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Grinderman 2


Grinderman 2

Second outing for Nick Cave's hard rocking alter ego.

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Tremendous stuff
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  2. 10.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Album of the year. No question
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  3. 10.0 |   The Scotsman

    This album is post-apocalyptic cabaret of the highest order
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  4. 9.5 |   Prefix

    If this isn't an instant classic, it's only because it takes some time (and ears) to appreciate
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  5. 9.0 |   The Observer

    The sound is now more confident, less frantic, adding to the album's swaggering brilliance
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  6. 9.0 |   Spin

    Throughout Grinderman 2., the guitars and violins pant and howl with a visceral, veteran's swagger. Late middle age has never sounded so thrilling
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  7. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Grinderman 2 stands as another triumph for Nick Cave the lyricist
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  8. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Hilarious and brilliant; a compliment you could pay to the entire album
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  9. 8.5 |   FasterLouder

    They have both expanded and refined the way they construct their music and once more Cave has shown that he is still relentlessly stalking his muse with malevolent intent
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  10. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Cave and Co. have moved further toward balancing their Grinderman skuzz with Bad Seeds sophistication
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  11. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Every bit as filthy, dirty and fun as the first album was, but it’s perhaps just a bit less raucous
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  12. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    There's a speed and intensity to Grinderman 2 unheard before
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  13. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    It is never less than delicious although you may feel a touch of guilt as you look back on your pleasure. Grinderman 2 is a masturbation
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  14. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Grinderman may have allowed themselves more room to breathe, although what they're breathing is acrid smoke of burning desire and murder most foul
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  15. 8.0 |   State

    Grinderman 2 is another chunk of fuzzy blues, albeit a slightly more matured fuzz
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Songs rampage from garage swamp blues to psychedelic Stooges rock
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  17. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Grinderman is a living, breathing beast, not a side project, but a tangible band capable of sparking off in different directions
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  18. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This raw, vivid album finds them carving out their own craggy identity. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   Q

    Where Grinderman 2 does possess a unique ace is its skilfully employed shot of psychedelia. Print edition only

  20. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Grinderman 2 opts for the rack over the electric chair, easing off the tempo, eking out the tension, prolonging the pain
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  21. 8.0 |   BBC

    Succumb happily to Grinderman’s sick skill and wonder why rebel teens don’t make dangerous, dastardly rock‘n’roll like this anymore
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  22. 8.0 |   NME

    The devil be praised that, rather than visiting the shrink or brothel to deal with his sexual dysfunction, the Grinderman went to the studio instead
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  23. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Grinderman 2‘s true success comes in the feeling that, for all its size, the band is still holding something back
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  24. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Grinderman continues to be one hell of a liberating spectacle for all of the artists involved
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  25. 8.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Another example of [Cave's] relentless originality
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  26. 8.0 |   All Music

    Full of so much adrenaline, nastiness, and rock & roll sleaze that it stands in its own league and kicks serious ass
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  27. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Cave and Co. play their own brand of swirling stoner rock
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  28. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Guitar-driven rock meant to separate men from boys
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  29. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    This is a squealing garage-rock bombshell that finds good company amid Them Crooked Vultures and P.J. Harvey and John Parish’s A Woman a Man Walked By
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  30. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Grinderman 2 seems like more of a continuation than a progression for an undoubtedly compelling band
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  31. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    Worth checking out, in the hope that previous peaks of artistry could one day be ascended
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  32. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    It’s obvious these guys are having great fun with the material; it’s just hard to see what function Grinderman serves as long as the Bad Seeds are flourishing
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