Agreed. Disintegration is the culmination of an awesome band. I never understood why the Cure were so easily dismissed as whatever..when in fact, they were very good musicians. Layers people...
I have to share a ‘cure’ moment with you…i used to worship at the alter of "fatbob"...i still have nothing but the utmost respect for 'the cure'. at one show during the ‘wish’ concert series, robert was singing 'from the edge of the deep green sea' and was so moved by the moment and his own lyrics he was crying as he sang. it was the most beautiful concert experience i've ever had (and i've had some amazing ones--pearl jam and jane's addiction included).i'm a 43 year old woman, and i'm not sure these “young'ens” today (wink, wink) have any true concept of emo/gothic experiences--how can any band and their fans under that label today, compare with robert smith at the peak of ‘the cure’ crying while he sings a really, really sad song. oh the pain… delicious!thanks for posting this!
When Disintegration came out, I was 15 and I hated life. I couldn't drive yet and my lovelife was non-existent. I met this semi-goth chick who borke my heart, but she got me into The Cure, Depeche Mode, and the Smiths. My friend bought Disintegration on CD and he let me borrow it. I still have that CD. It is one of my "desert island" cd's.After I started dating my high school sweetheart, that CD became our favorite makeout soundtrack. When we broke up, the full moping began and Disintegration was the soundtrack to wallowing in my teenage misery. Now, it is a nostalgia piece, but I appreciate the musicianship and the layers of music as well as the mopey lyrics. I have to admit, though, I always skip Lovesong.
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