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The Cure, May 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Cure, May 26, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Cure frontman Robert Smith’s uncanny way of putting words to music, making the sum of the two something more than its parts, remains unparalleled.

The Cure – Wish (1992): On Second Thought

The Cure – Wish (1992): On Second Thought

I had trouble coming to terms with ‘Wish,’ released this week in 1992. It felt like a return to form for the Cure, but not the form I wanted.

One Track Mind: The Cure, “Hello Goodbye” from The Art of McCartney (2014)

This multi-artist tribute promises some very intriguing intersections.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2011: Live and Reissues

Live albums and reissue projects often do much to shape the broader idea we have about a musical legacy, and this year was no different — with impressive sets devoted to Ray Charles, the Beach Boys, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and the Smiths

The Cure – Bestival Live (2011)

The Cure, appearing at this year’s Bestival, offered a fibrous retrospective — tearing its textured later gothy efforts down to a nervy, straight-forward post-punk vibe that recalled the group’s breakthrough triumphs.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The new nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 elicited the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth — even amongst us.

Ben Folds – Speed Graphic (2003)

by Tom Johnson Ben Folds opened this EP (Speed Graphic refers to the camera seen on the sleeve) with the Cure’s “In Between Days.” While staying true to the Cure’s sound, he managed to inject an extra little dose of his hopeful optimism into the song: It’s just a quality of his soft, youthful voice that he always sounds optimistic,Read More