It is SINFUL that this album is not available in the US
J. Abarta | Simi Valley, CA | 12/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album should be held in the highest regard. It spotlights some of Robert Smith's best songwriting skills, and some of the bands most truly "wild mood swings". Lament has always been one of my favorite songs. This album should be remastered, re-packaged, and held high up on a pedastal!"
Nice, poppy yet interesting deviation from usual cure...
Bill Wikstrom | Long Island, NY | 09/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I honestly don't know how terrible it must have been to have your
gothy mascara run (from the tears) after hearing The Cure daring to deviate from their one-dimentional gloomy course before becoming a parody of themselves and release the refreshingly lighthearted, fun single "Let's Go To Bed".
I'm sure it was a bitter pill to swallow (giggle).
Don't get me wrong. Seventeen Seconds is my favorite Cure album but I think this collection of synth-heavy songs should not be dismissed just because of its' not-so-goth pop (as opposed to their familliar goth pop) status.
Sire records issued the six song The Walk EP (later they issued Japanese Whispers & The Top), which is basically the same as JW minus "Lovecats" and "Language".
I listened to that tape untill I wore it out.
Some of these songs are up there with their best material.
"The Upstairs Room" is brilliantly catchy and original.
"Just One Kiss" is chillingly perfect Cure and would not have been out of place on Disintigration (same goes for "Lament").
"Let's Go To Bed", "The Walk" and "The Dream" are all great catchy idiosyncratic pop songs.
Their "It's got to be jazz" sloganeering on the "Lovecats"
single sleeve may have been a bit of a mis-step, but proved enjoyable all the same.
As "Speak My Language" is a starting reference point for boozy Smith ramblings.
A fine little stop-gap release!"
Kurt Hungus | TX | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good import and is a great start for anyone new to The Cure,This record is definitley one of my favorites."