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out of nowhere and after a few glasses of red i dug out the last cure album from 2004, by jove its a spiffing record.

it has rekindled my appreciation for robert smiths musical vehicle, this thread is for cure fans only, who else loves them?

disintegration and kiss me kiss me kiss me still me faves mind but 'gve me up' from ' the top' is in my top five best songs ever!

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Don't love them: they're the type of band for whom I'd take the greatest hits album, and spin it once in a while.

'In Between Days' is the best Technique era New Order song NO themselves didn't write....

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Don't love them: they're the type of band for whom I'd take the greatest hits album, and spin it once in a while.

'In Between Days' is the best Technique era New Order song NO themselves didn't write....

bad arguement - sunrise by new order from lowlife is the best cure song they never wrote! and for the record inbetween days preceded technique by some four years.

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out of nowhere and after a few glasses of red i dug out the last cure album from 2004, by jove its a spiffing record.

yeah i really love that record. they've got a new album coming out next year.

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Boys Don't Cry is good but doesn't really sound like any of their subsequent work. My favourite albums are Faith, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography and The Top. Some of their later stuff's OK, Head On The Door and Disintegration are both patchy but contain some really good songs, lost interest with material like Friday I'm In Love and haven't paid much attention since.

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The earlier stuff is the best I reakon...boys dont cry and japanese whispers. and has anyone heard mixed up...very good remix album.

funnily enough i just found a copy today and have stuck it on, there's some nifty reworkings especially the tree mix of 'a forest'

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Their best album is Mixed Up by far.

Only song I don't like on that is Never Enough, And I can't stand the original.

I didn't know what all the fuss with Disintegration was about...it just sounded like safari music most of the time! (bar the singles)

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I pretty much love all the Cures stuff.

Top 5 songs wound be (in no order) A Forest, A Hundred Years, End, Inbetween Days and The Walk.

That pretty much covers every mood:up:

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'end' is such a cure classic, glad someone else appreciates it!

i'd go for end, catch, all cats are grey, why can't i be you and disintegration.

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The self-titled album from 2004 was vastly underrated IMO, all I seemed to read about it was bad press but it's really grown on me (admittedly it took the best part of two years mind ;))

Greatest Hits is £7 in Fopp for anyone interested in some checking out The Cure/present buying action...

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The self-titled album from 2004 was vastly underrated IMO, all I seemed to read about it was bad press but it's really grown on me (admittedly it took the best part of two years mind ;))

Greatest Hits is 7 in Fopp for anyone interested in some checking out The Cure/present buying action...

i agree about 'the cure' in fact up until last friday i'd practically forgotten about it meself till i saw it in one of me CD racks - it sounded better to me now than what it did when i got it in 2004!!!!

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I agree - I think "The Cure" is a terrific album. I don't think it has a single track I'd skip. And it displays just how talented a vocalist Smith is. Some of the guitar lines are irresistable too. Near perfect.

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I think i maybe prefer the Cure as a poppy singles band. Whoever was blabbing on about In Between Days and New Order, it is Age of Consent from Power, Corruption, Lies that it rips off. Their best album is Pornography, and Disintegration is rather overrated.

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Ah! Boys don't cry. Classic.

'I would say I'm sorry if I thought that it would change your mind, but I know that this time I have said too much, been too unkind'

Great lyrics. How many times have you thought about saying something like that?

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Can't say I'm a fan of "The Cure" - Labyrinth and The Promise are two of their best songs in years, and Lost and Anniversary are more than decent, but with the exception of a couple of the other tracks, I think it's mostly a bit pooh. Well, for a Cure album anyway.

Pornography and Faith are two of the greatest albums ever, The Head On The Door is one of the best pure pop albums ever, and Kiss Me x3 is just fucking brilliant - if it'd been stripped down to something like The Kiss, Torture, Why Can't I Be You, Just Like Heaven, All I Want, Icing Sugar, Like Cockatoos, One More Time, Hey You!!!, Shiver And Shake, Fight and The Snakepit, it'd probably be in my top 5 albums ever. Actually, why Hey You!!! was chosen to be left off the CD when A Thousand Hours was kept is beyond me. Surely not just because it was the shortest?

And then there's Charlotte Sometimes, and the vast majority of the b-sides on the first two discs of Join The Dots, and Disintegration and Wish (both of which I never listen to as much as I should)... Definitely one of the top 5 bands Britain's ever produced. Every album has at least a few brilliant tracks, and Simon Gallup has some of the best basslines ever.

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