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Disintegration


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  • Audio CD (May 16 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra Entertain.
  • ASIN: B000002H70
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jo on Jan. 21 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Cure are not my favourite band, though they surely are up there, but this is hands-down my favourite album of all time. Why? As a young adult in the post-CD age of downloading tracks, this opus struck me over the head and left me wading in melancholy, ecstasy, humility, delight. I heard this album for the first time leaving my apartment in Montreal to go to a cafe and study, grabbed the first CD of my roommate's sitting on the counter. I remember that day so clearly: I was totally hungover and foggy-headed, and it was one of those magical late-March gloomy, rainy, drizzly Montreal Saturday afternoons on rue Laurier. From about a minute into 'Plainsong' I was rapt: "Sometimes you make me feel like I'm living at the edge of the world/Like I'm living at the edge of the world.' I spent the rest of the day stumbling around the city in my Converse sneakers finding some hazy lucidity in my stupour, incredulous to discover that Plainsong merely introduced an hour of equally jarring material.
Robert Smith has said he made _Disintegration_ to express his sense of growing, well, disintegration- losing the purity of adolesence and sense of stable self which all of us can relate to. But ironically, listening to this album is the perfect Cure to such existential woes. All of a sudden, all of your breakups, gloomy depression, and unfulfilled desires are like stars in Smith's shattering-glass, reverberating, lugubrious dreamworld where people fall to their knees in prayer for rain, fall in love in deep murky waters, and dance with spidermen on candy-stripe legs. Luscious and life-changing.
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By A. Jones on Feb. 17 2014
Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Love this album, so I was happy to find that they sound quality of this vinyl is excellent! And the packaging is nice too. Very happy that I bought this one. :)
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By Zermy on Sept. 15 2013
Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Disintegration in Lp format is one of the best way to listen to this album. The sound is so naturel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chauncey on Dec 9 2005
Format: Audio CD
A miracle of an album. Robert and the boys manage to encompass the whole spectrum of The Cure's eclectic sound on one recording, and the whole thing flows with beauty, precision and grace.
Any of you kids out there jumping on the Hot Topic goth bandwagon should do yourself a favour and pick this up. Screw all those bands like My Chemical Romance, Good Charlotte et al. This is goth pop-rock in its true form. And unlike the afformentioned bands, this will be an album that people are actually listening to 25 years from now.
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By Christian Tourigny on Jan. 3 2012
Format: LP Record
Merci beaucoup, envoie rapide et bon emballage. Item en excellent état. Il ne faut pas hésiter à faire confiance à ce vendeur. C'est apprécié.
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By Mathieu Gratton on Aug. 24 2010
Format: Audio CD
excellent album of the 80s. great sad mood, nostalgic, entering a world of magic from a cool era.
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By Paul Rayson on June 18 2010
Format: Audio CD
Life has a rational surface, below which is the infinite gloop. The Cure have made pop songs that are fun as can be (and others that irritate as much as any radio-friendly hit), but Robert Smith was in direct talks with the gloop for a time. The result was 1989's Disintegration.

Previous attempts at a masterpiece were merely attempts. Subsequent albums, so far at least, have been mostly studied. He's some artistic distance from Disintegration, but perhaps it's a lengthy ebb-and-flow thing rather than a more simple decline. Perhaps one day he'll turn up with a work of equal stature. All I know is, since that album his music is more likely to involve teenage-targeted angst and affected cat yelps. Attempts to be honest in his lyrics are likely to reveal a spoilt perfomer, where the words of Disintegration help reveal the submerged gloop.

An expanded reissue can cloud an album's virtues, and the 20 rough songs do little more than prove that Smith had much of the detail worked out at demo stage. Fewer of those, with the remixed singles from Mixed Up instead, would've better complemented the original 12 songs. The live rendition of the album has a beautiful open sound, though. It may cause drowsiness if you listen to it immediately after a full dose of the master version, otherwise it's more than lively enough. (You can find another, inferior, live take on the album on the Disintegration website, along with another 20 rough songs!) The remaster of the core songs brings benefits, too. It adds clarity, particularly to the depths of "Prayers For Rain", while managing to preserve the original mood. The "deluxe edition" is primarily, though, a reminder that Disintegration is Robert Smith's definitive statement.
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By Estrild on Jan. 11 2008
Format: Audio CD
From glorious glittering beginning to utterly spent finish, Disintegration is a masterpiece and a cleansing medataion. The listener participates in the decorated journey through the landscape of inner sorrows, fears, anger, wonderings, forloren-ness, love and pain, til the darkness enshrowds us in it's soft, dusty comfort and we understand that even after that many tears, that much darkness, we go on, we embrace it and we are comforted. The Cure, indeed. Disintegration is precious and beautiful. The heavy rain, the etherial windchimes, the mournful accordian, the splashing symbals, the rumbling bass, the heartfelt voice of our fellow thoughtful one Mr. Smith, the shades of blue and black, the black lace, the cobwebs, the incence. Poetry in sound (and cover art) that goes straight to the soul and comes out as inspiration.
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