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Old 04-05-2010, 12:15 AM   #286
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:29 AM   #287
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I wouldn't necessarily say they're a "singles" band. They just have a lot of great songs, but a lot of...not so great ones as well.
I would.

Killing An Arab
Boys Don't Cry
Jumping Someone Else's Train
A Forest
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Charlotte Sometimes
Let's Go To Bed
The Walk
The Lovecats
The Caterpillar
In Between Days
Close To Me
Why Can't I Be You?
Catch
Just Like Heaven
Hot Hot Hot!!!11111
Lullaby
Fascination Street
Lovesong
Pictures Of You
Friday I'm In Love
etc. etc. etc.

They have some terrific album tracks, but...holy shit. It's pretty obvious where they shine.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:38 AM   #288
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You know what, I was going to make a list but screw it, that's QED right there.
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And Six Different Ways, Push, A Night Like This, Plainsong, Untitled, most of Bloodflowers, etc. That being said, how many bands are that good at picking singles? I wish U2 were.
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And Six Different Ways, Push, A Night Like This, Plainsong, Untitled, most of Bloodflowers, etc. That being said, how many bands are that good at picking singles? I wish U2 were.
No doubt, they are good at picking singles. What I was getting at is I don't quite like the idea of calling them a singles band.

Anyways...DI!
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The Cure is one of the best singles bands of all time, with Standing On A Beach being one of the great compilation albums ever. That being said, outside of The Head On The Door (a must-listen; don't give up on The Cure until you've heard this, their most fun record) and Disintegration, they were never much of an album band. I love them, and it must have been fun to have been around in the '80s to follow their catalogue through its many fascinating twists and turns, but they were never very consistent.
Er, what? The Cure, not an album band? Really?
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Er, what? The Cure, not an album band? Really?
I think when I make that comment, personally speaking here, I tend to only be thinking of things like The Top, The Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me which, to me, are kind of all a jumble of great, good and mediocre tracks. But, big picture; Faith, Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers: wonderful albums. The rest, kind of an expected hodge podge.
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Hate to burst this bubble, but I don't. It was, in fact, one of the few songs I didn't like on your list. I didn't understand the Cure when I was all mopey in middle/high school, and I certainly don't get them now. Maybe I'm missing out, but oh well.
agreed. they're just not my cup of tea.
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Er, what? The Cure, not an album band? Really?
Yeah. I happen to think their albums are largely uninspiring except for the specified couple, while I love just about every single they released from 1979-2000. That alright with you?
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Yeah. I happen to think their albums are largely uninspiring except for the specified couple, while I love just about every single they released from 1979-2000. That alright with you?
I can't stop you, but there's no way I can agree.
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By the way, here is the new format I will use to judge playlists. I know I might not be saying everything I want to about a playlist but it is concise and gets to the point. I don't have a lot of time to do write-ups so I developed an effecive system to tell my thoughts on a playlist.

LemonMelon:

Overall thoughts: I enjoyed the variety and diverse selection of music your playlist offered. It started off with a shoegazer, britpop, lo fi type of sound with Stone Roses and Velvet Underground to name a few. Then it ventured into a reflective acoustic vibe with Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. I liked the transition a whole lot.

Where I am in the playlist so far: Finished song 16

Favorite songs so far (naming the artist) : Surfer Blood, Camera Obscura, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, and The Cure.

Least favorite songs so far (naming the artist) : Joni Mitchell, Blur (love them, just not keen on the song), Tom Waits, and Willie Nelson.
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Hate to burst this bubble, but I don't. It was, in fact, one of the few songs I didn't like on your list. I didn't understand the Cure when I was all mopey in middle/high school, and I certainly don't get them now. Maybe I'm missing out, but oh well.
I like the Cure. I enjoy Just like Heaven, Love Song, and a few other songs. I bought their Greatest Hits and I was slightly disappointed by how almost every song sounded the same to me. I couldn't distinguish one song from another. I know their an 80's band and sound 80's but I don't know, I was disappointed a little. Anyone else have the same problem?
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Not really, no.

Glad you're liking the list though.
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