🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Cure

Ok so I’ll need something to keep me occupied at work so let’s go for another one.

Here’s the table, and for the very first time we have a different name at the top, as Aretha takes a commanding, but not unassailable lead

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
David Bowie 4.31
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Joni Mitchell 3.89
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Britney Spears 2.85

So let’s move on. Today’s thread will be about The Cure

The Cure…

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Album poll:

  • Three Imaginary Boys
  • Seventeen Seconds
  • Faith
  • Pornography
  • The Top
  • The Head On The Door
  • Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
  • Disintegration
  • Wish
  • Wild Mood Swings
  • Bloodflowers
  • The Cure
  • 4:13 Dream

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  • Killing An Arab
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • A Forest
  • The Hanging Garden
  • Lets Go To Bed
  • The Walk
  • The Lovecats
  • The Caterpillar
  • In Between Days
  • Close To Me
  • Why Can’t I Be You?
  • Catch
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Lullaby
  • Lovesong
  • Pictures Of You
  • Never Enough
  • High
  • Friday I’m In Love
  • A Letter To Elise
  • The 13th
  • Mint Car
  • The End Of The World

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Going between a 3 and a 4 from me. They have a few truly great singles, and I like most of what I’ve heard, but I’ve just never had the impulse to listen further. I’ve never heard a whole Cure album, and I really don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to. 3 I think.


Funkhouser, Imma let you finish but Plainsong is the best opening track of all time…


Love them. Robert Smith is a national treasure. Still great live too


Have you ever voted a 2, 3 or 4 for any of these?


Know, and like, the big albums, but, like funkyman, I’ve never explored past those or a greatest hits comp. Probably quite happy not to as well tbh.


fix this


I like how they’ve taken it upon themselves to nurture the twilight sad but asides from that I’ve never really taken to them - gothy version of squeeze really aren’t they?

Do you know what, maybe I will. What shall I go in with?



it’s good but holy shit teenage me plugged straight into the raw nihilistic emotional destruction of putting Kiss Me… on for the first time

Kiss me kiss me kiss me
Your tongue like poison
So swollen it fills up my mouth
Love me love me love me
You nail me to the floor
And push my guts all inside out

Get it out
Get it out
Get it out
Get your fucking voice out of my head

I never wanted this
I never wanted any of this
I wish you were dead
I wish you were dead


Eh, they’re fine I guess. Their music’s never really stood out to me but I’ve never wanted to skip past a song if it comes up on a playlist either. The epitome of 3/5

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that’s hard to say

My entry point was Head on The Door, it’s pretty accessible as Cure albums go. Maybe start there. Others will have their suggestions

Would recommend the Cure in Orange concert film too


When I was a teenager at the skatepark I told my friends that I thought the cure were better than the smiths and they scoffed but who had the last laugh? As usual, Its me who had the last laugh.


On my first ever date with a DiSer (not @avery, soz) he brought me The Cures greatest hits CD❤
Absolutely fantastic live.
I have a photo of me, dancing with a random guy during their at Reading Festival who had lipstick all over his face and Hair ala Robert Smith. Fucking fantastic times.


“If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I’m going to eat meat; that’s how much I hate Morrissey. He’s a precious, miserable bastard. He’s all the things people think I am.”

From this



I think you could do worse than go in with Disintegration. It’s a beautiful, melancholy, reverb-y, delay-y wash of a record. If you don’t instantly fall in love with the gorgeous opening two tracks, you’re probably never going to like a full Cure album :+1:


Four. A dead good best of but I find the majority of their albums to be something of a slog.