Let Love In (studio album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Let Love In
Let Love In by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 487th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 418 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (16th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (90th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (487th)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Let Love In is ranked 3rd best out of 25 albums by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is The Boatman's Call which is ranked number 356 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,563.

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82/100 (from 418 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 10/11/2020 19:06
I've known about Nick Cave for a long time, and didn't think too much about him until I saw an essay he wrote about the role of duende in rock music. He writes, "All love songs must contain duende. For the love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. Those songs that speak of love without having within in their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all but rather Hate Songs disguised as love songs, and are not to be trusted. These songs deny us our humanness and our God-given right to be sad and the air-waves are littered with them. The love song must resonate with the susurration of sorrow, the tintinnabulation of grief. The writer who refuses to explore the darker regions of the heart will never be able to write convincingly about the wonder, the magic and the joy of love for just as goodness cannot be trusted unless it has breathed the same air as evil – the enduring metaphor of Christ crucified between two criminals comes to mind here – so within the fabric of the love song, within its melody, its lyric, one must sense an acknowledgement of its capacity for suffering." Damn if that isn't a perfect encapsulation of what makes Let Love In such a great album: the spaces in between that allow the darkness to intertwine with the beauty of loving another person. Cave has been a great artist for a very long time, but Let Love In is the most fully realized vision of his brooding rock and roll career.
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From 12/16/2018 01:50
Nick Cave has this thing that really drives me in his music, i guess is his darkness, his voice, i don't know, It just ethereal, almost divine.
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From 03/27/2018 21:31
To me, Cave's best work. Very underrated. Contains his usual eccentricities and explores an almost theatrical style throughout. Cannot recommend more.
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From 02/14/2018 01:38
Somehow this is ranked lower than Pink Floyds Division Bell. Wtf
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75/100
From 09/12/2017 05:13
Has some great tracks, but also some of Cave's signature weirdness. Overall, a good album
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From 08/05/2017 05:28
This album freaks me out, guys. This thing is hellish and disturbing. It's a classic.
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From 02/13/2017 17:13
Can't help but feel this is hugely underrated. One of Cave's best album which contains all of the elements that make him great.
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From 05/10/2016 15:06
Let love in, is usually regarded as one of Nick Cave's best records, and although it is a good album,(Cave has never made a bad album), it is my least favourite of his nineties LP's. Still, there is some fantastic stuff here; red right hand, is an all time great Cave track, one of his best, nobody's baby now, another superb Cave ballad, and the two versions of, do you love me, are also excellent. Thirsty dog, recalls the birthday party, and, lay me low, is another strong cut. The rest is fine, but I do think it's one of the least consistent of his albums. Still, it is Nick Cave, so it's still essential, just not one of my faves, but having said that, I can perfectly understand why someone would choose it as their favourite and give it full marks. All down to personal taste, I suppose.
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From 10/18/2015 20:29
This and many more Bad Seeds albums should at least be in the top 200 and not lurking around 700.
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90/100
From 04/13/2015 03:46
Perhaps the band's trademark album. Never before (and arguably never again) have they seemed more confident. It has hard rocking songs like "Janglin' Jack" and "Thirsty Dog" and slower jams like "Nobody's Baby Now" and "Ain't Gonna Rain Anymore," and nothing seems out of place. From beginning to end, you can't miss this one.

Favorite tracks: "Do You Love Me?", "Red Right Hand," "Lay Me Low", "Loverman"
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