|1. In Between Days|
|2. Kyoto Song|
|3. The Blood|
|4. Six Different Ways|
|6. The Baby Screams|
|7. Close To Me|
|8. A Night Like This|
The new album "The Cure" has me breaking out my Cure collection. This album is a masterpiece of pop songcraft, and still has enough of an edge to keep it intriguing all these years. The production sounds a bit dated and tinny, but that should be fixed real soon as The Cure get ready to release the re-masters later in 2004.
There's not a bad song on this album. It's a great place to start if you are interested in getting into The Cure. This is the album that they splashed big with in the US. Then you could work your way backwards and forwards to fill in the gaps. I would give it 5 stars, if not for what was to come in the future...
to listen to songs like "Six Different Ways", & "Close to Me", youll mind will hurt just trying to picture how someone came up with those songs, the creativity is off the wall
'Push' is the greatest song off the album, its a very melodic high energy tune which some people will call a sad song, & others, a happy song -
Its one of my most cherished albums in my cd collection... only one bad song on the album i think, but the rest of the album is so great, it saves it from being a 4 star review
Other highlights are "InBetween days", & "A Night like this" which are two more of the Cure's best songs
Highly recommended to start here if youre new to the Cure.
From start to finish this album bounces and rocks through many different styles and influences and colours, though maintains it's 'Cureness' through Smith's deliciously crazy lyrics, his definitive, angular guitar work and instantly recognizable voice.
I would have to say in hindsight the sonwriting on this album is better than any other Cure album. There is just not one bad moment on all 10 tracks. The angst of earlier (and later) releases is still there, it's just less relentless, and expressed in a wider tapestry of musical references.
People always associate The Cure with doom and gloom - they were always much more than that. They are one of the most interesting, eccentric and unique bands of that emerged in the 80's and Robert Smith is about the only guy who looks good in lipstick and eyeliner.
Give me a sign
Waiting for the sun to shine
Pleasure fills up my dreams
And I love it
Like a baby screams
- The Cure/The Baby Screams/Head on the Door/1985/R. Smith