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Album Review | ROCK

Nick Cave’s ‘Push the Sky Away’ is captivating

Different albums serve different purposes. Some are meant to soundtrack road trips or barbecues or parties. Others require complete submersion: headphones, darkness, consideration. The captivating “Push the Sky Away,” the first release from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in five years, out Tuesday, definitely falls into that category.

And given how much watery imagery surges through the album, submerging feels like the proper course of action.

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