Back in time
21 April 2022
Band: THE CURE
Active: Since 1978 / 13 studio LPs (so far)
Anniversary album: WISH
Released: 21 April 1992 – 30 years ago today
Rolling Stone Magazine: “Smith is the top howler in pop music now. Bravely, mastering his own literate notions of how bands might do more with postpunk “gloom rock” than just bellyache, he has fiddled around with and fine-tuned the Cure for fifteen years. Since The Head on the Door (1985), when he discovered the joys of groove, acoustic jangle, and any instrumentation that could further heighten the increasing emotionality of his songs, Smith’s work with the Cure has never been less than original, often inspired. Wish lacks the dynamic grab of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) and the awesome brooding rush of Disintegration (1989). Yet this outstanding album, like all the Cure’s best music, runs on
its own brash logic, making a virtue of its emotional polarities.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: The Cure by numbers, with the 3 singles as standouts.
– FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE –
– HIGH –
– A LETTER TO ELISE –
Stream full album on Spotify…