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5.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic collection that will quickly grow on you, May 14, 2000
This review is from: Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (Audio CD)
One of my first Cure albums, and I wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first. This album is not as unified musically or thematically as say, Pornography and Disintegration, but it's a great example of The Cure doing punk/pop rock. Of course, Why Can't I Be You, Hot(3x) and Just Like Heaven are radio gold, but this album has much more to offer. Like Cockatoos sounds like something Led Zeppelin might have written; the violin in How Beautiful You Are (my personal favorite on this album) still leaves me in awe, and Catch is absolutely beautiful. The Perfect Girl is as giggly as Robert Smith gets, and it's perfectly followed two tracks later with Shiver and Shake, where the rock gets harder and the spirit more bitter. For a new fan, Galore would be your best bet, but buy Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me before you transition into the band's music from the early 80s (read: Faith, Pornography, 17 Seconds). This album lacks the depth of those albums (and frankly, most of the others as well), but the range is startling on this album that launched the Cure onto a trajectory that made them so popular when they released Disintegration. This is the best Cure album for new fans who have exhausted the Greatest Hits collections.
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