic intensity of the first," which was handed out as a flexidisc single (no B-side) at concerts and does not have the lyrical or musical sophistication to be grouped with these other eight beauties.
(p.s. Listening to The Carny more than four times in two days does strange things to one's brain and is not entirely recommended)