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What's the best CURE sound?

The 17 seconds/faith/pornography era
20 (25.3%)
The Top era
3 (3.8%)
The Head on the Door era (1985/1986)
4 (5.1%)
The Kiss me Kiss me Kiss me era (1987)
6 (7.6%)
The Disintegration era
24 (30.4%)
The Wish era
16 (20.3%)
The WMS era
1 (1.3%)
The Bloodflowers era
4 (5.1%)
The Cure 2005
1 (1.3%)
After 4:13
0 (0%)

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Offline revolt

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2008, 12:24:28 »
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because for instance: the soundscapes on the 'disintegration' album are certainly among the best there ever was, i can't say the same about the prayer tour live sound: the more i listen to the '89 live shows the more i am displeased with it, it's just lacking something. for instance,  it's lacking porl. the live sound was mixed weirdly and a lot of times you can't really hear him much at all.
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I think much of the time Porl is playing that melodic guitar / melodic bass sound, maybe that´s why you feel like can't hear him?

not exactly. regardless of what he's playing i just think that he was too low in the mix then. of course there are songs where he's not even supposed to be prominent, like i suppose quite a lot of 'disintegration' stuff can be like that. so that's fine, i don't need to hear him all the time. but it's not the same on some older songs and sometimes the overall sound is just lacking guitars. just my opinion.

Well, you could be right, I'm not exactly familiar with Prayer Tour bootlegs. I only know 'Entreat' and, well, I attended one Prayer Tour show back in 1989. In both cases I never noticed a "lack of Porl", but then, it's been a long time...


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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2014, 19:03:16 »
I love some specific electric guitar sounds (echo, feedback) which can create, if necessary, a
gruesome, gloomy atmosphere and The Cure achieved this perfectly in the first half of the eighties.
Of course, you must handle these sounds carefully and the group master this craftsmanship to date.
A "noisy" or silent audience is also a key factor.

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2014, 15:32:44 »
What I've liked about The Cure over the years was the fact that they'd changed their sound from time to time!

There were the "pop" songs like "BDC" and "Lovecats", but also the darker sounds of "Faith" album, the diversity of KM KM KM and so on...

Can't really tell there is one sound I prefer over others.
"The Same Deep Water As You" is brilliant "soundwise" (wouldn't want them to always sound like this though!)...
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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2015, 00:27:55 »
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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2015, 11:28:29 »
Pretty much the whole 80's and early 90's kicked ass for them. My favorites are KMKMKM which showed a big whole variety and Pornography which I love more for the structure of the songs. It's always been interesting having songs like A Strange Day where the guitar is so sparse but powerful. It's like the songs are bass and drums, and then a guitar riff comes out of nowhere. Pornography is a very cool album

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2015, 02:10:47 »
I voted for their early stuff. It's what defines them for me; doom, gloom and all that nice stuff. :twisted:

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2015, 14:21:48 »
I voted for their early stuff. It's what defines them for me; doom, gloom ...

Well, their earliest sound was on "3 Imaginary Boys", not too gloomy for my ears.  ;)
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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2015, 05:13:02 »
I voted for their early stuff. It's what defines them for me; doom, gloom ...

Well, their earliest sound was on "3 Imaginary Boys", not too gloomy for my ears.  ;)
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Haha yeah I meant Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornography. Thanks!

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2015, 08:50:36 »
''sound''?? i have to go with 'kiss me'.  i always felt 'the top' was the beginning or birth of the real/modern cure sound and where i draw the line between new/old cure.  although i LOVE 'wish' and consider it to be the last REAL ''cure cd'' that is super solid with amazing b-sides..... it was a bit too distortion laden (mixed as a wall of sound) to give it the top spot.  i dont love the newer cds as a whole like i used to, but on the flip side i think Robert's voice is better than ever and not just the pitch but HOW he sings now.  his collaborations especially have blown me away.  i cant wait for the new one in just a few days!!  as for Kiss Me - the sound quality and mix of it, # of songs, the variety, Simon's bass has that prominent crushing quality to it, lots of keyboards and other non-traditional instruments, Boris' drums have power AND finesse and seem more creative than ever, and those b-sides!!!  it just has has a lot of 'bang for the buck' when comparing cds.  it is interesting how all cure cds ''sound like the cure'', yet each one sounds and feels so different from each other.

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Re: What was the best Cure SOUND?
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2016, 17:55:44 »
Hard to choose. But I know every time I put on Disintegration, it feels massive and immersive, and that's one of the reasons I love it so much. But I'm also pretty into the 17/Faith/Porno years. And Head. So, most years I guess.  :smth023


 

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