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Disintegration

The Cure

1989

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Disintegration

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3.76

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Starting the week with a classic! I can't remember if I've listened to this in full before, but I know I've seen it on many a list of great albums. Very quickly I could hear how influential this is--it sounds like a blueprint for so many alternative/emo/dreampop artists that followed (like Mazzy Star, M83, even Hatchie). Probably not the first of it's kind, but it feels seminal. Deep, spacious instrumentals, and Robert Smith sounds perfectly ethereal (though I didn't love his vocal performance on "Lullaby"). It's a long album, and the tracks are long, but I don't mind at all. It gives time for me to settle into these tunes. I liked a lot of songs on here, especially "Pictures of You." Man, that's a perfect, beautiful song. I really dug this album immediately, and I can see it growing on me even more. Definitely deserving of the classic status. Favorite tracks: Pictures of You, Lovesong, Fascination Street, The Same Deep Water As You. Album art: I recognize this one of course. I don't love it, but it's cool. Trippy if you will. Makes the album seem way older than it is. If that's Robert Smith in the picture, he looks like a creepy ghoul from Carnival of Souls. 4.5/5 (potentially a 5, and I hereby symbolically downgrade Rio and ArchAndroid to 4.5)

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5

Masterpiece. Depressing. Goth. 10/10 1. Lullaby 2. Plainsong 3. Lovesong

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5

When I was a kid my older sister was a goth. She loved The Cure (and she really loved Robert Smith). I was into rock music; AC/DC, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and other bands of that ilk. As far as I was concerned Rock was cool, Goths were ridiculous and my ears were to remain closed to The Cure. Since then this band remained elusive to me. That is until earlier this year when I listened to Seventeen Seconds for the very first time. I immediately seen the error of my ways and began exploring more of The Cure. As a lifelong the Cure fan of approximately six months now Disintegration has already become one of my favourite albums. It’s a mesmerising album, seductive and atmospheric this is the band at the peak of their powers delivering a gorgeous, an epic laden album.

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5

Disintegration sustains an atmosphere that is gloomy, yet thoroughly gorgeous. It somehow manages to feel both claustrophobic and seductive. Thirty years after its release, Disintegration still holds up. The songs are written and produced excellently, with a clear direction to preserve the general moodiness.

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I know exactly who you are if this is your all-time favorite album. Your favorite film director is Tim Burton, but you don't want him involved in adapting The Book of Mormon into a movie. Jim Steinman's death hit you harder than you expected. You never considered cigarette smoking a habit and still refer to it as a "hobby". You became a Seattle Mariners fan only because they've never been to the World Series. The only Seattle Mariner you can name is Ichiro. You know that former NFL Running Back Robert Smith is agnostic but refuse to learn where he went to college. You think Anne Rice was overrated but own all of her novels. You remember what getting dumped felt like when you were 21-years old, and you've written it down so you always will. You once started a "Dear John" letter by writing "By the time you read this, I'll already be dead" just for shock value. You shake your head any time you hear a story about Morrissey. Shoplifting.

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5

I love Lovesong so much. And Lullaby- so eerie and beautiful. Very into the rest of the album, too. Cool atmospheric 80s alt-rock.

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I do believe they refer to this as a fucking classic

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5

Admittedly, I actually listened to this album 2 days ago, so this is great timing! I love this album, I think it's one of the most melodically rich and textured new wave albums out there. The synths here are so full and heavy, they're layered perfectly with the guitars and drums that give each song a meaningful impact. Everything here sounds like it would work well in a film soundtrack. I feel like the way the vocals are layered into the songs was a precursor to shoegaze, the way they melt into the songs make them sound so dreamy. The lyrics match the melodic, pretty, romantic and emotional melodies. I guess part of the reason I can see these songs being in movies is that they're crafted as these kind of sentimental beautiful romantic stories. Overall I love the rawness, the layers upon layers of melodic components and overall great feelings this album inspires. I just want to end this review by saying 'Lovesong' is one of the greatest songs ever created.

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5

Like the soundtrack to the most quintessentially 80’s movie ever. I love it.

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5

Goddamn beautiful. Deserves every bit of praise it gets. The production, the songwriting, the personality and everything that comes along with it. It flows so well from one song to the next, it feels like one giant, wonderful experience. And that is what albums should strive for: experiences. I've had a string of 3-star albums for a bit now so this will break the streak, and I couldn't be happier that it did.

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5

This is my favorite album from the Cure. Go ahead. Put on some headphones (this is a headphones kind of album), sit in a dark room and just listen. The album is filled overlapping waves of sound that can fill a room. The album is dark, but comfortable. Favorite tracks include "Lullaby", "Fascination Street", "Pictures of You", "Plainsong", and "Disintigration". I will listen to this one again, and I might make someone listen with me. 5 stars

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5

Just such a good album. It's clearly one of the top albums for the band, as well as one that defines a particular moment and genre of music. People who love the Cure mostly love Disintegration, but it's also the sort of album that someone who doesn't really like the band and who doesn't listen to any of their other music might still have in their collection and love. It's also pretty perfect as a complete album, the songs are great but the flow and feeling of the whole thing is also clearly carefully considered.

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5

Hands down my favorite Cure album. This is one of the most sonically gorgeous albums I've ever heard and is exquisite on headphones. The atmosphere is so intricate and detailed it's like your ears are on drugs. The contrast of the shimmering/stereo panning chimes and then the deep hit of the bass/synth at the beginning is like a 1-2 punch that just immediately knocks me out. The first two tracks are my favorites and pair so well together. Reverb, delay, and EQ all brilliantly balanced in such a way that they create this practically narcotic effect on me where I just want to shut everything else out and listen to this album over and over again in the dark as I go in and out of consciousness. I want to stay in it forever. The contrast of elements throughout the album from delicate to saturated and intense is so thrilling and dramatic in the best possible sense. A masterpiece.

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4

Beautifully gloomy, atmospheric and grand. An intimately claustrophobic but seductive album that rewards repeated listening. It's main drawback (if it has one) is that it feels a tad too long, but this doesn't majorly detract from what's a pretty outstanding record overall.

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4

Wouldn't be the cure without being too long and too self-indulgent. That said this is my favourite Cure album so far

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4

This is the music that sits in a corner by itself at a party waiting to be discovered. This album makes me relive, uhhh revile, high school and this album was played perpetually from the sidelines amongst my group of friends. Robert Smith, the personality, overshadowed the music within. When Disintegration came out it was difficult to enjoy this album without dressing up like Robert Smith or Edward Scissorhands. But today, separating the Robert Smith-goth fans from this music is pretty easy. Time has moved on. There are some great takeaways from this that even today I'll listen to. That intro to Fascination Street is incredible, Pictures of You, Lullaby and Last Dance all are on some playlist of mine somewhere. Disintegration is a late-80's early 90's piece of nostalgia that, no matter how terrible high school was, I'll always want to remember.

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I mean, it's The Cure so it's WAY too dramatic for its own good. That said, this is a remarkably solid album for a) 1989 and b) The Cure. "Lovesong" and "Fascination Street" have both been covered so many times I'd forgotten that the original recordings are as good as they are. And they really are quite good. Overall, pleasantly surprised by how well this album has stood up over time.

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Definitely long-winded, but the Cure here manage to avoid falling into feeling bloated and land squarely into a dreamy, moody hypnosis. I dig it. Great for these rainy days going on.

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I was never depressed enough as a teenager to get into The Cure.

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Meh.

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No patience for the Cure. Who cares.

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Did not like it. Long, boring and drawn out instrumental intros on each song were a turn off. Probably won’t listen again.

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I don't like it

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Whiny goth/emo rock. It was crap in the 80s and is still crap now.

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Love this album. One of my first CDs and listened over and over.

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5

The only Cure album I dig as much as Standing on a Beach

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5

amazing

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5

Wonderful album. Rob Smith is a genius.

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5

It's Friday, im in Cure.

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5

Goth rock with hints of pop softness, and I love it to pieces. Important to me at 17, important to me now.

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5

Really fun listen. Peppy.

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5

Want to give a 4.5 but eff it. They'll get a 5. A few all time face songs and the non-faves are still nice to listen to. No duds. Someone please kiss robert smith.

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5

Hey them on iPod

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5

Sublime.

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5

One of my favorites

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5

Un chef d'oeuvre

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5

One of the best albums ever.

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5

Second best album of all time

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5

Alllll time

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5

So atmospheric, that guitar effect which they so heavily use is like an electric harp from heaven.

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5

loved it

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5/5 - Yup, this is THE Cure album.

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5

Pictures of You

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5

No bad songs. Classic cure sound. Amazing production as you’d expect. Love song and Fascination street great singles. Album actually gets better as it goes on

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5

Powerful, dark, orchestral, ambient album that's super depressing. At first I didn't know what to expect, and I didn't think I'd like it very much, but it was engaging and fascinating from front to back.

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Top 10 dischi della vita.

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5

Perfection

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5

Absolute classic gothic rock. Influenced many of my favorite bands.

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5

Yes yes Yes. Love the Cure and this album. 5 stars.

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5

Brilliant, moody, atmospheric, introspective goth rock. A haunting and memorable experience. It’s a soundtrack to your feelings.

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5

Their absolute high point and peak for me - I used to laugh at the goths dressing like Robert smith and wrote the cure off as a teenager. Thankfully i wised up as I got older - lovesong and fascination street are two of my absolute favourites but this album is full of brilliant tracks - plainsong, pictures of you, disintegration, lullaby… an easy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ну классный альбом чо, такой не веселый ниразу и депрессивный, но слушается круто. понравился

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5

One of the best albums in the world of all time!

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5

very good

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5

I really liked this album. It's super gloomy and moody, with some great-sounding drums and swirly atmospheric guitars.

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5

Just gorgeous atmospheric brilliance. Can't fault it. I think Lullaby is one of the great indie songs

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5

Просто золото!

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5

The whole is most definitely greater than the sum of its parts.

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5

Classic album

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Идеальный

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5

The best one!!!

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5

Perfect and fresh sounding pops rock for it’s time.

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Creo que ya tengo que admitir que sí me gusta The Cure, como todas sus vibras darks y de letargo, sentir morir mientras escuchas algunas de sus canciones. Muy buen servicio, no skips. 9/10

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5

it's brooding, moody, atmospheric and amazing how they can take a 9+ minute song (same deep water) and just keep you entranced. They also have dark energy when they need... that dirty bass line on fascination street has a great groove. Fabulous album.

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5

🔥🔥🔥

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5

Enjoyed start to finish, beautifully gloomy and gothic will absolutely be listening again

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5

Très solide album, aucun moment faible. On voit beaucoup comment cet album a influencé tellement de genre et je comprends le statut culte du band.

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5

I still don’t know if this is my favorite Cure album, but goddamn is it perfect.

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5

Great album.

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One of my favorite albums of all time.

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5

Brilliance

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5

This is a watershed album. It is remarkably coherent and engaging from beginning to end. The Cure’s goth edged post-punk is unique and influential. This album gave rise to some of the most enduring music of the last 30 years

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5

King of the Goffs in not actually that goff shocker. It's just really good indie/rock/pop/whatever music. Happy face emoji. Sad face emoji. Panda bear emoji.

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5

A truly amazing album. Melodically interesting, beautiful lyrics. The mic is instrumental and lyrics based songs added for a fantastic range of sounds and vibes. Loved it

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5

I agree with Kyle Brofloski

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all day. all night.

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5

Best Cure album

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5

A peak point in the Cure album discography. It might not feature the very best the Cure songs, although it has one or two classics on it, but this album is however not about individual songs. It is more a flow of music from the opening track till the last tone of the last track, hence complete without any unnecessary fillers. True perfection.

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Listened to on 1/28/22 4.5/5 stars Favorite song: Pictures of You Very beautiful songs with lots of instrumentals - would for sure listen to the album again and again

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5

A particularly gloomy period for Robert Smith and The Cure that resulted in some truly spectacular gothic rock.

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5

Love it!

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5

This album had some great vibes. Just chill all around.

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5

This album is a walk—no, a romp, a wallow—through a moonlit garden at night, except that the garden is on a planet of lush, thick magic, and the moons are red and blue, mingling to purple, making the petals of alien flowers glow.

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5

Great album among the best! Standout tracks “Pictures if you,” “Lullabye,” and “Fascination Street.”

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5

Superb. The Cure explore a range of angsty emotions in a lengthy masterpiece

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5

Simply beautiful.

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5

Zu diesem Album muss ich eine kleine Geschichte erzählen: 2019 wurde ich angesichts des Besuches von Markus Söder an unserer Universität in den Chor der Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät rekrutiert. Die Fakultät – die seit Jahren unter Budget-Kürzungen litt – wollte sich wohl bei unserem bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten (heute ist er wohl eher als inoffizieller Corona-Kanzler bekannt) beliebt machen und entschied sich Arrangements der besten The Cure Songs für den hohen Besuch zusammenzustellen. Die Lieblingsband des Frankens mit CSU-Parteibuch sollte ihn wohl gnädig stimmen und weitere Kürzungen abwenden. Als der große Tag dann gekommen war und ich inbrünstig »HOWEVER FAR AWAY // I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU« grölte, bemerkte ich wie ein Kommilitone, aus dessen Richtung ich ein paar schiefe Töne vernommen hatte, von einem Mann mit Anzug und durchsichtigem Hörer im Ohr abgeführt wurde. Erst neulich tauchte er wieder auf dem Campus auf – er wirkte geistesabwesend und murmelte die Lyrics von »Plainsong« vor sich her, während eine Träne seine Wange hinab kullerte. Zunächst war ich schockiert angesichts solch barbarischer Methoden und des Willens, Studierende in irgendwelche unbekannten Folterkeller zu stecken. Die Geschichte lies mich seitdem nicht los und, je mehr ich Disintegration hörte, desto mehr Verständnis gewann ich für Herrn Söder, der sich gezwungen war die perfekte Musik der Band mit den äußersten Mitteln zu verteidigen. Ich hoffe ich wähle gleich die richtige Anzahl Sterne aus, meine Hände schwitzen etwas, da ein Mitarbeiter des Innenministeriums neben mir sitzt.

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5

Ist ein grower der immer besser wird. Es ist unmöglich sich nicht in die Tragik fallen zu lassen. Perfekt auch zwischen Pop und Goth.

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5

Das ist so ein unglaublich gutes Album. Was soll man dazu noch sagen was noch nicht gesagt wurde. Es hat so eine singuläre gleichzeitig wunderschön und traurige Stimmung, die in der Pop-Verpackung und Zugänglichkeit nur The Cure hinbekommen. Trotzdem bangen andere Songs wiederum. Es gibt auch wenige Alben die so eine perfekt angestimmte Tracklist haben, eine oft unterschätzte Kunst. Schlägt auch eine schöne musikalische Brücke zwischen der Klarheit und Direktheit der 80er und einer gewissen beinahe verwirrten Subtilität und Zurückhaltung in die diese Art von Musik sich in den 90ern entwickelt. Einfach ein Meisterwerk.

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5

Eines der wenigen alben, die es schaffen, düster und gleichzeitig wunderschön zu sein. romantisch und destruktiv. klar und verwoben. einfach wunderbar

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5

Bardzo spójny i przyjemny w brzmieniu albumik. Ciekawy i bardzo klimatyczny do jakiegoś wieczornego spacerku, dłuższej jazdy autem, a nawet chillowania wieczorem. Pomimo często baardzo długich wstępów w żadnym momencie albumik mnie nie znudził, żebym odczuwał chęć przewinięcia. Jest na tyle przemyślany jako całość, że zupełnie nie czułem, że któraś piosenka wyraźnie odstaje jako gorsza, na sto pro kiedyś odpalę sobie na spacerek.

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5

5/5. Most vibey, Tim Burtony Cure so far, and one of my faves 🤙

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5

Gothic, soulful…. Just huge!! Clear joy division influences here, but it’s all the better for them!

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5

It’s long and kind of slow, but the overall atmosphere is so singular and well executed. Also “Love Song” would get almost any album to at least 4 stars.

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5

Maybe it’s just me, but this is almost a perfect album. So moody and I’m here for it!

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5

This is one of the best album of all times. Every melody, erery note, all lyrics are perfect

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5

Classic

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5

5 stars. Loved it then, love it now. Somehow, this sadsack never came off like a phony. This album was necessary for a fifteen-year-old kid with big feelings and nowhere to put 'em. Good stuff.

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5

This album goes into the (very small) pile of albums that are so good I can't listen to them anymore. I still remember the eeriness of listening to the end of the album slowing down as my walkman batteries died.

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5

Oh my gosh, what a first album to get. Truly one of my favorites of all time, an absolute CLASSIC. Re-listening right now :) Love the atmosphere it generates right from the get-go. There's just something comforting about the two minutes or so of Plainsong, right before it decides to rip your heart out. Pictures of You just makes me cry. Not sure why, but as soon as it starts, I just well up with tears. Absolutely gorgeous song, especially the instrumental bits. Closedown's opening is a great break of pace from the previous two, but it still blends in with the rest of the album's recognizable tone. Reminds me very much of King Lear - in that it's something that I think will grow in relevancy as I age. "If only I could fill my heart with love", what a haunting last line, even as the song continues for at least a minute after it. Ugh and then Lovesong! Honestly, if you ever need to refresh your belief in the concept of True Love TM, this song (and Robert Smith's relationship with Mary Poole) should help you find it again. It's also a nice breather in such a heavy and gothic album. While Last Dance wasn't on the vinyl, I'm gonna include it here anyways. I'm not the biggest fan of the vocals on it for some reason, but I love the backing instruments, especially whatever's going on in the bass region. Lullaby creeps me out still to this day. I love it, but something still sits in the back of my mind, freaked out. The bass on Fascination Street bangs so hard. Honestly, on this re-listen, this is probably one of my favorites so far! Robert Smith's vocals on this are *great*. Forget what I said about Fascination Street... the bass on Prayers for Rain is even better. I love love love love love this song. It drags you under and just keeps going down. I could listen to this for hours. The outro with the backwards notes is a nice touch. 9 minutes... this song is 9 minutes of depression and I LOVE IT. The Same Deep Water as You just vibes so hard. Sure, the thunder is cheesy but can you really have a Cure album without a bit of cheese? Disintegration's beginning is a good change of pace once again from the 9 minutes of slow gloom - granted Disintegration has its own special brand of gloom. Huge fan of the instruments once again, they really complement Robert Smith's voice on this track. Especially the steady, hyper pulse that creeps underneath it all. Such a good track. Again, Homesick isn't on the vinyl but damn it, this is MY listening party and I'll choose if I listen to it or not! As always, the instrumental parts of this album blow me away. The Cure does such an insanely good job of creating an overall atmosphere on this record. Vocals and lyrics hit on this one too!! Untitled's beginning blows me away again for some reason. I love Robert Smith's vocals on this too, they lock in so well with what the rest of the band is playing and it just works as a fantastic end to such a depressing album. Stellar song, stellar album, stellar band.

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4

More ethereal and dreamy than I was expecting. Very 80's but in a good way!

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4

Have listened to this tons already during high school! Love this record. :)

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4

Super good. Very mellow rock with the stand out “Pictures Of You” Very long last couple of songs.

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4

Solid album, need to check out their other stuff.

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4

Decent album, found the melodics and the heavier instruments to be the missing thing from Britpop

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4

Good all around feel, mostly when looking to get taken over by music

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4

The ULTIMATE painful "sunny day" break-up album. When you hate her/him/them, but it's the summer and other albums simply won't do.

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4

Enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

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4

Great album. Strong start and a lot of great songs throughout. Great vibes from exiting the 80s.

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4

Odslusaj ponovo

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4

Some truly legendary songs on this album, especially Pictures of You. There are also a few songs that are kind of duds for me. Not my favorite listen all the way through, but the highs are very high.

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4

I like this album! The only song I recognize from it is "Lovesong," but I also enjoyed all of the ones I've never heard before. Nice, chill, a bit dark, but good background music to work to.

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4

A welcomed surpise. I really enjoyed the album

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4

I like the music a lot, though his singing keeps it from being a top favorite.

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4

It's time for Disintegration by the Cure for my daily listen. I've not really gotten to deep into the Cure, besides them being a big part of the music landscape. When I say landscape, I mean the music I listen to along with friends and family. I should like them a lot more. They are definitely my kind of band. So far I'm enjoying this album and how epic and moody it seems. It's almost like I've heard the whole album by osmosis. In one way or another they have left a blueprint across a lot of the music I listen to. I enjoy how this album is breathing and stretches out and gives the songs time to expand. It's been a greatest hits album so far, every song I've run into on the radio or on a soundtrack. I've not listened to this album over and over again like many similar albums. It seems very familiar though, like it's so baked into our culture I've been exposed over the years.

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4

one of the best albums by the cure

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4

Very atmospheric full sound. Some iconic songs.

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4

Only know of the popular tracks from this album, so it was great to listen to a full album from an 80's band. Lots of extended jam songs towards the end of the album, did not know the Cure had songs like that! Highlights: -Plainsong -Pictures of You -Lovesong -The Same Deep Water as You -Disentigration

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4

Pretty slow but damn well made

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4

The bangers are real bangers and the slow ones are really really boring.

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4

Never heard from start to finish, it’s a great album

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4

full of absolute bangers. got me in my bag at times 💼 4.25 stars

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4

"Lovesong" is on this and I had no idea this was the original compared to the cover by 311. "Pictures Of You" was great. Good album all around. 8/10.

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4

Probably the greatest post-punk band ever. This album has so many great singles, Pictures of You, Lovesong, Fascination Street, Disintegration, but the other tracks are also really really strong. Standouts for me are the strings on Lullaby, the guitar hook and sad lament on Untitled, the Wall of sound on Plainsong, the Thunderous drums in Closedown and their classic gothy dark sound in Deep Water and Pray for rain. I'd give this album a 9/10 but on the 5 star scale its not quite "perfection" so I must sadly round it down to a 4.

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4

This is so good, the synth and guitar make this super moody.

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I don’t know what it is about this album but I love it. I was very put off by the length of the songs but they quickly became easy to listen to in the background as there are not a lot of words. When there is, it is haunting and exactly what I expected from the Cure from other songs and albums I’ve heard. After last weeks double disc of music, I saw 12 songs and thought this would be quick but many of them are 6-9 minutes long which rivals bands like Metallica. The standout for me was Lovesong but that’s because I’ve heard it before. I also really liked Pictures of You and Prayers for Rain but I’m going to listen to this one again and see if any others stand out. The album cover is perfect for this music. Very strange and almost Jared Leto Joker like in its presentation but it makes total sense as almost every song can be listened to while driving through the city on a rainy night looking for something that can’t be found.

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4

Obscure and overdramatic effort. Just that is a very good one.

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Un disco imprescindible

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Kolejne spotkanie z The Cure, tym razem jest to osma studyjna plyta bandy, wiec prawie dekada przeskoku od ostatniego picka curowego, czyli seventeen seconds, jesli tamta plyta byla pierwszym krokiem w tworzeniu swojego brzmienia, to disintegration moze byc zwienczeniem tej drogi, na ktorej koncu dostajemy pana smitha, ktory kradnie spotlajt tej plyty, o wiele bardziej opartej na lirycznej stronie niz wczesniej sluchane siedemnascie sekund, chociaz i tak charakterystyczne czesto nawet 2-3 minutowe intra instrumentalowe pozostaja, to na tej plycie kawalki maja o wiele wiecej do powiedzenia, bo sama plyta liczy ponad 70 minut, no i nie ma traka krotszego niz 4 minuty, a znajda sie nawet 9 minutowce wsrod tych 12 numerow, wiec o wiele wieksze pole do popisu niz poprzeni material, jest to tez pierwszy album nagrywany z mysla wylacznie o cdkach, stad wlasnie tak nietypowa dlugosc materialu jak na jeden albumik, a nie podwojna plyte, charakterystycznym brzmieniem jest tutaj podwojny bass, ktory ma w sobie tragiczny wyraz w polaczeniu z mrocznymi kojacymi, depresyjnymi, cudacznymi tekstami, na wokalu smithowym, ktory zdecydowanie sie rozwinal na przestrzeni lat, gitarki nadal graja bardzo prosto, jedynie lickami, do tego dochodza klawisze prawdziwie grobowe, co daje w calosci prawdziwie pogrzebowy dzwiek, ktory swietnie pasuje do tytulu, ktory odnosi sie do rozpadu w grupie, bo jest to w wiekszosci material smithowy, ktory desperacko staral sie stworzyc cos po czym zostanie zapamietany, a nie tylko sprzedany, przed trzydziestymi urodzinami, wiec dochodzi tu motyw forsowania stworzenia swego magnum opus, nie jest to pierwszy taki wybuch tworczy w jego przypadku, bo ta plyta zajmuje drugie miejsce w trylogi pornografia, dezintegracja, krwawokwiaty, no i kolejny raz wypadaloby sprawdzic reszte, ale co do samej dezintegracji, to moze nic szokujaco nowego nie uslyszalem, ale i tak ocenie go wyzej niz poprzedni pik curowy, bo jednak jest o wiele bardziej spojny i czuc doszlifowanie stylu zaprezentowanego na sekundach, na plejaka wrzucam tytulowy song, lovesong, i pictures of you, do ktorego trzeba dodac nastepujacy po nim closedown, bo jak dla mnie musza one isc jako bundel

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Really liked it. It's a really high 3. Maybe a 3.9. Ah fine I'll give it a 4.

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"Sometimes you make me feel Like I'm living at the edge of the world Like I'm living at the edge of the world It's just the way I smile, you said" (Plainsong) "You stifle me Infectious sense of Hopelessness and prayers for rain" (Prayers for rain) Madre mía, cuánto me gusta The Cure, qué vergüenza.

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I have heard the Cure but really listened this time to lyrics and music and was very impressed. Lots of favorites on this album; Homesick, Love Song were fun but a knew favorite was Lullaby but should have named Spider-Man! Very catchy and smooth. Great job and hats off it A best hit “Friday I’m in Love Again.

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4

Awesome album when you're in mood for that certain sound.

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Surprised that I liked it as much as I did.

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Haven't listened to The Cure in ages. Good to hear then again. Clever lyrics.

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The height of the sad boi sound. The songs on this album really use the many synths and make such beautiful textures and is really just well crafted songs all around. No I ripping guitar, but beautiful simple guitar lines to add to the texture of the songs. Love to hear this one.

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Big fan of the overall sound/feel. Can imagine Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in (500) Days of Summer listening to this a lot.

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4

Chill cui sleep zzz

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Favourite Song: Pictures Of You

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Great! Reminds me of college.

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Epically sad

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I really liked the long and flowy instrumentation. Hadn't listened to an entire The Cure album prior to this; I expected it to be good and it was. Must be a precursor to shoegaze, right?

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I don’t really have time to write a detailed review here, but I liked this album and would listen to it again. If half stars were a thing I think I’d give it 3.5, but since they aren’t and I’m feeling generous today I’ll round it up to 4.

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So good!!

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This was a really good album. The lead singers voice has a lot of character and sounds great. I loved the guitar/bass work on this too with some of the layering. The only little problem is the songs drag on just a bit too long in some cases.

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Eu preciso escutar com mais atenção os góticos

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Okay I’m staring to like The Cure more than when I was younger. Still not my favourite but some good, well-structured songs here

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I'd rather a 3.5, but 4 will do

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First time listening to this. Can see why it's so highly rated

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30th July 2021 Listened on my way to Ryder's wedding!! It is amazing, it's urgent and glamorous and emotional. I think the more listens it gets the more it will reward you.

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Good jam band music

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Having long hated The Cure's radio singles, I have been pleasantly surprised by each Cure album I've listened to, with this being the best I've heard so far.

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Herkenbare sound van 'The Cure' met heel wat deprimerende tekst en muziek. Wel een goed album, maar niet meteen iets om spontaan nog eens op te leggen

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The cure, estilo propio. Dos megahits.

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It was way better than I thought. Not really my style but good for working.

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4

Great album

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Moody but uplifting at the same time. The epic sound of the 80's bowing out.

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I only knew of "Close to me" before this, so the overall vibe of the album was somewhat surprising. It was excellent though, I love the singer's voice, the synths, and the wafting depressingness of it was in sync with my current surrounds, so it worked for me. Favourite song: Homesick

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1. Wow I did not expect this sound

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very spooky!

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I enjoyed this more now, remembering my youth, than I remember enjoying it then. Some great songs, such as Spiderman.

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sounds relaxing, there are beautiful space in sound, typical for The Cure, good album in general

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The sound is set out early and they run with it all the way. Hypnotic stuff.

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I don't recall owning this CD or cassette, but I felt an strong connected to each one of these songs. This will be going into rotation for me.

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Понравился, красиво и мелодично

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Das fand ich viel viel besser als erwartet

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Toll!

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Robert Smith describes this record better than I could on its opening track - "It's so cold". Not cold as in without soul or devoid of feeling - in fact this album provokes lots of feelings - sadness, heartache, pain, and even hope. The music feels frigid, yet it's remarkably relatable and impactful. "Plainsong" is a beautiful opener. "Pictures of You" is for me the most lyrically potent track. It's long, but enjoyable all the way through. "Lovesong" is quite the dramatic mood shift, yet there are still somber undertones to this track that fit it in nicely with the gloominess of the rest of the album. The instrumentation across the album has a lot of reverb and a lot of repetitive layers, which creates lots of physical space on each song. This sound is what pulls each record together and allows for the album to sound sonically cohesive. I really love the subtle touch to the transition between "Prayers For Rain" and "The Same Deep Water As You" where the narrator of the first track begs for rain and in the beginning of the next track, it begins to thunder and pour. It's minor additions like that that bring life to this album.

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4

Pleasantly surprised, but not in love w/ the vocals.

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I dig it

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This was a great album, liked it more than I thought I would

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Lovesong

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Sags a little in the middle third.

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Atmospheric, very deep themes of love with depressing undertones Fav tracks: plainsong, love song, last dance, fascination Street, same deep water as you

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4

Pretty great album. Recognized a lot of songs from it and those that I didn’t were also great. The Cure are just a good vibe all around. 8/10

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Not totally my style but appreciate it

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Such a great album, bringing back so many great memories, this is The Cure at their very best, rich and melodic, with Robert Smith’s characteristic vocals at the front of the mix, ably supported by a beautifully tight and menacing musical soundtrack. This is a classic Top tracks: Fascination Street, Plainsong, Pictures of You, Disintegration

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J'ai passé un excellent moment en compagnie de ces joyeux gothiques. Bien malheureusement, celui-ci a été gâché par mon rival et compagnon d'écoute elclapet. Voici comment il s'y est pris. Hier, comme vous le savez, la plateforme Spotify donnait la possibilité à chacun d'accéder à un récapitulatif de son année musicale. J'appris très vite par l'intermédiaire de connaissances communes qu'elclapet avait écouté exactement 2505 artistes différents au cours de l'année. N'ayant pas bien conscience de ce que cela représentait, je m'en allai voir combien j'en avais moi-même écouté, pensant tout naturellement que j'allais battre ce chiffre à plate couture. Quelle ne fut pas ma surprise de découvrir que le mien n'était que de 1188. Fou de rage, j'appelai immédiatement Robert pour lui demander comment cela était possible. Ce dernier connaissant très bien le PDG de Spotify Daniel Ek, il l'appela en direct tout en me laissant assister à la conversation. Au fil de celle-ci, Ek nous signala qu'en effet, un problème venait d'être détecté sur le compte d'elclapet. Pour que vous compreniez la suite de cette critique de The Cure, je me dois de vous donner quelques éléments de contexte. Elclapet travaille depuis plusieurs années en tant que démarcheur pakistanais au sein d'une entreprise de télécom. Il appelle en effet à longueur de journée des clients potentiels situés aux quatre coins du globe pour leur proposer différents services proposés par son entreprise, en empruntant un très fort accent indien que d'aucuns jugeraient d'extrêmement raciste s'il était entendu hors des murs de son lieu de travail. Parallèlement à cette mission, elclapet travaille de nuit comme conseiller au service après vente de la marque afin de boucler ses fins de mois. Les clients font donc la queue au bout du fil pour le joindre et tenter de régler des problèmes liés à leurs forfaits ou à leurs téléphones (très bas de gamme, il faut le dire). Une fois la situation précaire d'elclapet évoquée et parfaitement claire pour vous, je peux reprendre là où j'en étais. Le PDG de Spotify appela donc le service après vente de l'entreprise d'elclapet en laissant Robert et moi en ligne. « Si vous voulez vous abonner à ce qu'on propose, tapez 1. Si vous voulez être mis en relation avec un de nos conseillers pakistanais parmi lesquels elclapet, tapez 2. » proposa la boîte vocale. Ek choisit la deuxième option. « Si vous voulez être mis en relation avec n'importe lequel de nos conseillers pakistanais, tapez 1. Si c'est elclapet que vous voulez, tapez 2. » proposa ensuite la voix. Le PDG choisit encore une fois la deuxième option et fut connecté à la ligne d'elclapet : « Tuuuuut. Tuuuuuut. Tuuuuut. *décroche le téléphone* Bijour Missié ici ci elclapé commé jpé foussédé ? - Bonjour, je vous appelle au sujet d'un problème au sujet de mon téléphone. - Kississé comm problém ? - Je n'arrive plus à l'ouvrir - Kississé comme tép dé téléphoun ? - Un téléphone à trapèze. - Tré bieng, ji vou mé on attenté. Tuuut. Tuuuut. » Robert et moi demandâmes alors à Daniel Ek ce qu'il avait pensé de cette conversation. Celui-ci nous confia que pendant toute la durée de l'appel, il était écrit sur son ordinateur qu'elclapet streamait au même moment différentes playlists sur son application. « Ci bon missié ji soui drétrour... - ... Excusez-moi elclapet, êtes-vous concentré sur mon problème de téléphone où êtes-vous en train d'écouter de la musique ? - Ji souis cocentré sir vou. - Vous me jurez que vous n'écoutez pas de la musique ? - Ji fou lé jire. » Elclapet venait d'avouer. Il travaillait donc en laissant son application enchaîner les chansons sans les écouter. « Vous êtes en état d'arrestation, elclapet. Tout ce que vous direz avec un accent indien pourra être retenu contre vous. » déclara Daniel Ek à mon compère pris la main dans le sac. Elclapet passa la journée suivante en garde à vue et fut relâché le lendemain, Robert ayant payé la caution de son protégé avec un goût extrêmement amer et une déception incommensurable.

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I didn't like it a ton during the first few songs: I found the songs' composition to be very simplistic and not that interesting. But as the album progressed, I became hypnotized by some of the darker songs. I REALLY enjoyed the mood of a lot of the songs here. Though I didn't find the music as complex as I tend to like; it was very slow at times and not very technically impressive. But the album flows very well. Some really enjoyable soundscapes. One of the best 80s albums I've heard that doesn't fall under rock/metal. I really struggled with whether to give a 4 or 5, it was close.

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Moody, early goth. Unfortunately it was so long that it detracted from my overall listening experience of what should have been a knock it out of the park sound.

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There a few good tunes on here, but they all start to sound the same to me after a while, no very innovative within their feel

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This album is something of a triumphant and thematic return to the black and mawkish aesthetic they had explored in the early 1980s, the culmination of almost every musical direction The Cure had ever explored. (7/10) FT: Love Song, Pictures Of You

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Atmospheric goth rock at its best

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Quite a fan of the Cure so not a new listen. Will never not be amazed at just how modern so many of the cures songs still sound.

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4.5

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Many years ago I was scuba diving off the coast of Luxembourg. A young Japanese girl by the name of Stacey approached me and broke down in tears. Her father, a former book salesman had recently passed and she wanted to keep his memory alive by riding my penis underwater, I'm not sure how the two events were linked. Anyway, six hours passed and she swam away gleefully. I never saw her again.

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El mas The Cure de los discos de The Cure. Pictures of you, que joya! Me sorprende que ninguno de los singles más conocidos y escuchados en la radio del grupo haya salido de este disco.

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One of those albums that manage to grab listeners attention from start to finish. It's like one song with different type of levels flowing to one another flawlessly.

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January 19th 2022. The best of this album IMO: - Pictures of You - Lovesong - Lullaby - The Same Deep Water As You It's dark, mostly slow, I like it... It's a mood... Songs are long but it doesn't bother me this time. 3.8/5

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dark and brilliant - very close to a 5

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Somehow all new to me. Brooding, but enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed 'Lullaby'

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The vocalist (Robert Smith) is quite moody with his delivery of the lyrics. Pounding drums create a very 80s sound. Lots of good effects and editing.

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Uuuh, been looking forward to this one. "Lovesong" and "Pictures Of You" are incredibly powerful songs if you can relate it to something. Or someone. The low frequencies gets kind of samey after a while and a little dizzying to listen to, but overall a hard-hitting melancholic cure for love that's unreciprocated or impossible. Very long songs, but they wouldn't feel complete unless they were. Very good. I don't appreciate when artists just calls their songs Untitled. Especially when the song that gets depreciated with that honor is so nice. I just heard a lot of Adele's music including her cover of lovesong yesterday, too often it feels like this website is collecting cookies haha. low 4, cool atmosphere.

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I do really like the Cure. I thoroughly enjoy the whole thing but I don't really know what any of the songs are about and it does mostly sound the same, but sounds good the same.

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I really enjoyed this and will definitely be listening again. I much preferred it to the previous Cure album we had. I see what Luke means that the Cure really did copy the style of New Order and Joy Division, particuarlyl the first song was so like JD I couldn't believe it! Regardless, if that's what made it good I don't mind.

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His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eye! Classic. 4/5

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It's good, I like it. Very different to what I was expecting, not so hard and angsty, more new romantic and morose. Very sadboy but enjoyable.

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Ugh, I didn't want to be depressed today...

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Hmm I’m surprisingly into this. So easy to listen to, great instrumentals, vocals are solid.

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curto o som deles, mas não chega a um 5 por não empolgar tanto

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Das beste the cure Album, zwar etwas lang, aber hat halt die besten Songs mit Abstand. Kann da jetzt sonst nicht viel zu sagen, aber habs letztens eh nochmal gehört, kann sein, dass ichs heute nicht mal mehr anschmeiß.

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Wow, I'm kind of shocked to say that I've found an album by The Cure that I really like. Music from The Cure was, I thought, not really my thing: too dour and depressing. But apparently I hadn't been listening to the right albums/songs.That's not to say that some of the songs don't make me feel a little down, but it's not a wholly unpleasant experience. The beats and instrumentals are really, really good throughout, and songs like 'Lovesong,' 'Plainsong,' and 'Pictures of You' stand out as exemplary music. Hell, I'm having trouble finding a song on here I don't like. The album, however, does feel a bit front-loaded. It's not that the second half is bad, but it just doesn't stand out as much as the first half.

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Cure 101

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Bardzo przyjemny album. Bardzo spójny i ma niesamowitą atmosferę (szczególnie jeśli by go słuchać na spacerku w jakiś deszczowy dzień). Oczywiście to czysto subiektywne, ale nie zgodziłbym się, że jest depresyjny - z pewnością jednak zdolny do wywoływania intensywnych emocji, również negatywnych. Od strony technicznej jest to bardzo solidne. Krążek reprezentuje fajny dualizm - jest kilka hitów, a jednocześnie całościowo jest spójny i utwory są do siebie dość podobne brzmieniowo. Jakoś nigdy nie słuchałem sporo The Cure, a jak już to innych kawałków raczej, lecz cieszę się, że to się zmieniło. Z chęcią wrócę. Myślę, że dałbym 4.5 jakbym mógł, a tak poprzestanę przy solidnym 4

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Całkiem przyjemne, spokojne nutki. Album zawiera większość najpopularniejszych utworów więc nic dziwnego, że się tu znalazł.

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Z The Cure mam jeden problem - nigdy nie miałem wystarczającej depresji, żeby słuchanie takiej muzyki sprawiało mi przyjemność lub bym chociaż zrozumiał motyw za nią stojący. Mimo kilku znanych, radiowych utworów w zdecydowanie żywszym i weselszym wydaniu, Disintegration jest wręcz na pokaz depresyjne. Kilka utworów wyrywa się z tego schematu, po kolei - Pictures of You, Love Song i Lullaby. Druga z nich do płyty nie pasuje w ogóle, co moim zdaniem sprawia, że jest na niej najlepsza - a zaraz po niej Lullaby. Wokal Smitha pasuje o wiele bardziej do poprockowych, chwytliwych kawałków, niż ciężkiej w brzmieniu muzyki. Jak zawsze w skali ocen brakuje mi połówek, opisowo daję 3.5 - ocenę podciągnę jednak do 4 gwiazdek, bo album jest spójny, przemyślany, wprowadza wiele warstw muzycznych i po prostu dobrze brzmi.

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A pleasant experience. Liked the sophisticated melodies and ethereal vocals. Album didn't drag by despite being more than an hour long. Will likely come back to it in the future.

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Świetny, mroczny (w większości) klimat The Cure. Album dość spójny brzmieniowo i choć nie jestem największym fanem wokalu Smitha to na pewno jeszcze wrócę do tego albumu.

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Great album. A little long for my liking as it's a 70 minutes single album. Regardless I really enjoyed it. Most tracks sound pretty same-ish but all of them are very wrll made and it doesn't make the monotonous.

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The best Cure album I think, certainly of the ones I've heard. Probably too miserable for some but its a perfect execution of what they were going for

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I had only heard The Cure on radio - so only their hits. Hearing this full LP was a pleasant surprise.

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Definitely enjoyed the instrumentals and the whole vibe. Would be perfect for a rainy drive.

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Good album - one of the best of the genre.

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As a whole album it captures every facet of the cure. A sweeping and lush often morose sound, but gorgeous with it. A gem.

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The masters of misery appear with their goth love songs. However miserable they are though they never forget a melody. Cry in to your tea while listening to this band. Best Tracks: Pictures of You; Lovesong; Fascination Street

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Return to miserabilist form after a few years from 'Faith'

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Great album, surprisingly sparse? Really didn't expect so much instrumental outtros and intros but I thought it was nice. It's a tight album! I love this super emo kind of sound when taken real seriously and they take it seriously I think.

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Moody and melancholy but also muscular rock. Lead singer Robert Smith is great — so expressive! I like that the songs aren’t afraid to take their time. The album is long but I don’t think there’s any filler here.

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A Gen X classic - I had this on a pirate cassette tape bought in Indonesia. The Cure were huge in Australia in the 80s and 90s. This album still creates the same mood now, but I can understand if it doesn't work so well for younger listeners.

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Love the cure. Not their best Cover art 3/5

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Not their best, but I still love it.

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listened to again there's something about the synths on this album that i really like

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Het album van the cure met denk wel de meeste hits, steengoed en goede vibe

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n/a

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1989. Key Songs: Lullaby, Lovesong, Pictures of You

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Seems repetitive at times but there are some great tunes on here

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A welcome relisten. Big sound like The Cult guitars, PS2-ass, 90’s tone.

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Introspektivt, gothisk, rock, svævende

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This is the Sonic that made me stop listening to The Cure. Not a bad record, just something (the production maybe?) wears me out or something.

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Drive is a classic but this was a bit lackluster

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Enjoyed: Lovesong Lullaby Fascination Street The Same Deep Water As You

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Sad boy album. Listened to it in highschool and thought it was cool. Good sound still, but not too hot about it. Title song is the "popy-est". That one kinda misses it after a while too though.

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Not really my sound. There were a hits that I enjoyed listening to again. I wouldn't mind having this on in the background but probably won't actively seek out the opportunity to listen to the album from start to finish.

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Low key electronic without being annoying. Easy background music while working.

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Not heard this which is a surprise to me. I love the cure but i wouldn't put this a the top of my go to list

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A bit warbling and not my cup of tea

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80’s rhythmic alt pop at its finest, this album has some absolute stunners. It was a joy to listen to and just bop along with

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Fav Song: Lovesong

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Not quite my style but a few enjoyable tracks and solid production.

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Solid album with a distinct 80s vibe. The sound gets wandering/meandering toward the end of the album, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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It's ok

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dope musik för shüre

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Why do I suddenly feel like my black nail polish collection is lacking?

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Iconic, but very slow paced at times

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As I get older this genre has really grown on me. I still however do not love The Cure, there is something about the singers voice that just causes me to tune out. Great band however otherwise. This was not bad.

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Bit depressing, but very hypnotic

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A little bit too soft indie for me

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Not my thing.

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OK

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Pop/Rock gótico. Lento, sombrío.

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Having listened to now two albums by the cure, I think I can safely say that I’m not a huge fan

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TLDR: This album is like watching golf for me. Kinda interesting, but will lull me to sleep. I liked this Cure album a lot more than Pornography but The Cure has this way of just lulling me to sleep. It’s slower, repetitive, and kinda ambient, and for whatever reason that just relaxes me and makes me want to sleep. I think there were some really good ideas on this album and I’m sure if I listened closer to the lyrics I’d be more invested in each song. Favorite Tracks: “Lovesong,” Fascination Street,” and “Prayers For Rain”

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I love the cure, but this album was just fine. Great melodies. I like the longer tracks allowing the band to just vibe and jam for a while. I miss the punchy drums and lyrics. Boys Don't Cry over Disintegration any day.

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Moody. Lush production and not as sparse as our last offering, Seventeen Seconds, which you'd expect since there was almost a decade in between them. The songs are more layered and the two keyboard players are a plus. The "hits" and title track are a bit more driving but the gloom never goes away.

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I like the Cure. I like this. Rides the middle ground between the two sides of the Band. Prefer it to the 'Pornography' album, also on this list. First half a 4, second half a 3.

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I prefer pop cure to goth cure

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Classic Cure. Really enjoyed it.......3* or 4* ?

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Buen album

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This is a dark album and lightyears away from being formulaic. I didn't have a chance to really listen to the lyrics but the tone of the music says in no uncertain terms that if you're looking for uplifting you got off at the wrong stop. I'm guessing which songs were the singles based on the Spotify stats on number of listens. Unlike their earlier singles, none of these will inadvertently make you smile. That part of it sits well with me. I like hits as much as the next guy (more accurately, say, half as much as the next guy) but also appreciate talented musicians choosing to make music without regard for how well the singles will do. Remember that I'm the one who liked the Butthole Surfers.

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Bleak, sombre... the list of near synonyms could go on. Almost no change of pace throughout the album. Perfect for the right mood and/or setting.

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Good stuff here… enjoyed their talents

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It was ok. Not my favorite

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pretty good for chillaxing but not hype or replayable in any way

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lovely and melancholy.

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3

Surprisingly did not hate

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Hallucinogenic melodies - who hurt you?

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7/10. It has good bits but it's overlong and wears me down.

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Jess likes em, Ian meh. Splitting the difference.

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This is like a 3.5, not quite a 4

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Hmm. I think it wasn't necessarily for me, but I really liked some of the melodies that were being played. My main issue was with the vocal mixing being so at the back that I (hearing issues) rarely cared for what they were saying.

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Unexpected modern sounds

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Very 90’s dreamy electronic pop rock. Not bad, not amazing either. Got kinda bored with it

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Not my favourite Cure album … a little bit all in the same place … Pictures of you my favourite track

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Like many others said, this album is objectively good! It's just a little hard to get into as an adult. Definitely a little on the slow/depressing side which can be done well - and they do mostly, but not my favorite genre I suppose! I really think there might also be a generational gap on this one.

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Some cool hits on here, but a bit too long which makes me have to drop it down to 3. Still one of the better 80s albums.

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Not really our thing, but we can see how this could be mind-blowing if it hit you during the right angsty teenage part of your life. Kind of a downer!

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I find it hard to listen to Robert Smith for long periods of time - he's just too overwrought for me. Still, this was an undoubtedly excellent collection of music.

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This album is so relaxing, I just wanted to lie down and drift off to sleep listening to it

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Слабовато, но неплохая мелодика.

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Classic 90s rock before the 90s had begun. Was expecting to really love it but ultimately ended in the good not great tier.

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3.5

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I like the Cure's songs and their music but I don't really like their vocals. Every time I listen to them, after a few songs I've usually had enough. I get why other people like them though. I have a lot of respect for their sound.

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The chimes are explicit first, but brief. When they come back, they are varied: Sometimes overtones and sometimes ambient noise. On top of them - always on top, as the mixing is consistent even as the instrumentation morphs - come modified pop songs. The modifications are not all the same, but the best ones slow down the production to pain while Smith vocalizes normally and melodies swirl. This listen, the melodies are what drew my ear: The best ones are always a little buried, it's neat. There's a strange call to dance, which makes the album less abject than the surface suggests.

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This was so totally different from the other The Cure album a few days back (Pornography). What a difference 7 years makes... Lots to enjoy here :-) Fav new track: Fascination Street

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I wish I had more time to really digest this album before I had to write this review. I could see myself absolutely loving this album after listening to it a few more times. It's a lot to take in-- there's a lot going on instrumentally and lyrically in each of these long songs. But I'll give what thoughts I do have now. This album has moments of transcendent beauty and moments of crushing sadness. Those moments often overlap, like on the opening track "Plainsong." I don't know why, but this song sounds like it would roll during the end credits of the movie of humanity, like you'd hear it over a montage of cities being vaporized by nuclear warheads. It's stunning and magical, but filled with deep tragedy. The most crushing moment is certainly "The Same Deep Water As You", a nine-minute epic that begins with the sound of a thunderstorm. It's dense, heavy, and filled with despair. The lyrics deal with themes of lost love and drowning, and singer Robert Smith's voice sounds like it's squeezing to get past the lump in his throat. The sprawling title track is one of a few tracks that song like they're going to be more upbeat and happy until you hear the lyrics, and you're dragged back into despondence. "Oh I miss the kiss of treachery, the aching kiss before I feed, the stench of a love for a younger meat," Smith wails. During my incredibly busy day today filled with Political Inquiry midterm reviews, Fundamentals of Rhetoric essays, and an Astronomy quiz, this album didn't get the chance to make a profound impact on me beyond a cursory listen or two. But I can see myself sitting alone in my room at 2 in the morning one of these days and this album hitting incredibly hard. It's just a matter of time.

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meh

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Such a good album. I haven't heard this one in a long time and some of the songs I've forgotten, so it's almost like hearing them for the first time. 3/5 maybe close to 4/5

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Bit gloomy.

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Super atmospheric, and definitely in the 80’s goth style as I remember it. Not my style really as it is too plodding, but certainly if I was in the right mood it could fill in the spaces of a dark day….

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I can see the influence in other music I like.

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Sooooo, Robert Smith was depressed about being popular and turning 30 soon, and he wrote a dark and mysteriously depressing album … … the result is quite intriguing. His voice ever so slightly turns me off though. I now recognize that Chvrches’ How Not To Drown (featuring Robert Smith) is reminiscent of The Same Deep Water As You. TSDWAY is a 9+ minute foray into a mystical realm, as is much of this album. Normally I rail against songs this long, but in this case I think the length is not detrimental. The 9+ minutes just continues the mood, read despair. I feel like I should be watching the Labyrinth. Listening to this album feels like a parallel way into Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) mind while she’s solving the Labyrinth trying to rescue Toby (dude named Toby) from the Goblin King Gareth (Bowie). A lot of despair. A little hope. More anguish.

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Feels a bit darker than their other albums, but still with the classic Robert Smith and the Cure sound.

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Je sais avant même de noter cet album qu'il a probablement reçu les suffrages de l'auditeur générateurien. En effet, cet album est un album étant parfaitement dans les standards du hipster basique. On s'ennuie tout le long de l'album, mais c'est justement là que l'auditeur vient intervenir d'un ai rhautain, pour nous dire que nous n'avons pas compris la profondeur de la musique qui nous est proposée par The Cure. Moi, je ne suis pas de ces horribles personnages, et attribue donc un 3/5 faisant foi au vu de ma culture musicale que vous savez absolument dementielle.

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Etwas besser als erwartet; Wikipedia klassifiziert es als "Gothic Rock", Art Rock oder Alt Rock. Letzteres beschreibt es für mich am besten. Klang oft romantisch. Oft eher dudelig und arm an Dynamik. Viel Hall drin. Stärkste Songs: Last Dance; Fascination Street

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Not exactly chirpy.

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3.5/5 I'll have to relisten!

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Tasapaksu kokonaisuus joka ei oikeastaan missään vaiheessa säväyttänyt vaikkakin kivutta kuunteli läpi.

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okay

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I like this a lot. Assumed I would know the big songs but I don't think I've heard this before at all.

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didn't want to waste it by half arse listening on a saturday so saved it for a proper listen. weird feelings have occured, its enjoyable, but its too long. 45 minues of this would have been grand.

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Good

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Some bangers and some clunkers. Not for me.

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Great late 80s music.

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Cure was a 90s version of easy listening

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pretty chill

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Have to be in a mood for this one

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A little over long at 72 minutes. There is a 5 star album buried in there somewhere.

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Listening to this feels like falling into a lovely yet dark 80s marshmallow. New wave doesn't seem to be lining up as one of my favourite genres but I really like this album, particularly Closedown! It's a little bit too long for me and obviously the album is aiming for a gloomy vibe but in some parts it's not like I'm enjoying listening to this sad music but more like am I enjoying this or is this a bad mood I now need to shake off?

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I don't have too much of a problem with Robert Smith's voice, although I thought I might. This is quite a nice listen but didn't particularly enthrall me.

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Liked this more than I thought I would. Already liked Lovesong, saved another couple of new tracks. The back end of the album drags though, maybe 10-15 minutes too long.

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Meh

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Nothing sounds quite like it, and I have a soft spot for both the lyrics and delivery, but the sheer extremity of the emo and sometimes muddy sound detract.

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Belle découverte de chansons que je ne connaissais pas vraiment (Lullaby)

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The Cure was never really my cup of tea - but I get it. They're good. I can appreciate the musicality, but it's just kinda boring to me. I actually lost my in the album and couldn't remember where I left of when searching through the tracks because they all just sound the same to me.

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Goths. They're cool. I always admire them when I see them walking around in pleather on a hot summer day. They really want to fuck with us non-goths. I'm so happy when I see an old woman clutch her pearls walking past a goth. Or a golf grandpa muttering about "how pretty they could be" if they didn't "dye their hair the color of snot." The singer of this band is the King of the Goths, right. Musically, this is right up my alley. Melodic guitar lines with delay, synths, and some truly emo vocals. Love it. But There are other bands with those traits that at in the 4-5/5 range.

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ka fand das früher mal saugeil aber schiebt irgendwie nicht mehr so, viel zu lang, hab zwischendurch voll den fokus verloren

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Struck me for how original it is and the songs are thoughtfully composed. I’ve always loved “Lullaby” and “Pictures of You.” To be honest though, some songs make me sleepy and I look forward to them ending.

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Temas largos para pop tranquilo con buena voz

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As I say in many reviews, I didn't hate it, I'm not mad at it, but I'm also not a superfan. I like the Cure, and in my opinion they're objectively better than Coldplay. How's that for a contradiction? But I would rather be listening to Boston or Radiohead. Lovesong is a wonderful song though. Fave track on the album hands down. Keeping this at 3 stars on the strength of the music even though it's not personally my jam.

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Not a bad album, some famous songs from Cure. Chill album

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Disintegration by The Cure (1989 - original vinyl LP release, i.e., omitting “Last Dance” and “Homesick”) I was not ready for The Cure. I don’t think I even had the disease. This album can be described as ‘gothic rock with a brain’. The sonic atmosphere is reverberating and full, with synthesized symphonic elements spread out over slow classic rock rhythms and textures. The lyrics give voice to the communal aspect of shared alienation, carving out a slice of feeling that is embraced between nihilists who are commiserating in a hostile and vain world, denying meaning yet yearning for it at the same time. “If you open your mouth, then I can't be responsible for quite what goes in or to care what comes out, so just pull on your hair, just pull on your pout and let's move to the beat like we know that it's over” (“Fascination Street”). And immediately following the hopelessly depressing track “Prayers for Rain” we get “The Same Deep Water as You”, with the singer concordantly embosoming the other in a joint embrace of death. To get a sense of the vocal quality of singer Robert Smith, listen to the closing track “Untitled”, a song of existential regret which exemplifies both the formal deficiencies and the searing authenticity. I mean, would you really want Luciano Pavarotti covering this song? But I do think Smith could have used some delicate backing vocals on several tracks. The suggestion has been made that this album should be listened to at night, in the dark, with headphones on. I would recommend this only for mature individuals with well-integrated psyches. And if you’re really really well-adjusted, do it with all the lights off while watching the Robert Eggers film The Lighthouse (2019) for the second time, with its sound turned off. 3/5

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Ok, I'm still kinda wondering why two other Cure albums are taking up spots on this list (17 Seconds and Porn) but at least they can contrast with this, several years later and much better. The songs are sometimes still a little meandering and overlong, but the whole thing is certainly a vibe. There's now a point and it's *resonant* with ennui in the listener, not just *inspiring* some like those others. The production is much better, or at least less dated. Especially on the drums and vox. Lot of respect when a song makes me go get an instrument and pick it out to figure out what's going on, like the bass on Fascination Street.

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Started off thinking 'this is really cool', but it's just too long (both the album as a whole and most of the individual songs, particularly when you get to the second half of the album). That said, I'll definitely be listening to a few of these songs again - Pictures Of You, Fascination Street, and the title track my favourites. 3/5, too long and samey for a 4 but it's just too good to be a two.

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Very melancholy. Very samey

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C'est gothique, un classique mais un peu dark pour moi, ce n'Est pas vraiment mon style mais j'aime quand même. 3.5

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Bom.

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2.5/5. Found it kind of boring, not necessarily bad or worse than other albums I've rated higher, but just not very compelling music for the most part personally. Standout Tracks: Lovesong, Prayers for Rain, Disintegration

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The cure sucks and this album did nothing to change my mind.

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I like the pop stuff but had to turn this off, too drab and moody

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Way to bring down the mood

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eh, too whiney

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Robert Smith is a great guitar player, so many cool guitar licks and synth parts to the album, but it’s too long, becomes boring, repetitive, and I don’t think life is as bad as this guy is selling it. Especially considering he was probably a rich rocker at the time of this album’s release. Not my type of rock overall.

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I'm not sold on this album or the band's sound. Yea its tone goes out of its way to be the most over the top sad thing you could think of. Bleak, washed out guitar tones makes the whole thing feel like a gloomy rainy day in March or November. Fascination Street is actually my speed though. Growling bass fills a more harsh and aggressive soundscape. Yep this is teenage angst turned up to 11.

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Bueno... Todo el mundo entendido de la música dicen que son buenos. Para mi, tienen alguna canción chula, pero poco más

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4

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02/15 - Yesterday I worked on adding wall coverings behind all process equipment that has a loose hose attachment, adding the Train B Buffer Prep Platform Room into the model and adding corner guards around the Train B area. I also tagged all the items listed above in the elevations. I thought this album was okay. I am quite peculiar about the voice behind the song and this was just not doing it for me, although I though there were some really awesome beats.

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Esse album salvou a minha vida 3 vezes. Estava quase indo me matar e dai a musica acabava.

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Don't like The Cure - just sounds sludgy, a bit like his eyeliner

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Única música boa foi Lovesong

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gaaah glödme :S 2a va?

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There's nothing wrong with this but I do not vibe with it.

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Eh

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Есть интересные музыкальные находки, но не голосовые.

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Ei kelvannut kyllä lääkkeeksi mihinkään. Lullabyn ja parin muun biisin lyhyiden hetkien ansiosta välttää ykkösen. Tylsää maalailua 95%

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Better than the other Cure albums on this list. Why are there so many Cure albums on this list!!

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-Ayyo they really titled "Plainsong" accurately cuz this song do be plain -"Disintegration" is like one tick up on the intensity scale -Overall it's like not bad and it is rock but it is mega boring and the songs all just sit in the same musical area that isn't very interesting to me

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Started boring and ended boring. Not a fan unless I want to fall asleep. The only good/great song is Lullaby. I understand why The Cure is an influential band but, they are not my cup of tea. Meh.

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It's not really for me, I don't mind this kind of emo pop stuff but I find the songwriting on this album very dull. It's just uninspired generic chord progressions

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Why the heck is everyone so whiny?? Maybe I just have trouble with this genre in general…

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Can't remember everyone's opinion but I think we rated about a 2.

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Ganska jättetråkig.

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Blech. This was bad for a Cure album.

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Sorry das war nix. Hab irgendwann beim hören gedacht damn so langsam ist auch mal gut gewesen und ich war kurz vor der mitte von track 2. Also kann nachvollziehen wenn man drauf steht aber kann dem wirklich 0,0 garnix abgewinnen sowwy

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Thought I might like The Cure album more than I am, it's far too morose and repetitive for me, though I did like Pictures of You.

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One of my Favorite Albums

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Feels dark. Haven't pay attention to the lyrics. Is kinda relaxing and depressing. LauraSad I guess.

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