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Old 08-05-2014, 11:13 AM   #61
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If it wasn't for fucking WENDY TIME
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Haha, yes. I love Wish, especially the more rocking tracks like End and Open. From the Edge of the Deep Blue See is my favorite track by the Cure.
I've been on record as a huge fan of Wish, and while I can't say it's objectively better than Disintegration, I enjoy listening to it more and think there's a lot of great writing and playing on it.

Wendy Time definitely sucks, though.

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The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup
I've been listening to this more lately, and I feel safe in saying it is worthy of being included in the run of great albums that begins with Beggar's Banquet and usually concludes with Exile On Main Street. Anything was going to seem like a letdown after that latter masterpiece, but Goat's Head Soup has too many standout tracks to ignore. Angie and Heartbreaker are well known songs, but Winter, Coming Down Again, 100 Years, and Can You Hear The Music are all exceptional.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:56 AM   #62
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From the Edge of the Deep Blue See is my favorite track by the Cure.


Hearing this live on the Wish tour was one of the best concert experiences ever. Just epic.

 
It's "green sea," though.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #63
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Small brain fart there.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #64
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Doing the Unstuck is another song from Wish that had just exploded live. Porl Thompson was the best guitar player they had.
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Doing the unstuck and Wendy Time made me laugh but I loved Friday (I'm in love) and Letter to Elise.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:33 AM   #66
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The best guitarist in the Cure, however.
 


Super underrated lead player, as shown through his playing with the Banshees.



Another underrated album is The Golden Age of Wireless by Thomas Dolby - really great, well arranged pop songs that really pushed boundaries when it was released.
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Isn't Wish The Cure's most commercially successful album?
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Isn't Wish The Cure's most commercially successful album?
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I rarely hear it mentioned as one of their best albums. I think Bloodflowers probably gets more critical respect these days, which is fine.
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Yeah, Wish is their only UK #1, although Disintegration sold more over time in the US, I believe.

Not sure about Bloodflowers getting more critical respect, considering nobody really talks about it? (It's a good album, but...I dunno, it's not amazing by any means.)
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I'm a fan of pretty much everything The Cure has done, but I prefer the first four albums to any other period from them. Seventeen Seconds would be my pick for their best album. Moody and ominous as hell.
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1979-1982 was definitely the strongest period of sustained greatness for the band, even though I would take The Head on the Door or Disintegration over any album from that era.
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It's not an underrated Cure album, but one of my favorite albums of all time is Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane's Rough Mix. I don't see it get discussed much, so that counts as underrated, right?
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I have that. Great stuff. Ronnie Lane was definitely the heart of The Faces.
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Laz, when I get home, I'll look up the name of a Ronnie Lane album of live stuff he did for a radio station in Austin. It's great.
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