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Encyclopedia > The Cure (album)
The Cure
The Cure cover
Studio album by The Cure
Released June 28, 2004
Recorded 2003 - 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 53:55
Label I AM/Geffen
Producer(s) Ross Robinson,
Robert Smith,
Jesse Cannon
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Join the Dots
(2004)
The Cure
(2004)

The Cure is the eponymously-titled twelfth studio album from The Cure. This album was released on June 28, 2004 internationally and a day later in the United States. Initial pressings included a bonus DVD "Making 'The Cure'", which featured video footage of The Cure recording the backing tracks and "scratch" (guide) vocals to three of the songs included on the album. Image File history File links Cure33. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Ross Robinson Ross Robinson is a music producer for acts such as Korn, Machine Head, Slipknot, Glassjaw, Sepultura, Cold, Limp Bizkit, Vanilla Ice, and others. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Jesse Cannon Jesse Cannon is a music producer/engineer/mixer and founder of Cannon Found Soundation currently based in Union City, New Jersey. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... A typical example of Pitchforks main page, as of 12-12-06 Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K, pitchy, or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Prefix logo Prefix Magazine is an online resource for daily music reviews, interviews, features and breaking news. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities is an album of The Cure, released in January 27, 2004 by his new record label Elektra / Asylum. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

Contents

Overview

This album continues the pattern of a release once every four years: Wish (1992), Wild Mood Swings (1996) and Bloodflowers (2000). Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000. ...


The album is the first Cure release on Robinson's I Am label, with whom they signed a three album deal. To promote the album, the band went on several festivals in Europe and the United States in spring 2004. The band also premiered the song "The End of the World" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. In the Summer of 2004, the band launched the Curiosa festival, where they performed shows across the United States with other bands that have been inspired by The Cure, including Mogwai, Interpol and Muse. The band then performed in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City) and then did some more festivals and TV performances in Europe to end 2004. At the end of the year, all of the main twelve songs on The Cure (including "Going Nowhere") were played live. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... Summer is one of the four seasons of the year. ... Categories: Stub ... Interpol is an American indie rock band, formed in 1998. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...


The Cure album was co-produced by Ross Robinson, who has produced Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, At the Drive-In and a fair few others. Due mainly to the producer's nu metal influence, there are songs on this album much heavier than ever before, although the classic Cure sound still shines through. Smith has described it as "Cure heavy", as opposed to "nu metal heavy". The entire album was recorded live in the studio, according to what is mentioned in the CD booklet. Ross Robinson Ross Robinson is a music producer for acts such as Korn, Machine Head, Slipknot, Glassjaw, Sepultura, Cold, Limp Bizkit, Vanilla Ice, and others. ... Korn (sometimes typeset as KoЯn or KoRn to fit their official logo) is a Grammy Award winning, influential nu metal[1] band from Bakersfield, California, and are often credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) are a band made up of nine members from Des Moines, Iowa. ... At the Drive-In was an American band from El Paso, Texas that existed from 1993 to 2001. ... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ...


Track listing

  1. "Lost" – 4:07
  2. "Labyrinth" – 5:14
  3. "Before Three" – 4:40
  4. "The End of the World" – 3:44
  5. "Anniversary" – 4:22
  6. "Us or Them" – 4:09
  7. "alt.end" – 4:30
  8. "(I Don't Know What's Going) On" – 2:57
  9. "Taking Off" – 3:19
  10. "Never" – 4:04
  11. "The Promise" – 10:21

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Extra tracks

  1. "Going Nowhere" (on all versions except the North America, after "The Promise")
  2. "Truth Goodness and Beauty" (on the UK CD, Japanese CD, and vinyl versions, in between "Before Three" and "The End of the World")
  3. "Fake" (on the Japanese CD and vinyl versions, in between "Us or Them" and "alt.end")
  4. "This Morning" (closing track on the vinyl version)

According to Robert Smith, the official track listing is the main album plus "Going Nowhere" at the end. Only the North America CD excludes the track. It and "Truth Goodness and Beauty" were never released in North America (except as a video in the DVD).


Making 'The Cure' bonus DVD tracks

  1. "Someone's Coming" (alternative version of "Truth Goodness and Beauty")
  2. "Back On" (instrumental version of "Lost")
  3. "Jason 3" (instrumental version of "Never")
  4. "The Broken Promise" (instrumental version of "The Promise")

Missing songs

  1. "A Boy I Never Knew"
  2. "Please Come Home"
  3. "Strum"

The song "A Boy I Never Knew" has been thrown around by Robert Smith as one of the most "depressing" songs he's ever made as it is supposedly about the son whom he never had.[1]


Trivia

  • Presence, the band that Lol Tolhurst played in following his departure from The Cure in the early 1990s, also released a song called "Never". (See Inside)

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Singles

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Personnel

For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Roger ODonnell (born October 29, 1955) is an Anglo-Irish musician best known for his work with bands; The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ...

Chart success

The Cure was released on June 28, 2004 and debuted at #7 in the U.S., selling 91,000 copies in its first week of release, and #8 in the UK. The album also debuted in the top 30 in Australia. Since then, the album has sold 2 million copies world wide. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Critical response

Metacritic.com has rated the Cure at a 73 meaning that the critical response has been generally positive. [2] Metacritic is an Internet website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


The album was rated as good by: The Guardian, New Musical Express, Kerrang!, Playlouder, Rolling Stone Magazine, Stylus Magazine, Tiny Mix Tapes Pitchfork, E! Online, Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a weekly magazine about popular music published in the UK. It is unlike many other popular music magazines due to its intended focus on guitar-based music and indie rock bands, instead of mainstream pop acts. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... PlayLouder PlayLouder is a digital music and media company that operates one of the most popular alternative music websites in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... This article is about the online music and film magazine. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources, so as to avoid its being considered... A typical example of Pitchforks main page, as of 12-12-06 Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K, pitchy, or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... E! (Entertainment Television) is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ...


The album was rated as average by: All Music Guide and Blender. The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ...


The Guardian described it as a "masterful performance all round". Best tracks: "The End of the World", "Going Nowhere" "Anniversary", "The Promise". Rating 4 stars out of 5 [3]


The New Musical Express described it as "startling from the first listen." (19 June 2004, page 55) is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rolling Stone rated it as four stars saying "it's the grooviest thing, it's a perfect dream." Best tracks: "Before Three", "Lost", "(I Don't Know What's Going) On [4]


E! Online rated the album as a B, stating "It's hard to imagine a set of songs that better reflects every phase the group has navigated through its turbulent career". [5]


Entertainment Weekly stated: "As with Prince on Musicology, Smith allows the Cure's current lineup to become his own tribute band". (9 July 2004, page 86) Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Musicology is an album by Prince, released on April 20, 2004, which proved to be his most successful in years, reaching the top 5 of the album charts in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Allmusic.com rated the album as three stars saying "the album is a satisfying listen and there's a certain charm in hearing a Cure thats so comfortable in its own skin, but its the type of record that sits on the shelves of diehard fans, only occasionally making its way on the stereo". Best tracks: "Lost", "Never", "The End of the World". [6]


Blender stated: "They come off more than ever like a caricature." (August 2004, page 104)


External links

The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show | Trilogy | Festival 2005
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Related bands: Malice | Easy Cure | Cult Hero | The Glove | Fools Dance | Presence | Babacar | Levinhurst

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The Cure is a British pop band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s.
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In 1979, The Cure released the album Three Imaginary Boys and embarked on an extensive period of touring, during which they performed with various other iconic bands such as Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees, leading eventually to a side-project collaboration between Smith and Banshees member Steven Severin, released under the name The Glove.
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