Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1994 Ratings: #16 / 387
User Score
Based on 438 ratings
1994 Ratings: #12
Liked by 23 people
April 18, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / Label
Tony Cohen / Producer
Nick Cave / Primary Artists
NickCave.com / Website
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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.
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
66
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
56
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
RakkSmells
88
After many attempts at shooting for different musical styles; some more gothic than others, some rockier than others and some softer than others, The Bad Seeds come through with what up to this point I'd say is their most fully realized and impressive album yet. It's probably their most versatile, bouncing from slow piano ballads to loud and crazed rock tracks; and I feel like on this album they start to perfect those styles of music they've dabbled in throughout their past few albums. Not only ... 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
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