Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
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Based on 5 reviews
1994 Ratings: #20 / 372
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Based on 247 ratings
1994 Ratings: #10
April 18, 1994 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Keeping the same line-up from Henry's Dream, Nick Cave and company turn in yet another winner with Let Love In.

100
GIGsoup
The eighth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is a perfectly encapsulated slog of rock and roll decadence.
85
Pitchfork
The Bad Seeds had always traded in high drama and dissonance, but never before had they sounded this imposingly heavy.
80
Rolling Stone

With Let Love In, Cave has regained the frenzy of his early work and fused it with his more recently found focus. The result is pain and pleasure transformed into rhythm, sex and death.

WhatTheFunk
88
ARTIST BINGE #1 : NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, PART. 8

LOVERMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN *fucking explodes*

Holy crow! A hit that was broadcast on all the radio stations ("Do You Love Me"), a track covered successively by Metallica and the singer of Depeche Mode ("Loverman" on "Garage Inc." and on Martin Gore's solo album), another one heard in the soundtrack of the Scream trilogy and the X-Files series ("Red Right Hand")... A critical and audiences success ... read more
Inglume
93
Let me just say that there's a reason I saved Murder Ballads and Let Love In for last in my Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds discography binge...

I've waited for what I felt is now the perfect opportunity to review Nick Cave in full, right before the jolly ol' holiday season and after the remarkably profound Ghosteen, one of their best albums ever! Let Love In is perhaps one of the band's most pivotal moments, an effective array of alt rock/punk blues tracks that range from delicate ballads to ... read more
Plats
98
"Let Love In" is considered by many to be Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' magnum opus and I can definitely see why! Personally, I like "Ghosteen" slightly more than this (so far), but this comes so damn close! This is Nick Cave's most full-sounding release yet and it's only heightened by some of his best writing, storytelling and instrumentation to date!

Fav Tracks: Red Right Hand, Do You Love Me?, Lay Me Low, I Let Love In, Jangling Jack, Thirsty Dog, Nobody's Baby ... read more
MasterCrackfox
81
Here, The Bad Seeds sound like they are finally reaching a level of true success. Although the releases prior to Let Love In were fun and successful ventures, this is the largest the collective have ever sounded. Almost cinematic, the songs featured here feel much bigger and grander than they ever have, and it makes for a much more rich listening experience. Nick Cave of course, as always, holds that massive sound together with his unique and standout voice and adventurous topic choices. ... read more
dumbmoonlight
50
Oopsies doopsies, I legit thought I had published the pending reviews yesterday - and I didn't. I'll work on that, don't worry.
In every case, after discovering I don't like the style of one of the most awaited and acclaimed albums of this year, "Ghosteen", I wanted to find the best Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release. Considering this is the best rated one, it was worth a try.

Let's say... I always expect too much from post-punk. In fact, I can't imagine the word "punk" ... read more
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