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Push The Sky Away [Deluxe Limited Edition]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2014
Can Nick Cave 7 the Bad Seeds do no wrong?
I can add no more to the rave reviews he's already accrued
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on 3 February 2015
His best album? Possibly.
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on 7 February 2015
Everything was perfect.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2013
This is Nick Cave doing what he does best. He has a unique way of exploring life through music with all of its conflicts and joy. I've listened to it for about a week now and it's only getting better as the melody and words become familiar.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2013
Really was looking forward to hearing this but now having listened through twice I have one question "Where have all the melodies gone?". I was hoping for a return to the downbeat majesty of the Boatman's Call or No More Shall We Part and while We Know Who You Are and Mermaids come close, and Higgs Bosons Blues has a great arrangement I feel the rest rely to heavily on Mr Cave habit of talking rather than developing a melody. This style suited the mostly cacophonous Grinderman and more guitar driven last Bad Seed album Dig Lazarus Dig Lazarus. But for gentler tunes a strong melody, for me anyway, is essential.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2013
Nick is re-creating himself. This album is different from the previous album, with at least 3 blockbuster. Very important album in his discography !!!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2013
There are two very good tracks here (the first and last), one excellent one (Jubilee Street) and one of the highest quality imaginable, the epic "Higgs Boson Blues". That's almost a study of the dominant cultural pathology of this century in itself, with its key repeated refrains of "can't remember anything at all" and disdain for the future ("who cares what the future brings?"). It's the ADHD mantra of living in the present, with all the vacuousness of the Twittersphere. This track alone is worth the price of admission. It's exhausting to listen to in the very best sense; you leave it feeling drained.

So what's missing? Mick Harvey for one thing, which has led to a diffused and diminished musical palette in which the major loss is Cave's own piano playing. How many of his very finest tracks (Into My Arms, Nobody's Baby Now, People Just Ain't No Good, Darker by the Day) have relied on that keyboard finesse? This album is, like its cover, too monochrome and invariant in its dominant musical tones.

Cave is a fair candidate for the finest living lyricist around, but the album feels as if he handed the music entirely over to Warren Ellis to write and arrange and the results are patchy. Better than Lazarus!, but not seriously to be compared to (say) Boatman or Lyre/Abattoir. It is Nick Cave so outclasses almost everything else, but five stars? Not in this case. But should we buy this, and will we buy the next Cave/Seeds album? Of course!
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on 6 January 2015
great stuff :)
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2013
my dear husband's eyes light up when he opend this for our anniversary and played it straight away. A MUST BUY!
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on 27 June 2015
As described.
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