The Cure is one of my personal favorite bands of all time. The Cure is one of those rare bands that has managed to sustain a lengthy career in music especially nowadays where you are popular one second and considered a has-been the next second. The band's longevity should be envied by every artist and band, especially for bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit who had their moment in the sun and barely went gold with their latest albums. Robert Smith has one of the most unique vocals I have ever heard. My favorite Cure album? "Disintegration" of course but I realize that not all of The Cure's music is going to sound like 'Disintegration". It had been four years since the band's last album the wonderful "Bloodflowers", a mopey, romantic album. I have to admit I was concerned that Ross Robinson, producer of such horrid rock acts like Korn and Limp Bizkit would ruin the band's sound. Thankfully he did not. The results is interesting. The album lacks the emotional, romantic, whimsical feelings of "Disintegration" and "Bloodflowers". The music is more rocking. "The Cure" almost reminds me of "Pornography" but louder. Still I liked "The Cure" although the album has received mixed reviews. It isn't perfect but it is definitely a joy to listen to.