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. 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 one to disappoint, delivers it good when it's good. Expand

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