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Pretty sure we talked about this before and we all agree
someone's going to make a really funny 'if pornography didn't exist' joke here I can sense it
but yeah, The Top is top two for me, amazing record
most consistent and has the most bangers.
not THAT boring and it still has 'the baby screams' on it, and they released loads of good songs later on, but it wasn't quite the same wild edge-of-experience psychedelic hellstorm
push is their best song.
Not sure it's their best (I've always loved Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me) but I definitely listen to The Top more often than Pornography.
Have always been the best Cure albums, and always will be, whatever you say.
Seventeen Seconds > Faith > Pornography > Three Imaginary Boys > The Head On The Door > The Top. In some ways they were done and they knew it when they released Standing On A Beach. Incredible run up that compilation and it' s downhill artistically from there although obviously they still released some stuff worth checking out.
are all good tracks.
But anyone who claims any album other than Disintegration to be The Cure's best is trying to hard though, really.
It's effectively a Robert Smith solo album of unrestrained drug-addled whimsy with no-one daring to tell him that it was self-indulgent shite. Even the half-decent songs on it came out badly: Shake Dog Shake is too slow and Give Me It lacks the edge of the live version. The Caterpillar works better on Mixed Up, but I might be alone in thinking this!
In any case putting this album above any out of Disintegration, Head On The Door, Wish, Pornography, Seventeen Seconds and Faith is highly questionable. Never got into Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me either but that's another story...
...can't think of anything. We are indeed one!
for the first time in ages, & it wasn't as good as I remembered. I think with me it was always a case of "first album I heard" syndrome, so I've always looked upon it more favourably than it possibly deserves. But Shake Dog Shake is one of my favourite 5 Cure songs, absolute classic.
Still quite decent, Birdmad Girl, Dressing Up and Caterpillar are good songs. They were on a roll during the 80's, pretty much as Bowie was in the 70's.