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Wild Mood Swings [Import, CD]

the Cure Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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1. Want
2. Club America
3. This Is A Lie
4. The 13th
5. Strange Attraction
6. Mint Car
7. Jupiter Crash
8. Round & Round & Round
9. Gone!
10. Numb
11. Return
12. Trap
13. Treasure
14. Bare

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4.0 out of 5 stars A follow-up to 'Wish' July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album follows 'Wish' in the fact of leaving behind the gloomyness they were into in the marvellous 'Disintegration'. So now they explore many different kinds of musical 'moods' which makes this album unpopular because it's irregular and loose, but in a way it also brings a lot of hidden feelings we couldn't find before in the band. The incredible variety of this album makes me put it in the place of the 'odd' album almost every band has. And although some songs are weak, like 'Club America' and the dreadful last song, the worst I've ever heard from The Cure, there are some gems here.
The first song, 'Want' is very consistent and even the title seems to want to carry on with the 'Wish' album's concept. 'Trap' is a great rocker with outstanding guitar and drums work, and trademark desperate lyrics about an almost broken relationship. 'Jupiter Crash' is a very poetic song, 'Mint Car' gets to sound funny and happy, and has a strange magic based in the fact of how strange is hearing The Cure sound so happy.
'the 13th' is not a fav but its really exotic, a strange step into latin by a very European band. 'Drug' sounds exotic also because of the sitar and has the same beautiful sadness of 'To Wish Impossible Things' from the previous album.The rest of the songs is interesting and varied. It is so an interesting album full of different tracks, in which you will find your favourite depending on your own taste.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music July 1 2004
By Devan
Format:Audio CD
Wild Mood Swings was the first Cure album I had listened to in my life, not knowing how many albums they did previously, which was quite a lot. When I hear what people have to say about it they say it's crap and it's not mopey and gothic like their old material. Well, hate to break it to you naysayers, but when bands like Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones made it through 3 decades, still going strong, they tweaked their style a little, not losing their unique sound but making it adapt with an ever shifting audience. Nirvana, if still around, would do the same. But bands who don't change will die and all they'll have is two albums to be remembered by. The Cure, led by talented lyricist Robert Smith, have endured and will continue to endure in this fashion. It's not called Wild Mood Swings for nothing. The solid album carries a variety of different tracks with different "moods", from sad(Want, This is a Lie, Numb), to classic infatuation(Strange Attraction, Treasure). Upon listening to their other stuff, this is still one of their best albums. It deserves a full listen.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Uhh...? June 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If Robert Smith were having such wild mood swings, he probably should've taken some estrogen, or something. He's getting older. Menopause isn't such a far away thing for him. If he'd take some vitamins, maybe he wouldn't have had such bad mood swings, and this would've been okay... Haha. Menopause...
the only reason this got two stars is because, first of all, the Cure had the balls to actually put this out. Secondly, because I like one of the songs on here. I think it's the first one... but it's not that impressive, really.
Honestly, what this reminded me of was a very, very, very horrible case of schizophrenia. I like weird people, but this was extreme.
Otherwise, this just sucks. I squirmed when I listened to this. And I said, "Why! Oh god, why!?" Yeah... so if you think you may like the cure... but you're not for sure DON'T BUY THIS! go buy Seventeen Seconds, an absolutely genius album. Or disintegration, because everyone will tell you to buy it. Seventeen Seconds is good, too. Wild Mood Swings isn't. eww.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fat Bob Strikes Again May 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
Let me take you back, dear friends, to a date in the winter of 1996. I was hanging out with some friends, and one of them asked if I had ever heard the Cure. I replied no and they quickly inserted said record into the C.D. player. For the next forty five minutes or so, a mind numbing pain racked my brain as the awfulness of "Wild Mood Swings" filled the room.
Flash foward seven years, where I had eventully gotten over this record thanks to the brilliance of "Head on the Door", "Disintigration" and "Pornography". I decided what the hell, maybe I was wrong all those years ago. Another friend had this record and played it for me. Nope, I was right. This was crap.
"Wild Mood Swings" is without a doubt the worst Cure record I have heard(I have yet to hear "Wish" or "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me") and is a template for what all bad records aspire to be. When I hear a record that's pretty bad, I comment that "at least its not as bad as 'Wild Mood Swings'".
What you have here is thirteen songs of unbridled crap. It is only consistant in how bad it is. The lyrics, once one of Robert Smith's strong points, are laughably retarded and the music is sub-par "Head on the Door". The Cure trying blending the sadder elements of their token sound along with more of the upbeat stuff, but fail to come up with even one listenable, memorable song. If "Mint Car" or "The 13" are the best songs on your record, then you would best know that it needs to be shelved. Now.
So, in conclusion, avoid "Wild Mood Swings" as you would a large dog carrying rabies. Or Robert "Fat Bob" Smith at a buffet. Unredemmable bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
title says it all. bit of everything.
Published 2 months ago by serge
5.0 out of 5 stars Never roll with the crowd
well, this was the final last Cure album i was to purchase. Now, i own all of them...i had heard that this album was not very good, so i rolled with the crowd and refused to buy... Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by cle acklin
4.0 out of 5 stars ROBERT SMITH IS GOD
I just bought this album today..It is definately not as bad as some say....i have every cure album and have been following them since the early 80s.. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by cle acklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes well
None of you have made me very happy. The point is, just because some of the songs aren't to your taste, it doesn't mean it's a bad album. Read more
Published on June 27 2004 by myself
3.0 out of 5 stars Robert Smith and Compan in typical eclectic fashion!
This is a very interesting album. I read/heard alot of negative feedback concerning this album. But, true Cure fans can respect it for what it is. Read more
Published on May 27 2004 by "drowningm"
4.0 out of 5 stars weird but good at the same time
I just got this album, I have all the others except Top. This one is defintely different than the other albums of The Cure; it actually has happy songs. Read more
Published on May 18 2004 by shortymb_2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Wild Mood Swings
I'm a big Cure fan and I read most of the reviews here and most of them are pretty negative. True, this isn't the Cure's best album but it isn't all that bad. Read more
Published on May 17 2004 by Barbara Streisands Love Slave
4.0 out of 5 stars if u hate this album it's ok because i like it
Wild Mood Swings is different from most Cure stuff because the songs on it go in all directions. I like the sad songs more than the happy songs on it. Read more
Published on May 16 2004 by "citrusin"
4.0 out of 5 stars 1st) BECOME OPEN MINDED - 2nd) BUY THIS ALBUM -in that order
This album isnt deserving of the insults it gets... by Cure standards, it may not be one of their best... Read more
Published on April 29 2004 by Mr. Moist
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