Remarkable albums from the past
‘Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me’
by THE CURE
Released: 25 May 1987
Seventh studio album
ROLLING STONE wrote: “Even in a year already marked by sprawling, ambitious double albums from Prince and Hüsker Dü, the Cure’s new Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me stands out.
Like ‘Sign o’ the Times’ and ‘Warehouse: Songs and Stories’, this 2-record, 18-song set is about reaching inward. The Cure is trying to deepen and refine an existing sensibility rather than reach outward to expand it. On previous efforts, guitarist and singer Robert Smith has flirted with everything from conceptually orchestrated studio pop (The Top) to sarcastic dance tracks (“Let’s Go to Bed”); now that the Cure has evolved into an actual band, he’s able to consummate those eclectic desires. Kiss Me is a breakthrough all right. For the first time, the Cure’s music is relatively unfettered by pretension and indulgence, and the results are remarkable.”
Score: 5/5 – full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite track: JUST LIKE HEAVEN
Album in full…