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From Her to Eternity

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her to Eternity
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #34 / 109
User Score
Based on 233 ratings
1984 Ratings: #33
Liked by 9 people
June 18, 1984 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mute / Label
Flood / Producer
Post-Punk / Genres
Nick Cave / Primary Artists / Website
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Nick Cave is one of my favorite artists of all time so that's why I decided that every Monday I will write a review of one of his albums. We start today with "From Her to Eternity" and JESUS CHRIST! this is a fucking masterpiece. One of the most intense records I've ever heard!

Rare are the rockers whose discography seems almost perfect like the Nick Cave one. It's quite simple, everything this guy has done in forty years, ... read more
Nicky Cave just said the n-word.

"From Her to Eternity" is quite a mess. While the atmosphere is chilling, Nick Cave's performance is undeniably eccentric and the songwriting is fantastic, there are some really poorly-executed ideas and the mixing is just awful. Especially on the bass.

Fav Tracks: From Her to Eternity, Cabin Fever!, Saint Huck, Avalanche

Least Fav Track: A Box for Black Paul

Nick Cave's debut album From Her To Eternity is a dark and twisted collection of ideas that have a very chilling and demented atmosphere, sort of in the same no wave lane as Swans' Filth, another debut album I found myself comparing this to. I feel like it's one of those debuts where the artist displays the wildest of their sound which they would later in their career control into something more developed and fulfilling. I'd say I appreciate what this album is going for more than I enjoy it; ... read more
This album is a visceral, disgusting and haunting experience to boot. Incredibly raw, this album is a strange mix of Captain Beefheart (for its bluesy messiness) and Daughters (for its brooding and dark undertones and the deep and growling vocal performance) with a lot of post-punk influences thrown in for good measure. At times it feels like Nick Cave is spitting straight in your eye as he delivers this performance, wanting to feel you filthy by the end of the record.

Not every track lands ... read more
Nick Cave's striking debut showed a surprisingly strong and fearless young artist recently disbanding with his previous band, but immediately regrouping with some former comrades for a widely haunting, disturbing and gritty sonic experience that surely puts the term 'punk' to rest. From Her to Eternity might just be his rawer, less developed record in terms of polishing and sophistication (which would later on be essential elements in his career), but it still remains an absolutely fantastic ... read more
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Added on: February 15, 2013