Articles tagged the cure

28 Apr 2015 // 2:02 AM

The Soft Moon: Deeper

If the Soft Moon's techno-mope isn't exactly authentic, it's certainly genuine and most definitely consistent on Deeper.

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Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

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31 Jul 2013 // 11:06 PM

Weekend: Jinx

This deserves a hearing by newer listeners finding out about New Order, the Cure, Joy Division, or My Bloody Valentine for the first (or hundredth) time. Weekend follows in venerable footsteps. Jinx avoids whatever sophomore slump its title may suggest.

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14 Feb 2013 // 5:00 AM

The Top 10 Cure Love Songs

From mournful laments to giddy, knees-up swoons and everything in between, in observance of Valentine's Day Sound Affects runs down the choice love songs from post-punk's most capable romantics.

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11 Oct 2012 // 11:15 PM

Sing a Sad Song

If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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White Lies: iTunes Festival London 2011

Yes, this question's got a hold on me: Why does a band that relies on studio clean-up bother releasing live content that is so dull and subpar?

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20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s

PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.

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The Raveonettes: Raven in the Grave

If the Raveonettes of yore were Tarantino flick knives, bubble gum, and Ray Bans, they're now the decaying beauty and warped nightmares of David Lynch.

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Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1989 - Disintegration

By 1989, Robert Smith had grown a bit weary of his new found pop stardom and was determined to swim out of the mainstream back into what he thought were the deeper waters of the band's earlier work.

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If any band is heir to the musical path Joy Division laid out, it would be the Cure, quite possibly the second-most influential band of the post-punk era.

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Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1987 - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

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Masters of the Form: The Cure, 1985 - The Head on the Door

Some artists are more than merely great. There are some artists that for a period of years, a period that is finite, consistently produced music that, it can be argued, far exceeded the work of their peers. For that brief period of time they were definitely Masters of the Form.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: “Lovesong” - The Cure

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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The Cure were on Last Call with Carson Daly way back on Dec. 12 playing “The Only One”, but last Friday another song from that performance

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23 Jan 2009 // 2:00 AM

How many times have you heard a b-side of one of your favorite bands and thought “WHY wasn’t this on the album?” It is

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27 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Cure: 4:13 Dream

The danger of so openly courting nostalgia like this is that a new entry into old canon is simply never going to live up to the standard that those who've come to live with said canon have built for it.

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20 May 2008 // 5:51 AM

Scarlett Johansson Falling Down [Video] [Listening Party] Coldplay Violet Hill [Video] The Presets This Boys in Love [MP3]       Langhorne Slim

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1 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Cure [2007 Rewind]

PopMatters' Nick Gunn joins a mere 150 others for a semi-secret set that sees the Cure stretch their soundcheck into an intimate, hour-long experience.

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5 Sep 2007 // 12:42 AM

The Cure

PopMatters' Nick Gunn joins a mere 150 others for a semi-secret set that sees the Cure stretch their soundcheck into an intimate, hour-long experience.

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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