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which is your favourite song in this album?

One Hundred Years
16 (18.2%)
A Short Term Effect
4 (4.5%)
The Hanging Garden
5 (5.7%)
Siamese Twins
11 (12.5%)
The Figurehead
14 (15.9%)
A Strange Day
14 (15.9%)
Cold
14 (15.9%)
Pornography
10 (11.4%)

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Offline Szigi

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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2014, 22:05:30 »
01 The Figurehead (the guitars are crying... my heart is tearing apart...)
02 Cold (this cello and the drums! just like in a grave)
03 A Hanging Garden (a little catchy pop-influence in the deep darkness)

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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2014, 18:45:48 »
01 Siamese Twins
02 The Figurehead
03 A Strange Day

The whole album is simply classic and I have no words to describe my feelings about these tracks.
Just listen...
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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2017, 15:20:12 »
Interesting brandnew (June 28, 2017) article about "Pornography":
http://www.popmatters.com/feature/the-cure-pornographic-cure-bittersweet-relief/

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Pornography, the Cure’s 1982 album, positively drips with dreariness. And yet, it wouldn’t be fair to pigeonhole it as just an exercise in eerie pathos. Otherworldly, meditatively mercurial, spiritually harrowing—these ideas encapsulate the complex compelling nature of the album because it’s so much more than just the ponderously murky, suicide-inducing effort it’s often made out to be. It clashes with nuanced contradictions; it’s at once sparse and dense, clamoring and quiet. It gives rise to the paradoxical idea of poetic cacophony. Discordance never sounded so sublime.

“Figurehead” is the centerpiece of Pornography, and the best “dark” song in The Cure’s catalogue. “Figurehead” is a baroquely morose opera whose startlingly surrealistic lyrics summon repressed guilt that gnaws like “spiders inside” and that creepily calls forth “the dust of a vision of hell”. “Figurehead” sounds like it was recorded in a dungeon before time began.
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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2017, 02:34:47 »
Voted for Short Term Effect only because of the 1982 live version (particularly the Olympia one).

As for the studio version, I can't vote for the eight songs at once. I should!  :smth011

This is one album I can't listen to by parts. Once I press "play", I always listen from start to finish.

One of the Best Rock Albums Ever, hands down.

That said, I am a Disintegration guy. But only just.

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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2018, 22:25:03 »
1. The Figurehead
2. Pornography
3. A Short Term Effect

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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2018, 01:22:49 »
1. The Hanging Garden
2. A Strange Day
3. Pornography
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Re: Best of: Pornography
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2018, 20:34:24 »
This is the 1st album of The Cure that I bought and it is one of my favorites in general. It has this cathartic effect on me.
Like everyone here I had a hard time choosing 1 song as favorite for at least 4 songs qualify, but I voted A Strange Day because for me it is about transcending despair into a blissful vastness. It describes this feeling so well....

The other 3 songs that I seriously doubted to choose as favorites are Siamese Twins, The Figurehead and Pornography.