CD Review: The Cure
The Cure are Back with Power!
"We are trying to get a heavier sound than we've been associated with in the past," Smith says. "We convinced him [Ross Robinson] that the doom and gloom of London is more conducive to making our music than sunny California."
The Cure have been around since 1979/80 when Robert Smith and two of his friends recorded the Cure's first two albums, Three Imaginary Boys and Boy's Don't Cry, now almost 25 years later, Robert Smith has released another album... the Cure are still alive. The Cure's latest album, which is self titled is probably the band's most adventurous album ever, with a more evolved sound. The major changes in this album is that the guitars are loud and there are no 80's sounding synth's. Another difference is Smith's voice, back in 2000, when the Cure released The Bloodflowers, Smith's voice on that album was softer and erratic while on this album he's more direct and louder.
The lyrics in this album are smart and ofcourse you have the romantic love songs the Cure are known for. I can't find myself/In the head of this stranger in love/Holding on given up/To another under faded setting sun/And I wonder where I am.../ Sings Robert Smith as the album begins to unfold, and once those words are sung, you are sucked into his realm of depression, sadness and love. You could listen to this album driving to work in the morning, or while hanging out with your friends or even burn it onto your Xbox and listen to it while playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It's an interesting, fun and smart album and very well done.
Produced by Ross Robinson [whose known for working with Korn and Slipknot] and Robert Smith.