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Wish

The CureAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often ... Read more in Amazon's The Cure Store

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  • Audio CD (April 21, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: April 21, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HAJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,625 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Another brilliant set of obsessive musings pried from Robert Smith's fuzzy navel. Epic elegies ("From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea") and tuneful romps ("Friday I'm In Love") are classic Cure cuts--Jeff Bateman

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Media Type: CD
Artist: CURE
Title: WISH
Street Release Date: 04/21/1992
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Genre: ROCK/POP

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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wish Come True May 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
There are really 2 kinds of Cure albums: The "thematic" and the "versatile." By thematic, I mean that several Cure albums (usually those preferred by the hardcore fans) tend to be more consistent (i.e., very few upbeat "pop" songs), slightly less daring instrumentally, and laden with darker, harsher lyrics. (Bloodflowers, Disintegration, Pornography and Faith). These are beautifully written albums, though, and can more easily be listened to over and over. "Wish" is of the second type. It is "versatile;" like Head on the Door, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and Wild Mood Swings, it has much greater range, and like those albums, contains most of the hit singles that casual fans are familiar with from the radio. Of these albums, Wish clearly stands out as the best. The album contains such giddy songs as "Friday I'm in Love," "Wendy Time," and "High," and another which is probably the best song the Cure never released as a single, "Doing the Unstuck." This album was completed by one of the strongest of the ever-changing Cure lineups, and the guitar on this album is many, often and harsh. Songs like "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" and "Open" are classics now for concert goers; "Cut" is a quickly-paced scathing commentary on failed relationships, and "Trust" is a beautiful opus of hope and optimism. Fans will also recognize "A Letter to Elise," a beautiful single that might have been accurately called "Pictures of You II." The album closes, appropriately, with "End"-a majestic and thickly layered guitar romp that was supposed to signal this album as the last by the Cure. Luckily for us, it wasn't. Read more ›
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album I was wishing for December 11, 2001
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This is probably The Cure's best selling album to date, and deservedly so. While those who remember The Cure when they were a relatively obscure band with a small but loyal following in the United States may find this album's popularity annoying, the artistry here is something not much seen in previous albums. The music is classic Cure, not breaking any new ground, with driving rhythms and jangling guitar. I guess it is the lyrics that set this album apart. This is an extremely personal album for Robert Smith. He goes beyond the typical melancholy of his usual songs and reaches to depths that produce pure heartbreak. With "Open" he discusses his drinking problem, and "Apart" and "A Letter to Elise" appear to chronicle a failed marriage. And while "Elise" and "Friday I'm In Love" received a lot of airplay ("Friday" I think even cracked the Top 40, a rarity for The Cure), the most underrated song on the album is "Doing the Unstuck". Getting past the goofy name, it is a perfect rendering of those emotions one feels when your life seems to be going to hell and all you wish for is that one perfect day with someone you love to forget all your troubles. Thank you, Robert, for daring to share your wishes with us. It is amazing how, with all our differences, people all wish for the same (sometimes impossible) things.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of the shadows August 2, 2000
By loteq
Format:Audio CD
With this album the band broke to remarkable commercial success, and "Friday I'm in love" was 1992's summer hit in Europe, receiving massive radio airplay. The Cure's throng of hardcore fans didn't like this song and even Robert himself said, "people who bought this single are not real Cure fans", but I think it's a great tune and one of the best pop singles of the '90s. The most notable shift The Cure made was getting rid of "Disintegration"'s epic keyboard arrangements in favor of a more guitar-dominated alternative rock approach. Although "Wish" contains a few happy songs in contrast to its predecessor, "Friday I'm in love" is not representative of the album's prevailing tone. "Open" with its nagging, feedback-powered guitar sound is one of the most despairing songs Robert has ever written. "Apart" and "From the edge" are also pretty bleak, so there's really no reason to believe that Robert has lost his depression. The happier songs, "High", "Wendy time", "Doing the unstuck" (which says, "Kick out the gloom"), and "Friday.." are certainly great, but in the album context these songs seem to be a little misplaced. "A letter.." is a solid ballad, and "End" closes things on a more aggressive note. There are a few nods to earlier songs -- "Wendy time" is very similar to "Why can't I be you?", and "To wish.." duplicates the opening riff of "Lullaby" -- and a few subtractions wouldn't have hurt the 66-minute length any, but on the strength of the album's singles, "Wish" is quite a rewarding and enjoyable affair. The CD-single releases of "High", "Friday..", and "A letter.." are also very worthwhile: Each disc contains two non-album tracks and a remix of the title song.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The Cure - Wish (1992)

WISH brings the eclecticism of KISS ME, KISS ME, KISS ME but pushes the emotions to radical extremes. Robert Smith's lyrics are more straightforward than ever before, using a style which will eventually burden some of his later work (IMHO). But it serves him well on WISH and the songs cut deeply. Some ("Open," "End," "Cut," "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea") are easily among the heaviest songs in the Cure catalogue. Probably the best line-up of Cures ever (and they were great live on this tour - Washington D.C.,'94). Like many of my favorite albums, WISH tells a story from beginning to end - your imagination permitting!).

The breakdown:

"Open" - a nightmarish account of what could be a typical weekend night for a typical anti-social angst-ridden Cure fan. Sounds like an acid trip that becomes painfully introspective. Powerful stuff. *****

"High" - This exuberant slice of heaven is a radical departure from the previous track. One of the happiest songs from the Cure or anyone else. ****1/2

"Apart" - plunging once again into the depths of despair, this morose song chronicles the singer's disillusionment as the feelings about his relationship unravel. A beauty, the rhythm section is superb and Smith delivers one of his best guitar solos ever. *****

"From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" - The star-crossed lovers of "Apart" take doses. The music is swirling and churning, the lyrics are surreal and the singing full of despair. Smith explores one of his major recurring themes, the futility of quenching desires. It's about longing for an eternal love that can't exist. They pine for the impossible: to live in a moment forever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Ten of All Time CD
Just buy it. One of the Cure's all time best CD's along with Disintegration. Robert and the band are just right and the songs wash into but not out of your head. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Justarasta
4.0 out of 5 stars Poorly mastered and butchered release -- no two-disc remaster? It has...
The album itself is absolutely wonderful! Apart from "Wendy time", all other 11 tracks are superb.
But the CD was very poorly mastered. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marcos Feitosa
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful Packaging!!
I love the CD content and the songs.. but the condition in which this CD arrived was sad. The plastic case was cracked, chipped on the edges and shattered in some spots. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MegM
5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring classic.
The Cure had made a big commercial breakthrough in 1987 with Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and even bigger with Disintegration in 1989 but this 1992 LP became the group's biggest... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Shelf Cure
Along w/ Disengration and Bloodflowers its one thier best. It has a few commercial / radio friendly tunes that make the album a little less dark, but its still top notch.
Published 11 months ago by marcEmarc
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish
Personally, I like the Cure's earlier works much better I think this was one of the first ones where I did not feel the love.
Published 18 months ago by a.f.
5.0 out of 5 stars Old favorite found at long last.
Would recommend to anyone who enjoys alternative music, this ablum is from the era when alternative was just breaking ground.
Published 18 months ago by Vernon Sallie
2.0 out of 5 stars Far From Like New
Cd case was cracked in all directions and cd itself had a white cloudy substance all over it. Not very happy with this purchase.
Published 20 months ago by Adrian K
4.0 out of 5 stars A Savory Blend
No longer an up-and-coming post-punk band pushing its way into the mainstream in 1987 with two hits from a double-release through exposure gained by the heavy rotation of its two... Read more
Published on November 22, 2011 by kabalabonga
5.0 out of 5 stars Starry Starry Night
Wish is a fantastic album with layers of beautiful guitars, guitars, guitars. (and more guitars) Conceptually fascinating from the organic cover art to the last note of the song... Read more
Published on May 11, 2011 by The Shrike
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