Three Imaginary Boys, 1979 Album by The Cure
  • It is probably not very often to encounter for a band like the Cure to be criticized, or even to not be praised, but I think that some of their albums are not very good, and this one, their 1979 debut Three Imaginary Boys is such a record
  • I know that many bands in Britain, round about that time, in late 1970s and early 1980s sounded in a very similar way to this record
  • They are not very interesting, not very colorful, they do not sound properly developed, but are just dropped there one by one
  • Only some of the songs on this record have the kind of mood that I like



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      It is probably not very often to encounter for a band like the Cure to be criticized, or even to not be praised, but I think that some of their albums are not very good, and this one, their 1979 debut Three Imaginary Boys is such a record. I think that the Cure still do not have their sound on this record. The sound is very generic, not very special. I know that many bands in Britain, round about that time, in late 1970s and early 1980s sounded in a very similar way to this record. They do not have

      their signature sound here.

      And I also think that Robert Smith did sing in a very good way here. His voice does not sound very strong. He sounds a bit immature, and not very convincing. His talent is not immediately obvious on this record.

      He is going to have more personality on Seventeen Seconds. I think that the songs on this album are kind of cheap and light. They are not very interesting, not very colorful, they do not sound properly developed, but are just dropped there one by one. They are easy sing-along kinds of tracks.

      They sound catchy,

      but are not interesting to enjoy for several times. It sounds like they were not trying very hard to write these songs and did not give them much thought. Only some of the songs on this record have the kind of mood that I like. I think that the songs Accuracy, Subway Song, It’s Not You are very interesting in their mood.

      They express some youth, excitement about the world, some emotional and heavy moments. Many of the other songs are not that emotionally rich and seem to be pointless and random melodically as well. Foxy Lady is a cover ...


      • Three Imaginary Boys, 1979 Album by The Cure
      of the famous song by Jimi Hendrix, and I think that this is a very bad cover. It is not serious at all, it sounds like it was a joke as opposed to a serious cover.

      I read somewhere that this song was not to be included. Grinding Halt is a song that sounds and feels very messy and chaotic, and it does not sound pleasant to me at all. Another Day and Object are songs that do not feel very memorable or special. They are rather blank.

      So What sounds too unnatural and pushed, and it does not achieve

      anything with that. The means do not justify the ends here. Of course, the album did what a debut album should probably do, it made the band famous. And for that purpose this album might be well suited.

      The songs are rather simple and catchy. The album is easy to go through. You just put it on, and its over very quickly and you don’t get tired. And most of the songs you will memorize after hearing it one or two times.

      But, on this album the Cure have not shown their might, and they had a lot of progress to make from that point in time.


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