Push the Sky Away

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51

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  1. Mar 16, 2013
    5
    This is my first listen of a Nick Cave album and while I expected something poetic, I wasn't expecting something this deep and lyrical. Most of these lyrics are rather difficult to decipher, especially the songs Jubilee Street and Finishing Jubilee Street. For the most part, it seems to be a collection of random songs put together on an album with no clear message. There's obviousThis is my first listen of a Nick Cave album and while I expected something poetic, I wasn't expecting something this deep and lyrical. Most of these lyrics are rather difficult to decipher, especially the songs Jubilee Street and Finishing Jubilee Street. For the most part, it seems to be a collection of random songs put together on an album with no clear message. There's obvious meanings, like the ominous Water's Edge aboutt young irresponsibility, the drunken ramblings of Higgs Boson Blues and the self-motivational Push The Sky Away. This song is truly the gem of the album and lulls you into a beautiful daydream listening to it. The album has a very dream-like quality throughout, actually. While I couldn't listen to it from beginning to end constantly and it's not the kind of album you can play as you potter about the house, certain songs are wonderful to listen to in isolation if you're in the right kind of mood. Expand

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 6, 2013
    90
    Not only have the Bad Seeds delivered another healthy baby, but perhaps the most gracefully beautiful of the whole brood. [Mar 2013, p.98]
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    Across the album as a whole he works towards a sort of mid-world territory, between air and water, dream and reality.
  3. Magnet
    Mar 15, 2013
    70
    Though at times exquisite, the slow-burn even instrumental keel is, ironically, the most jarring aspect of Push The Sky Away. [No. 96, p.52]