Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 100
    Incredibly, No More Shall We Part is as urgent and vital as Cave has ever been.... Raging and delicate, complex as faith and simple as a goodnight kiss, it is an incredible summation of a singular career.
  2. No More Shall We Part is a beautiful, elegant record, capably fulfilling the promise of The Boatman's Call, but it exacts a harrowing toll from the listener. This is not a record to which you can listen lightly; if used as background music it will gradually darken your mood, like poison seeping slowly into a well.
  3. Simply the finest effort yet from the Bad Seeds; one which leaves the listener in awe, full of complex emotions and pondering the fact that they've just been in the presence of great art...
  4. A highlty nuanced album which is at once razor sharp, and rich in new openings and possibilities. [#206, p.60]
  5. 90
    A total triumph. [#50, p.82]
  6. The biggest surprise here is Cave's singing. Forsaking the bluesy moans and wails of older works like The First Born Is Dead and Kicking Against the Pricks, he pushes his voice in new directions...
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 27, 2010
    5
    A major letdown from the genius of The Boatman's Call and setting lower standards for genuine stripped-down records, but, Cave never being oneA major letdown from the genius of The Boatman's Call and setting lower standards for genuine stripped-down records, but, Cave never being one to disappoint, delivers it good when it's good. Full Review »
  2. madsl
    Mar 10, 2007
    4
    It's simply beyond me while a lot of cave fans cherish this close-to-rubbish album of boring, theatrical and self-centred songs so far It's simply beyond me while a lot of cave fans cherish this close-to-rubbish album of boring, theatrical and self-centred songs so far removed from the organic vitality and crackling inspiration of earlier cave masterpieces. But hey, his brand new side project, Grinderman, is a return to form. So buy that one instead! Full Review »
  3. PeteF
    Sep 23, 2006
    9
    I think that Nick Cave one of the few true artists in the modern rock music. Everything he does deserves attention and this album is no I think that Nick Cave one of the few true artists in the modern rock music. Everything he does deserves attention and this album is no exception. I guess in ten years or more some of his records may be recognized as classic and this one can be a strong candidate for that. Full Review »