Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Cure - Disintegration

Thursday brings a fresh peak into the Suggestion Box - and as always, keep 'em coming - but Shaqwanda noticed that I'd never reviewed any Cure. Probably the biggest reason for that, I honestly don't know much by them. I mean, I've heard of them - heard a few songs in passing, but never really sought them out before. UNTIL TODAY! Big dramatic caps entry there! These guys have been around literally forever. They come from England and have been making music since the '70s. They went almost two decades without seeing any mainstream success - which I give them huge props for. It's very easy to pack it in and call it quits when you don't feel your music isn't reaching anyone. Kudos. People always want to crown Nirvana as the kings of alternative rock music. Well, I think that title goes to the Cure personally. As much as I don't know by them, I do know about them. They really changed the view of alternative rock when it was a time of super heavy riffs and big hair. Imagine listening to Van Halen and then The Cure. What a drastic change in styles. Obviously, the Cure didn't have the same cultural impact as Nirvana, and hence the reasoning. Plus, Nirvana was all about the grunge movement, we label it alternative. Anyways, I like this album. I picked it because it's their best selling at a nice 2x platinum. Hard to believe, but they don't have any other platinum selling records. Craziness. This has a really dark, almost gothic rock style feel to it. Shaqwanda mentioned she'd only been jamming to their greatest hits, and I have no clue if any of these tracks are on her GH album. I hope a few are, because there are a few tracks that would seem worthy. Happy Thursday B Siders!

1. Plainsong
2. Pictures of You
3. Closedown
4. Love Song
5. Last Dance (Bonus Track)
6. Lullaby
7. Fascination Street
8. Prayers For Rain
9. Same Deep Water as You, The
10. Disintegration
11. Homesick (Bonus Track)
12. Untitled

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Love Song
2. Fascination Street
3. Closedown

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. Pictures of You is #1 on this album. They used the song for a movie about Pedro's passing (who I am sure everyone remembers from the Real World). Very emotional, great song.

  2. So, I read your post and thought, 'who is Pedro?'

    Maybe I'll go back and YouTube a montage. I don't think the song singularly had any impact on me when I listened to it. Maybe that'll help.

  3. He lived on the Real World with HIV and then died of AIDS afterwards. They made a movie about him and his partner. The song was perfect for the montage they did.

  4. I will check it out. It sounds familiar, but I'm just not a big MTV fan.

    It is a great song though regardless of my tv shortcomings.