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The Cure - Greatest Hits

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11 months, 1 week ago at Dec 24 19:02
With a career as expansive and varied as the Cure’s it is nearly a fool’s errand to try and sum up their career on a single-disc retrospective. There’s just too many various moods and styles that they’ve covered over the years, but this 2001 disc is a perfectly fine sampler platter. Think of it less as a definitive document detailing Robert Smith and company’s whimsical darkness and fine... read more
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Description: As Greatest Hits--and particularly the busking pavement jazz of "Lovecats"--reminds us, the best Cure singles were very often tangential exercises; they offered a goth-free playtime divergence from some of the weightier studiousness of those early albums. Or, as smudged frontman Robert Smith says of this 18-track collection, "Songs that are sung with a smile." This wasn't always true--witness the refrigerated fogginess of the classic "A Forest," the Blair Witch Project of its day. What this compilation does is focus attention on the Cure's perennial unpredictability--the breathless claustro ... (more)
Manufacturer: Elektra / Wea
Release date: 13 November 2001
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075596272629 UPC: 075596272629
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JxSxPx posted a review 11 months, 1 week ago

Greatest Hits

“With a career as expansive and varied as the Cure’s it is nearly a fool’s errand to try and sum up their career on a single-disc retrospective. There’s just too many various moods and styles that they’ve covered over the years, but this 2001 disc is a perfectly fine sampler platter. Think of it less as a definitive document detailing Robert Smith and company’s whimsical darkness and fine pop mopery, and more like an introductory course.   Greatest Hits gives too short a shift to their spiky early days, so brilliantly heard on Staring at the Sea, which encapsulated their first decade, and perhaps leans too heavily on tracks already found on Galore, which condensed their next. Sure, songs like “Just Like a Heaven” and “Pictures of You” are their best-known and beloved on” read more

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"Just Like Heaven"


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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Eighteen songs over 23 years, from the post-punk benchmarks (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Eurodisco (“The Walk”) to melancholy passion plays (“Lovesong”) and ’90s hits (“Friday I’m in Love”), this is the perfect introduction to Robert Smith and the Cure’s pop mopery. Standout track: “Just Like Heaven”"