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Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best 20 Re-Issues of 2010

The year's best re-issues are highlighted by a trio of rock gods in the Stones, Lennon and Bowie as well as a bona fide American jazz genius and a bevy seminal '70s and '80s British bands.


Friday, December 22 2006

Best Reissues of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 20 reissues of 2006. Stay tuned tomorrow and Thursday for ongoing genre top 10s with our coverage culminating in the year's best musical events on Friday.


Reviews

Monday, January 30 2012

The Cure: Bestival Live 2011

Despite the travesty of relabeling their 1978 song "Killing an Arab" as "Killing Another", this is a taut, tight and energetic double live set for fans who want to hear all the Cure’s major hits in one place.


Monday, October 27 2008

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.


Tuesday, January 1 2008

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.


Tuesday, September 4 2007

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.


Monday, January 15 2007

The Cure: Festival 2005 [DVD]

There are plenty of reasons to like this new live DVD from the goth stalwarts, but none of them have anything to do with the visual presentation.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 27 2014

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.


Wednesday, November 27 2013

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience: 3 November 2013 - New Orleans

Photographer Sean Issofresh was on hand for us at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans to capture some of the fest's greatest moments.


Wednesday, February 13 2013

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.


Tuesday, December 13 2011

Snubbed!: Why the Cure Deserves to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just last week--but not fellow ballot finalist the Cure. Here's why goth's flagship group deserved to join them.


Friday, June 4 2010

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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