Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The Wire
    60
    In many ways this is his finest outing since The Boatman's Call. [#247, p.55]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jan 16, 2016
    10
    Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus é simplesmente a melhor coisa que eu já ouvi em toda a minha vida, poderia passar o resto dos meus diasAbattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus é simplesmente a melhor coisa que eu já ouvi em toda a minha vida, poderia passar o resto dos meus dias apenas ouvindo este álbum. Uma verdade obra de arte. Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    8
    Overall an amazing album, although it does veer into dangerously adult-contemporary territory on the second disc. I did find myself bored atOverall an amazing album, although it does veer into dangerously adult-contemporary territory on the second disc. I did find myself bored at times, although the aggressive goth songs and Cave's amazing songwriting kept me hanging on. Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    Following a two-album string of letdown records, Cave waters his Bad Seeds and here they are in full bloom. Impressive, back-to-basics and noFollowing a two-album string of letdown records, Cave waters his Bad Seeds and here they are in full bloom. Impressive, back-to-basics and no less zealous than his former work, Cave delivers something uniquely beautiful that only he can deliver in its purest form. Full Review »