Started by dsanchez, December 06, 2021, 15:45:10
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Quote"Oh, it's a real Sunday night disco!" chuckles The Cure frontman Robert Smith after an apt outing of the bleak and underrated 'The Last Day Of Summer' as the snow pelts down outside. ...set opener 'Alone'; a majestic slow-burner that sets the tone with a sigh as Smith squares up to the inevitability of death: "This is the end of every song we sing". It's a theme repeated in 'And Nothing Is Forever', a number with that bittersweet lightness you love from 'Plainsong' that has the frontman make peace with an approaching end: "And I know – I know – my world has grown old, but it really doesn't matter if you say we'll be together".Beyond that, it's the marathon Cure set you've come to know and love. For every dark moment like the prog-noir banger 'Burn', the bone-rattling 'Shake Dog Shake' or the gruelling post-punk 'One Hundred Years' with its accompanying atrocity exhibition, there's the pure release of the loved-up 'Pictures Of You' or the frankly silly spoils of the closing ecstatic hit parade encore – all with the band's chemistry is aglow and a very chipper Smith's voice sounding more powerful than ever. He promises that the new songs "won't be new for much longer". All we know is that it has been worth the wait.