Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987 Album by The Cure)
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  • But I think that this album is a failure from the point of view of being purely and essentially The Cure
  • It is definitely a lot weaker than the great record that followed, Disintegration
  • This record is a strange mix of songs, some of which try to be complex and difficult, but are not attractive and not interesting to listen to, and some of which sound ridiculous due to their superficial and infantile simplicity
  • Some songs on this album are boring, whereas others are stupid
  • Just Like Heaven could just be the best song on the entire record


    • by mcguard85

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      I do not like this album by the Cure, and it is probably not going to be easy to explain why, because one could find numerous reasons to like this album, one could mention various facts and features of this album which make it better and stronger than the band’s previous records. But I think that this album is a failure from the point of view of being purely and essentially The Cure. I think that this is probably the only album in the Cure discography where an attempt at selling out is evident. This is also an album that is in between for the band and a strange

      under-representation of what the band is capable of.

      It is definitely a lot weaker than the great record that followed, Disintegration. And this record also lose the color and genuine attraction of the albums that preceded it. This record is a strange mix of songs, some of which try to be complex and difficult, but are not attractive and not interesting to listen to, and some of which sound ridiculous due to their superficial and infantile simplicity.

      Some songs on this album are boring, whereas others are stupid. The only songs that I find more or less appealing on this record are Catch, How Beautiful You Are and Just

      Like Heaven. These songs are only good, from my point of view, as long as they could neatly find a place on The Top, for example.

      There is not much evolution in the sound here. Some elements were purely carried away from the previous records. It is on Disintegration that the band stepped into new territory.

      Here the music feels very stale, from my point of view. To me personally the songs The Kiss, Torture, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Snakepit are really boring. I understand that the overwhelming mood of The Cure music sometimes presupposes songs that are on the opposite side of fun, songs that create ...


      • Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987 Album by The Cure)
      an atmosphere that is slow and brooding.

      But I think that even such atmospheric dark mood songs are not meant to be dull and boring. And these songs, to me, regrettably, are. They have little to no development.

      The music progresses in a very monotonous way. Maybe if you are in a special mood, this music might sink in better, but, when you are listening to this album with a sober clear mind, they can only sound boring. I liked the song How Beautiful You Are because it is upbeat overall, even though the story in the lyrics is not very positive.

      I like the melody of this song.

      The chord progression and the guitar line remind me a little of the Disintegration song Lovesong. Catch has a very interesting sound, and a mysterious sounding melody.

      Just Like Heaven could just be the best song on the entire record. Previous The Cure albums had not so many songs, whereas this album has too way too many songs. If the wrong, the boring songs were excluded, and only the well-arranged ones remained, this could be a decent follow up to the Head at the Door, a nice album in the Cure tradition.

      But instead they have made some mistakes musically, even though managed to gain more mainstream success with the cheaper songs on this unnecessarily long album.




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