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Band: The Cure

Postby Seaside Lounge on Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:48 pm

The Cure
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Postby placeholder on Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:21 am

not crap. very much not crap. seventeen seconds, faith, and (especially) pornography are among my all-time favorite records. all the other ones are also great. yes, even the synthpoppy stuff compiled on japanese whispers. i think they've been consistently great, save for a few songs i could do without.

i hate most cure fans, though.
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:05 pm

Ah! Faith - she is not crap! Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me though - she is crap except for a couple songs which are not crap.

So, the Cure - not crap :WF: 3.
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Postby Mr. Chimp on Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:05 am

....not that I've listened to them much in the past decade, but each record is of quality and consistancy, without sounding overly derivative, as in:

"what's that? it sounds like a new Cure record."

"It is."

"Oh. cool."

a solid example of a band finding and then expanding their sound over 25+ years - never completely pulling a 180, but evolving nicely.

It is a little odd, Mr. Smith, what with the hairspray and whiteface and everything, but, y'know, whatever.


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Postby Angry_Dragon on Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:34 am

Even though they are up there with the other groups responsible for the goth thing, they're NOT CRAP. I agree that their fans are CRAP for the most part. The make-up thing is almost as bad as Kiss or clowns. God I hate clowns. "A Forest" is probably one of my favorite songs of all time.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby mooliachi on Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:24 pm

I loved them in 7th grade, when my ignorant music tastes were simpler and easily satisfied....But, now, 20 years later, I must give them a crap.
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Postby Into the Void on Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:04 pm

Crap here too. Three or four good albums over 25 years does not warrant a Not Crap. Pornography is great though.
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Postby Wernehm_Zackariaah on Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:00 pm

Great band. One of the greatest ever. I liked them best in the early 80's when Robert Smith got pretty fat from drinking.

And who can forget "The Love Cats". They re-invented jazz with that one. Miles, Coltrane, and Smith, man... Now that's jazz!

Glad to see an > 80% approval rating for the Cure! Genius! Brilliance! Yeah, best use of that Boss delay, chorus, and flanging pedal I've ever heard.
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:44 am

Just got the double disc reissue of Pornography.
The extra stuff is nice.
Need to get the other reissues now.
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Postby shagboy on Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:18 am

i like the first cure album...
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Postby glynnisjohns on Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:38 pm

shagboy wrote:i like the first cure album...


which is...... 3 imaginary boys or boys don't cry? be specific.

I like 'em both just fine.
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Postby placeholder on Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:55 pm

Angriest_Dragon wrote:Just got the double disc reissue of Pornography.
The extra stuff is nice.
Need to get the other reissues now.


So far, these reissues are uniformly excellent. What is not excellent is having to buy a third copy of every Cure album.
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Postby shagboy on Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:17 pm

three imaginary boys
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Postby glynnisjohns on Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:59 pm

placeholder wrote:
Angriest_Dragon wrote:Just got the double disc reissue of Pornography.
The extra stuff is nice.
Need to get the other reissues now.


So far, these reissues are uniformly excellent. What is not excellent is having to buy a third copy of every Cure album.



Well i think the reissues are pretty definitive. not much room for improvement.
bowie likes to reissue every 8 years, now that sucks. or the new art of reissuing an album 9 months later with a bonus disc with the b-sides that you bought already with special dvd content.
fuck record companies and their dirty whorish ways.
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Postby ogami itto on Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:17 am

I'm at a severe crossroads with this band, alot of their fans have made me HATE them, but I like some of their songs and would be willing to invest myself into this band to see if i really like them or not.

any suggestions for a album to use as a launchpad?
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Postby glynnisjohns on Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:58 pm

ogami itto wrote:I'm at a severe crossroads with this band, alot of their fans have made me HATE them, but I like some of their songs and would be willing to invest myself into this band to see if i really like them or not.

any suggestions for a album to use as a launchpad?


1-Disintegration
2-Pornography
3-The head on the door
4-The Top
5-Wish
6-Seventeen Seconds
7-Kiss me (x3)



Start with these, in this order and watch and listen when the depression starts rolling in. Have fun! :cry:
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Postby Schaal on Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:29 pm

I still love them to pieces from Boys Don't Cry to Wish and then I stop right there and listen to The Glove and then I am satisfied and maybe get out Siouxie's Hyena fer kicks.

Many teriffic albums. The Re-ishes are fab. I am in denial about their last few albums of course, but the NC> the C.

NOT CARP!

One of the few bands that I have constantly listened to since high school.
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Postby placeholder on Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:02 am

ogami itto wrote:I'm at a severe crossroads with this band, alot of their fans have made me HATE them, but I like some of their songs and would be willing to invest myself into this band to see if i really like them or not.

any suggestions for a album to use as a launchpad?


placeholder wrote:seventeen seconds, faith, and (especially) pornography


You cannot go wrong with any of these. Disintegration is probably a good starter as well.
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Postby TheMilford on Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:21 am

Me thinks The Top is highly underrated. I like it better than Head on the Door.

My faves are:

(1) Faith
(2) Seventeen Seconds
(3) The Top
(4) Kiss Me...
(5) Disintegration

Wish is underrated as well.

My problem with them these days is that Robert Smith can still right a great pop song (ie. Mint Car, Strange Attraction, Go,) and is good with the mellow acoustic stuff with strings (Jupiter Crash, Catch, To Wish Impossible Things) but keeps trying to re-make Disintegration... Bloodflowers was terrible... and all of that YELLING on the last album was god-awful.
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Postby glynnisjohns on Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:28 pm

TheMilford wrote:Me thinks The Top is highly underrated. I like it better than Head on the Door.

My faves are:

(1) Faith
(2) Seventeen Seconds
(3) The Top
(4) Kiss Me...
(5) Disintegration

Wish is underrated as well.

My problem with them these days is that Robert Smith can still right a great pop song (ie. Mint Car, Strange Attraction, Go,) and is good with the mellow acoustic stuff with strings (Jupiter Crash, Catch, To Wish Impossible Things) but keeps trying to re-make Disintegration... Bloodflowers was terrible... and all of that YELLING on the last album was god-awful.



Yeah, you are right about "The Top". Piggy in the Mirror, Birdmad Girl,
Empty World. 7th grade would have been very different without this underated gem.
Do you think Rhino will reissue these (japaneese whispers/ walk e.p.?)
All the sire stuff?
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