- Summary: The 15th release for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was produced by Nick Launay and is its first without Mick Harvey, who left in 2009.
- Record Label: Bad Seeds Ltd.
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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10Tension driven, Endlessly evocative, and ultimately transcendent. Cave has delivered what could very well be his crowning achievment. The seeds have done one their finest performances yet, delivering a taught yet lush bed of loops and strings for which Cave to weave his brillaintly fractured poetry.… Expand
Nick Cave has produced yet another masterpiece. Nick Launay's talents just seem to keep on stretching, the mix on the LP is both gallant and harrowing, lush and dismal. Cave's choruses are cathartic and massive, but the listener is trained to wait; one must follow him through a sparse atmosphere of seedy, jagged lyrics and instrumental minimalism to open a trove of spectacular melody and spirituality. Although we lost Mick Harvey, Warren Ellis' arrangements more than satiate in terms of terror and beauty. There's less humor here but the moments where choice snark rears its head can make for some explosive lyrical poignancy. And yes, we're only into the second month of 2013, but Push the Sky Away will be a very difficult record to top in terms of my favorite album of the year.… Expand
8Nick Cave has delivered another typically fascinating, dark, poetic and cryptic album. There aren't as many killer cuts as there were on Dig!, Lazarus, Dig!, and not as much twisted humor either. But longtime fans as well as those who appreciate great music will find much to savor; even if its many wonders aren't immediately apparent.… Expand
7By album 15 Nick Cave has developed a kind of reputation of releasing an album of him blowing his nose into a tissue and would still achieve an 8 out of 10. He deserves it in a sense, however this latest offering is good not great. Its poles apart from Dig! Lazarus! Dig! the guitars have been put away (almost) it is a quiet, smooth and beautifully crafted album as usual, lyrically astounding. However, the album left me wanting more.… Collapse