No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
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  • Summary: The first new album from Cave and his band since 1997's well-received 'The Boatman's Call.'
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. A highlty nuanced album which is at once razor sharp, and rich in new openings and possibilities. [#206, p.60]
  3. 90
    A total triumph. [#50, p.82]
  4. What makes 'No More...' Cave's best album since 'Henry's Dream' (which it most clearly resembles), is a return to melodrama (or rather the juxtaposition of melodrama with the album's ballads) where Cave crafts a deliciously potent mix of the visionary, the bizarre and the everyday...
  5. Goddamn if he doesn't sing like a cranky Neil Diamond here...
  6. Possibly a step forward from The Boatman's Call, but far from being a return to form.
  7. While he's an adept moodist (but not a great singer), most often, the tunes are more artifice than art and he fails to make his misery convincing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. DaizyX
    Jun 25, 2006
    10
    it's like the album has its magic that you'll keep on looking back to it and drown yourself in all its awesome songs.
  2. IoannisL
    Dec 2, 2005
    10
    Three days before I have my first performance on stage, Ibought this record and I invariably decided to play and sing 2 songs from this, No more... & Sweetheart Come. This record reminds me of Cohen. And that's good. It will never become apalling to me, 'cause it's just invigorating and depressing at the same tine! Thanks Nick!!! Expand
  3. MattL.
    Aug 4, 2001
    10
    An 11 if I had the choice. Not for the ignorant or lighthearted, but it touches on the themes that Nick himself calls the only ones in the world: Death, Love, and God. Buy it and listen to it over and over again. And by the way, the myopic critics aside Nick Cave is to Neil Diamond what Deniro is to Kermit the Frog. Expand
  4. SpirisL
    Dec 2, 2005
    10
    Ten, ten, ten! Just 10
  5. ArnoldK.
    Jan 13, 2002
    9
    Worth the price of admission for 'Darker with the Day' alone. A Consistent and brilliant artist.
  6. 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 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. Expand
  7. 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 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! Expand

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