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Best of: The Cure

Started by KingOfSomeIsland, May 25, 2008, 00:52:41

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Best song on this album?

Lost
4 (10%)
Labyrinth
4 (10%)
Before Three
1 (2.5%)
Truth Goodness and Beauty
2 (5%)
The End of the World
3 (7.5%)
Anniversary
7 (17.5%)
Us Or Them
1 (2.5%)
Fake
1 (2.5%)
alt,end
3 (7.5%)
(I Don't Know What's Going) On,,,
0 (0%)
Taking Off
3 (7.5%)
Never
0 (0%)
The Promise
7 (17.5%)
Going Nowhere
4 (10%)

Total Members Voted: 40

KingOfSomeIsland

Well weve put this off for long enough, Best song off the Cure's latest album "The Cure" :roll:

My favorite is The Promise since its just so strong and emotional. My second favourite is probably Going Nowhere, even if (or maybe because of) it's just a rehash of Homesick.

mint car

...sleep sweet child the moon will change your mind...

Poe

Quote from: KingOfSomeIsland on May 25, 2008, 00:52:41My second favourite is probably Going Nowhere, even if (or maybe because of) it's just a rehash of Homesick.


...Come again? They're not that alike are they, be fair now. Anyway, it's my favorite off this album, yep. Perhaps cause it's more of an "easy listening" track than most of the others. This album is slowly growing on me, by the way, but I don't think I'll ever fully embrace it...something went wrong. For example, I kind of like the b-side This Morning, but the arrangement just sounds so off. What happened there? Ross Robinson happened, perhaps... :smth016

The End of the World sounds much better live, by the way, doesn't it?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dqjn_pxsx8
(Stockholm, 2008)
Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away...

japanesebaby

Quote from: Poe on May 25, 2008, 17:46:49
Quote from: KingOfSomeIsland on May 25, 2008, 00:52:41My second favourite is probably Going Nowhere, even if (or maybe because of) it's just a rehash of Homesick.


...Come again? They're not that alike are they, be fair now.


i also think they are a bit overly similar. it's not the same as to say 'going nowhere' is a bad song. but it's simply something that is pretty obvious, the similarity.
i've always thought it's kind of ironic that that people don't mention 'homesick' too often as their favorite but pretty often do name 'going nowhere'. my personal thoery is that 'homesick' doesn't get picked by many simply because there are so many really good songs on 'disintegration', but in the context of 'the cure' album 'going nowhere' is among the best so it does get named. even if 'homesick' actually was the better song of the two. to me 'homesick' is a finished, well-outlined song and 'going nowhere' is a rough cut (i try not to use the word 'left-over' because it sounds negative) from the same basic idea.   
just my opinion though.

(oh, must be too many words again - pardon me).

Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

Poe

Quote from: japanesebaby on May 25, 2008, 18:10:35
it's simply something that is pretty obvious, the similarity.


Sure there's a similarity in the way Rob sings, the pace of the two songs, and the sort of soft sound they both have, but melody-wise, in the most important sense, they're not THAT similar, in my view. They're different enough to be two independent songs rather than one being a "rehash" of the other. Oh well.

And I would only say Going Nowhere is my favorite when it comes to comparing it with the other songs on the album, yes, not otherwise.
Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away...

japanesebaby

Quote from: Poe on May 25, 2008, 18:30:19
but melody-wise, in the most important sense,


but the most important aspect is actually not the melody but the chords and the bassline on which the chords are founded on. not only here but also in general.
so the fact that the melodies are somewhat different is not enough to make them as "two entirely different, individual songs". melody is... just melody, whatever the style of music was.
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine

Poe

I guess I have a more superficial way of listening to songs then, hmpf!  ;) Anyway, I can see how the chords and bassline make up the foundation of a song rather than the melody, yes. Touché...

By the way, they're not working with Ross Robinson on this new album as well, are they? Don't know anything on the current co-producer front...I'll go look it up...
Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away...

revolt

Alright, then.

For me there are only 4 songs in "The Cure" that really deserve their place in the Cure catalogue: "Lost", "Labyrinth", "Anniversary" and "The Promise". The rest of the album is pretty much listenable but also forgettable. With the exception of "Never", which should have never really been recorded, let alone released.

And of those 4, my preference goes to "Lost". I think it's the best Cure song of the post-"Disintegration" period, together with "End". It´s dark and powerful in a "Pornography" kind of way, and at the same time it sounds different from the songs on that album.
Actually, the opening sequence "Lost"/"Labyrinth" is clearly the most intense they have done since "Disintegration". It´s a shame that what follows is such a letdown...

disintegration

Datemi un cielo per caderci dentro!
SOLO LA TERNANA!
http://www.ternanashirts.it/
LADY, la luce nel mio buio!

billee

Anniversary for me.  Very poignant words for me
The other one feeds on my hesitation
Grows inside of my trepidaton
Buries his claws in my dislocation
I whisper your name to lose control

Hero


andoocure

"Truth Goodness and Beauty"!!! I finally got the album on vinyl, and had not heard this song...oh wow it is by far my favorite!
I want to keep this feeling
Deep inside of me
I want you always in my heart
You are everything

sues777

Labyrinth.  Love the guitar sound...For me, it perfectly portrays that sense I sometimes get of "something" not being right - you know you don't feel "right" but can't put your finger on exactly what's wrong....

Closely followed by Lost and The Promise...

The further we go, and older we grow, the more we know the less we show

tigermilk

I voted for 'Labyrinth'.  :smth023

I ordered the 'Taking Off' Single last week, I'm looking forward to finally hearing a couple of those infamous B-Sides.

janettecured

I was so proud of my son (Xavier) who was about 2 at the time of the albums release.

His constant insistance on me playing "I can't find myself" pleased me ever so much. :)

What great taste he does have!

Janette