Grinderman - Grinderman
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. This is not a bunch of old blokes looking to recapture their youth; rather, Grinderman sounds like a freshly hewn and rudely vigorous chunk of leftfield rock.
  2. There isn't a bad song on this album.
  3. This being Cave, classy lyrical dexterity is never far away. But here the fire and brimstone preacher is a little less po-faced than much of his back catalogue, allowing humour (still black as coal) to gain the upper hand.
  4. 90
    An album more raw than an infected, 10-day-old open head wound. [Apr 2007, p.102]
  5. 11 tracks that scorch the earth lesser bands traipse on. [May 2007, p.150]
  6. It’s mostly top-flight crudity, though admittedly the album’s intensity wanes over its second half.
  7. This is some of the singer's rawest music since he fronted the Birthday Party. [13 Apr 2007, p.72]
  8. Grinderman might actually be Cave’s sappy hopeless romantic testament. That he accomplishes it without orchestral arrangements and mopey strings is truly impressive.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. AlexCh
    May 16, 2007
    10
    Best album of this year!
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    8
    If you
  3. Aug 27, 2010
    9
    As raw as blood-red steak and as quirky and witty as Cave's poetic pieces, Grinderman delivers a perfect mix of contemporary and vintage soundAs raw as blood-red steak and as quirky and witty as Cave's poetic pieces, Grinderman delivers a perfect mix of contemporary and vintage sound that just might blow you away, if you let it. Full Review »