Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Cure: The Top (1984)

Many people dismiss this record as weak or perhaps lesser Cure. But, after the band flirted with self-destruction, this foray into more pop-oriented songs probably saved the band, so I am happy that it was recorded and released. In places, it continues what they started on The Walk, with tracks like The Caterpillar. It is definitely marginally more commercial than previous records, but I think that's OK and definitely part of the transition.

Here's a live version of Give Me It from years and years later:

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