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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS / Push The Sky Away [2013]

It's been 5 years since The Bad Seeds' abrasively fantastic Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!  Now after a few film scores and heavy concentration on the defunct Grinderman project, The Seeds are finally back with 2013's Push The Sky Away.
Capturing the beauty and subtle moods of their film scores, Cave & Ellis tone it down quite a bit given it a haunted cinematic feeling that might not sit well with some fans.  With Mick Harvey out of the picture, the song arrangements are noticeably different but not once does it hurt the songs, especially with a notable return from Barry Adamson.  It's a beautiful and moody album and as a fan of Cave & Ellis' similar film score works, this couldn't have come at a better time.

4 limitless directions out of 5

Songs Of Note: Wide Lovely EyesWe Real Cool

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