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Started by dsanchez, October 24, 2010, 21:18:46
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Quote from: dsanchez on October 24, 2010, 21:18:46Interesting article where the author analyze different aspects of each band (better debut album, better videos, better covers done by other bands, etc.) and explain why he compared them:Why They Deserve to Be Compared: Like the first Vs. article I wrote for this site, U2 vs. R.E.M., the Cure and Depeche Mode were two of the only alternative rock bands of the '80s to actually achieve mainstream success, and like those two bands, their career paths are eerily similar--both started out as underground successes (at least in the US) that got more and more successful as the '80s went on, culminating with both bands' most acclaimed and popular album at the turn of the decadeThe Cure wins to Depeche in categories such as Better Album Debut and Better Classic, Universally-Beloved Single (Just Like heaven). Worth reading!http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/vs/depeche-mode-vs-the-cure.htm
Quote[...] Anyway, the victor here is Depeche Mode, basically for the same reason as the last category--the Cure have covered Depeche Mode (a half-hearted run through of "World in My Eyes" from For the Masses), and Depeche Mode have not, as far as I can tell, ever covered the Cure. For all we know (or more importantly--for all the Cure know), Depeche Mode don't even like the Cure. And that's what I call leverage. [...]
Quote from: piggymirror on July 04, 2016, 06:35:45(...) but you just can't say they were influential in electronic music because that's simply not true.