Category: The Cure

The Cure – Faith

Among the most important post-punk bands to have emerged from the 1980s was The Cure. In my opinion, The Cure has a very inconsistent discography with Faith, Pornography, and Disintegration being their most consistent works. Faith was released back in 1981 and among The Cure’s best work. Faith is high quality beginning to end—something that cannot be said of the majority of their albums. It has a very grey and disillusioned atmosphere ideal for those looking for gloomier music. The album opens with the prominent bass lines of The Holy Hour, which stumbles on lacking motivation, but in a good way musically, ideally setting the mood for the rest of the album. An (more…)

The Cure – Disintegration

I had never really liked any music that could be associated with the 1980s. It conjured images of cheesy hair metal, even cheesier electronic music, and neither did I ever get into any classic rock from that era. It was a decade that I had stayed away from until I watched an interview with Swedish melancholic metal band, Katatonia, discussing the albums that had influenced them. Among the albums they mentioned was The Cure’s Disintegration. The first listen did not leave any lasting impressions, but as with many an album, I revisited it several months later and had one of those goose bump-inducing listens. My initial reaction was to realize how much of Katatonia’s middle era sound was (more…)