Push The Sky Away (studio album) by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Push The Sky Away
Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-02-18
Overall rank: 832nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 374 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (121st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (832nd)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bestography

Push The Sky Away is ranked 6th 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 361 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,482.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album bestography « Higher ranked (745th) This album (832nd) Lower ranked (849th) »
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78/100 (from 374 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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From 03/02/2019 09:43
The secret to Nick Caves success has always been his ability to surround himself with the very best musicians and creative minds to make up his Bad Seeds entourage. A listing of past Seeds is quite literally a who's who's of contemporary alternative music:Mick Harvey , Blixa Bargeld , Hugo Race , ex partner Anita Lane , Kid Congo Powers , Roland Wolf , James Johnston and Ed Kuepper come quickly to mind . And so it goes 'Push The Sky Away ' is no exception . It is the band's first album not to feature founding member Mick Harvey but founding member Barry Adamson returns since 'Your Funeral... My Trial (1986)'and is the last album to feature Conway Savage prior to his death , plus there's Martyn Casey (Triffids) on Bass , Warren Ellis (The Dirty Three) on Fender Rhodes, Flute, Guitar (Tenor), Viola, Violin , Nick Launay as Engineer and Producer and would you believe THE Cat Stevens credited with Photography

'Push The Sky Away ' is a tour de force and very close to Caves best album all tied together with the epic "Jubilee Street" coming roughly half way into the album

The Nick Cave documentary '20,000 Days On Earth' is well worth checking out being free and available on YouTube. The documentary lifts the veil on some of the making of 'Push The Sky Away' as well offers a beautiful narration of Caves life up until that point by none other than Cave himself along with rare photos and footage not before seen by the public. There's even a Kylie Minogue appearance discussing 'that song' but more interestingly Michael Hutchence .Essential viewing for all Cave fans
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80/100
From 12/31/2017 23:13
I remember hearing from Nick Cave fans how disappointing or inconsistent this album was to previous efforts. For me, this album enabled me to listen to a whole Nick Cave album and then delve into his back catalogue to appreciate his other contributions.
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From 12/04/2017 01:13
Perfect album!!! One off the most underrated albums I have ever seen
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80/100
From 07/06/2017 08:48
Nick, dear Nick. The titlesong is on my top-10 ever songs. Such beauty..
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90/100
From 06/06/2017 06:43
Nick's best work, actually.
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From 10/03/2016 03:14
I'm reading how many have called this 'a grower', so maybe my opinion will change. It just struck me as a little sparse. I like Nick Cave when he's messy - this is so understated. Maybe I'll come to appreciate it more...?
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From 09/29/2016 09:19
Not my kind of record, but you can feel it is good
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From 05/14/2016 14:56
The first time I heard, push the sky away, my initial reaction was, is that it? After repeated listens I realised the space and almost emptiness was the whole point. Nick Cave let's this album breathe. It moves slowly but it seeps into your soul and once it's got you, it won't let go. I now put, push the sky away, in the top three Nick Cave records. It's sublime, with, jubilee street, mermaids, and, we real cool, my favorites, with, wild lovely eyes, and, higgs boson blues, also great. A superb album from a man who just seems to get better and better.
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From 05/24/2015 21:27
Another great release from a stellar artist. MEZ
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From 04/13/2015 04:47
The latest album from my favorite band is yet another high mark in a career full of them. How many artists can say their 15th album was this great? Not many.

Favorite tracks: "Jubilee Street", "Higgs Boson Blues", "Push the Sky Away", "We No Who U R"
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