Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

I won’t say Push The Sky Away is Nick Cave’s darkest album yet, but it’s easily one of his most depressing–so much so that Cave himself seems too shaken to engage his listeners with the same emotional potency he usually does. WATCH THE REVIEW

I won’t say Push The Sky Away is Nick Cave’s darkest album yet, but it’s easily one of his most depressing–so much so that Cave himself seems too shaken to engage his listeners with the same emotional potency he usually does.

WATCH THE REVIEW

  • Kirk Colton

    This album reminded me more of Tindersticks than the bad seeds. The album does seem to lack focus. Speaking of bad seeds I do think you will need to review the Crime and The City Solution album that comes out in late March. I forget the name of the album right now but all the tracks I have heard so far are stellar

  • derver

    completely different opinion on this one.

    9 or even 10 out of 10.

    fantastic, moody instrumentation, very fragile but emotional melodies combined with poetic lyrics at its best.

    e.g.

    it’s the will of love

    it’s the thrill of love
    oh but the chill of love
    is coming on

    - or the whole HIGGS BOSON BLUES idea– that’s something you do not get from any other artist when in comes to terms of sarcasm, philosophical expression

  • Heisenberg

    Review Czarface!

  • Hot Shots

    Disagree. Love the album. So moody and descriptive. Jubilee Street is easily the best song so far this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.segreti.3 Andrew Segreti

    I tend to love anything Nick Cave does just cause it’s him, but I agree with Anthony on this one, it’s not as passionate as many of his other records. I really liked Higgs Boson Blues, a lot, some of the lines pop out so sharply, mentions of Wikipedia, Robert Johnson and Hanna Montana, Miley Cyruss, pretty damn surreal. I enjoy the repudiative nature of the record, some times all i want is a loop over and over and over.

  • BobbyK

    As always, clear and entertaining review. Passionate and honest. But I definitely got more from this album. Love the production on it, especially. Not his best but, to me, far from his worst. I’d give it a strong 7, light 8.