Here it is... the BEST Cure album.
)(aqri | AZ | 09/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"^This^ coming from a person who's enjoyed Bloodflowers, Wish and Disintergration. I own seven or eight Cure albums but this is the only one I find myself constantly listening to. This might sound blasphemous to dedicated Cure fans but I find Robert Smith's voice intolerable at times; but on this entire album he and the entire band sound their absolute best. In my opinion the majority of their best songs, up until this was recorded, are found here. Let me emphasize though that this is not your average Cure album, it extends most of the songs moreso than remixing them and it focuses more on the instrumentals than the vocals. -Hence my personal reason for liking this Cure album more than any other. This cd, dare I say, would probably be in my top 10 or 15 favorite albums -between clashing genres in albums such as Static X's Wisconsin Death Trip and Radiohead's OK Computer or Korn's Follow the Leader and The Smashing Pumpkin's Siamese Dream, Deftones' Around the Fur and Marilyn Manson's Holywood... Crazy right -coming from a person who would consider all those other cd's for top spots in his top 10 or 15 favorite albums? ...No not really, not after you've listened to this."
Frothy energy and clarity
loce_the_wizard | Lilburn, GA USA | 12/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just listened to "Mixed Up" by the Cure again, and I was reminded of why I keep coming back to this amalgam of early Cure songs: it's the frothy energy and clarity that permeates these remixed, stretched, and revised tracks. It's hard to listen to these tracks without driving a bit faster, swaying in your office chair, or surreptitiously playing front man to a phantom band."