Four (Acts of Love) - Mick Harvey
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  • Summary: Romantic love is the theme behind the sixth solo release for the former Bad Seed member that includes collaborations with PJ Harvey and covers of songs by Van Morrison, Roy Orbison, and The Saints.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. May 6, 2013
    90
    Four is an accessible album, filled with heavy questions about what love really means, posed through sensitive and dramatic arrangements.
  2. Jun 10, 2013
    80
    Despite its short 31-minute duration, Four (Acts of Love) is a weighty, thought-provoking, moving experience.
  3. Jun 13, 2013
    80
    Walking the same cabaret folk rock path traveled on his previous record Sketches From the Book of the Dead, Harvey sounds comfortable and confident in the skin of his artistic vision.
  4. May 6, 2013
    70
    Harvey’s talent on Four is to mix impressive arrangements with obtuse lyrics yet still add something to the debate on a well worn topic.
  5. May 6, 2013
    70
    Four's own structure helps this insisted variety stick together, resulting in another piece of theatrical songwriting that confirms Harvey's genius as an arranger.
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    68
    Even if it’s stretched thin and unsatisfying in spots, Four is our most distinct glimpse of Harvey yet.
  7. May 13, 2013
    60
    While there are some fine original songs, it's Harvey's choice of covers and collaborations that are most telling. [Jun 2013, p.98]

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