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#1 11-30-2006 4:14pm

DaveC
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The Cure

Any fans out there? What are your fave cure albums or songs ?

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#2 11-30-2006 7:18pm

lament
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Re: The Cure

some idiot's username on here is a Cure song.  what a loser.

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#3 11-30-2006 7:49pm

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Re: The Cure

I think Wish and Bloodflowers were both very underrated albums,but my favorite is Disintigration.

I really like Simon's bass playing.


I hate to see you look that way
All the beauty has left your face
That's such an easy thing to give away
That's impossible to replace -American Music Club

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#4 11-30-2006 11:13pm

flytox
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Re: The Cure

Faith is one of my favourite albums of all time...

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#5 12-01-2006 12:29am

jbringle
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Re: The Cure

Pornography, KMKMKM and Disintegration.

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#6 12-01-2006 6:59am

Gurkov
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Re: The Cure

Wish, Disintegration and The Head On The Door.

A Letter To Elise and Just Like Heaven are two of the best songs ever.

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#7 12-01-2006 10:30am

flytox
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Re: The Cure

Well, to be honest...every Cure record was great in its way and stood for itself and they were my number one band until they released "Wild mood swings" and everything after...
And by the way...I totally agree with Lament and what he says in his review for "The Cure" on his other site: everytime they release a new album, everybody is talking about The Cure finding back to their old intensity...but Robert Smith`s work nowadays is only sound and not songs anymore...

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#8 12-01-2006 11:28am

Concern Charity Fundrazer
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Re: The Cure

All the chuckling stuff is great such as Pornography, Disintegration, Kiss Me X 3, Seventeen Seconds it's all good stuff...

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#9 12-01-2006 12:49pm

lament
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Re: The Cure

but Robert Smith`s work nowadays is only sound and not songs anymore...

yeah that's a good way to put it.

also, just so there's no confusion, the "idiot" whose username is a Cure song that I wrote about above is me. smile

anyway, favorite albums are Disintegration, Pornography and Faith.. cliché I know, but true. smile

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#10 12-01-2006 1:10pm

sc_otter
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Re: The Cure

Nice to see so many Cure fans in this community.  I agree Wish is a magnificent album; however, I have realised that Wild Mood Swings is very underrated (sorry to disagree Flytox).  It took a while for the entire album to capture my admiration but I did begin to enjoy the album as a whole.

Want picks up where the Wish Album left off but then we are thrown a curve ball with the randomness and playfulness of the remainder of the album.  With Club America we hear something new from Robert Smith's singing style.  The horns that tease us in many of the tracks spice up the songs and those are some of the nuances I enjoy about Wild Mood Swings.

I must admit it was very difficult for me to like this album, mostly due to Porl's missing guitar sounds that enamored us in Wish.  Maybe give it a second or third chance; perhaps, it will grow on you.

cheers,
scott

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#11 12-01-2006 2:19pm

DaveC
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Re: The Cure

Well, as i started the thread.....my fave albums are Disintegration (possibly my fave album ever), Pornography and Wish. Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Kiss Me, Head On Door, Bloodflowers all very good also. Never got into The Top at all, not a big fan of Wild Mood Swings. They could have taken the good songs off that and released them as an EP. Also, never got into 'The Cure' much. I have to say that the Wish era b-sides are stunning. Join the dots has some good stuff, but in my opinion a lot of re-releases that contain 'previously unreleased material', well, there is a good reason why some things remain unreleased. Unless you are a pretty hardcore fan, a lot of the demos, live, and rare tracks on the recent double packs are not worth a second listen. Of course, there are odd gems here and there.......Oh, Show and Paris are good also (especially Paris, but i love Tape/Open/Picture Of You/Cut on Show! Goodnight....

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#12 12-01-2006 2:24pm

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Re: The Cure

Just remembering seeing The Cure in Paris in 2000. Come on, check out the set they played and you can see why its worth boasting about! Almost too good to be true!....

http://web.archive.org/web/200406220545 … r2500.html

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#13 12-01-2006 2:45pm

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Re: The Cure

The Top is highly underrated, and I'm pissed off at the recent remaster of it.  If you haven't heard it, Bananafishbones is sped up to an annoying level.  Robert defends it by saying that the mistake was actually on the original mastering and it was too slow.  Also, there's a half-second missing from the beginning of Shake Dog Shake.

As for Wild Mood Swings, the b-sides are better than the LP tracks: Adonis, It Used to Be Me, Oceans.. all great tracks.  Return is probably the worst Cure song ever, and I remember when I first heard it I immediately thought it sounded like the intro to some TV sitcom.

Also has anyone heard the new Trail of Dead album?  There's a song on there called Sunken Dreams, and I swear that it would fit nicely on the Cure's self-titled album.

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#14 12-01-2006 2:50pm

flytox
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Re: The Cure

They played two shows in Berlin three or four years ago called "The Trilogy Shows" where they played RS´s favourite Cure albums entirely: Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers. Sold out so I couldn´t be there, but there is a DVD of it...

I saw them twice. 1992 (my first concert ever) where they nearly played the entire "Seventeen seconds" album (for some reason) and 2003 where they played 3/4 of "The Head on the Door". Seems like they´re very much into their own back catalogue themselves...

Hey DaveC, you´re right...there are some great Bsides from the Wish-era..."This twilight garden" is my favourite...and even if you don´t like "The Top" I think you should give "Wailing wall" and "The empty world" a second chance...

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#15 12-01-2006 3:18pm

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Re: The Cure

hey lament...do u have any idea when 'disintegration' will be re-released as a re-master.  i want this particular album with the better sound quality and i've noticed they have been releasing them here and there....i just thought u would be the man to ask...

thanx alot


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