WILD MOOD SWINGS

Started by Carnage Visor, July 27, 2007, 01:18:34

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Carnage Visor

I know I'll get panned for this majorly, but does anyone else feel like this is one of their worst albums? I've listened to some songs off this album on Pandora radio, and I have to say that I found them lame by Cure standards.

I understand they were trying to distance themselves from the moody gothic feel of their previous work, but COME ON! The songs are just too...silly, and too happy for me to consider them *TRUE* Cure songs. They lost all that made them "The Cure" (except the band members)

Oh boy, I feel horrible for what I've said, but it's my honest opinion on the album. :(

iwannashagsimon

I admit it's not their greatest work, but, imo, it's not the worst.

lostflower4

I think a lot of people (including myself) hated Wild Mood Swings when it came out. But as I've probably said too many times already, I've come to like/accept it, for the most part.

It's probably the worst production technical-wise, and it still sounds funny to my ears â€" but I've grown to like the music itself.

Bloodflower

I adore Wild Mood Swings. Bare is one of my favourite all-time Cure tracks, which, as everyone here knows, is saying something.

(I really want to see Bare played live again; I just don't know how they'll get around not having a pianist.)
Another Curefan for The Dark Christmas album.

themurderchair

Quote from: lostflower4 on July 27, 2007, 01:49:01
I think a lot of people (including myself) hated Wild Mood Swings when it came out. But as I've probably said too many times already, I've come to like/accept it, for the most part.

It's probably the worst production technical-wise, and it still sounds funny to my ears â€" but I've grown to like the music itself.


it also took some time before i could begin to accept it a bit more
parts of it i like, but im still not really fussed on it
especially 'club america'... for whatever reason that song does not agree with me.
the very first time i saw your face i thought of a song and quickly changed the tune. the very first time i touched your skin i thought of a story and rushed to reach the end too soon.

japanesebaby

WMS: i disliked it at first, then grew to like moer than i ever imagined i would (probably because i just tried listening to it anyway), and then grow totally tired with it. that's the state i'm still.
i never listen to that album these days although i do enjoy some of the songs in live versions, though.

Quote from: themurderchair on July 27, 2007, 12:03:04
especially 'club america'... for whatever reason that song does not agree with me.


i've had the same problem. i've always especially disliked this track, both studio version and all live versions.
i think the reason is because it's maybe the most extreme example (the only one too?) among the cure songs where robert pretends to be someone else than himself - and somehow i don't buy it. in my world, he's supposed to be himself..! and somehow this pretence is also extended outside the lyrics and the way he sings it, into the music itself.
so as a result, for me it's almost like it wasn't a cure song at all... it's something distorted, somehow.
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

Carnage Visor

To me, I love it when Robert goes all out and expresses his feelings, acts rebellious, whatever. But WILD MOOD SWINGS sounds like he's trying to change the band's image...and I never wanted a change. I miss my Pornography-era CURE!

On the "GREATEST HITS" CD I always skip the last few songs on the disk, although I can actually tolerate "Wrong Number" because of its edgy rock sound.

carycameron

This is one of my favorite albums and i've liked it from the beginning.  People complains its such a happy album.  I would consider only 6 of the 14 songs as happy.
and i don't understand how it can be labelled as the "worst production technical-wise".   I think the instrumentation and vocals were mixed much better than some of their older albums.  As a result though, most of the live versions such the 13th sound horrible in comparison 

themurderchair

Quote from: japanesebaby on July 27, 2007, 12:42:46

Quote from: themurderchair on July 27, 2007, 12:03:04
especially 'club america'... for whatever reason that song does not agree with me.


i've had the same problem. i've always especially disliked this track, both studio version and all live versions.
i think the reason is because it's maybe the most extreme example (the only one too?) among the cure songs where robert pretends to be someone else than himself - and somehow i don't buy it. in my world, he's supposed to be himself..! and somehow this pretence is also extended outside the lyrics and the way he sings it, into the music itself.
so as a result, for me it's almost like it wasn't a cure song at all... it's something distorted, somehow.


agreed.
doesnt feel like him at all
lyrically, 'tigger happy intercourse' etc, and vocally... he puts on this low almost sleezy sounding slur... yeah, doesnt do it for me
the very first time i saw your face i thought of a song and quickly changed the tune. the very first time i touched your skin i thought of a story and rushed to reach the end too soon.

Secrets

The Cure replaced WMS as my least favourite album. WMS at least has 4 or 5 songs I like on the album.  I find the pop songs the least convincing, and somewhat silly.

Nicholas

I very much agree with bloodflower & carycameron's sentiments on the LP--I liked WMS just as much as any of the previous LPs and still like it today!  Actually, I'd say it was the last full LP where Robt wasn't trying to please anyone except himself.

Vocals on Club America--same as on Harold & Joe--no one likes this song much either?  No one has mentioned Jupiter Crash, lyrically and musically this is a fantastic song.

themurderchair

Quote from: Nicholas on July 28, 2007, 18:47:55
  No one has mentioned Jupiter Crash, lyrically and musically this is a fantastic song.


actually i agree with you on this one
i do quite like jupiter crash
of course the album isnt without its high points
the very first time i saw your face i thought of a song and quickly changed the tune. the very first time i touched your skin i thought of a story and rushed to reach the end too soon.

Carnage Visor

Well I guess I feel bad now :cry:...I had no idea so many of you liked it! :-D

I think CLUB AMERICA is an okay song, because I know the story behind it and why Robert was singing like that...he was imitating the "popular american sound" of the time because he heard this American rock music and said it was awful; this is his interpretation of it!

Janko

I LOVE IT
I BECAME A CURE FAN BECAUSE OF IT
SO...

:rocker
Fatter than Bob, balder than Porl, as sober as Simon, as amusing as Jason

Carnage Visor

That song....The 13th...is that from this album? Because I do not like that song at all. The only redeeming quality about it is Smith's vocals. Which I am always happy to hear.