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Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 10:35am
When I was a mopey young person—instead of the whacky, permasmiling sea otter I am now—I would have emphasized the stuff from Disintegration down. But I much prefer the poppier side of the Cure now. I'd like to put Wish at #1 just for "Friday" alone, but as an album it's not as good as the two above it.

The Head on the Door
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
Disintegration
Pornography
Faith
Seventeen Seconds
The Top
… tho I’ve heard the others at least once, I formed no impression beyond that I didn’t care.
I may have shared this story before, but I saw the Cure on their Wild Mood Swings tour and there was a group of goths sitting near us - one dude was even wearing a black cape. They did not appear happy that the band were really embracing their poppier side that night/tour. Robert Smith played the show wearing a hockey jersey. They stood for the entire show and did not move. It was kind of comical.
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WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 10:35am
When I was a mopey young person—instead of the whacky, permasmiling sea otter I am now—I would have emphasized the stuff from Disintegration down. But I much prefer the poppier side of the Cure now. I'd like to put Wish at #1 just for "Friday" alone, but as an album it's not as good as the two above it.

The Head on the Door
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
Disintegration
Pornography
Faith
Seventeen Seconds
The Top
… tho I’ve heard the others at least once, I formed no impression beyond that I didn’t care.
I may have shared this story before, but I saw the Cure on their Wild Mood Swings tour and there was a group of goths sitting near us - one dude was even wearing a black cape. They did not appear happy that the band were really embracing their poppier side that night/tour. Robert Smith played the show wearing a hockey jersey. They stood for the entire show and did not move. It was kind of comical.
:lol: "You've changed, Bob! It used to be about the shared misery!"
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WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 10:35am
When I was a mopey young person—instead of the whacky, permasmiling sea otter I am now—I would have emphasized the stuff from Disintegration down. But I much prefer the poppier side of the Cure now. I'd like to put Wish at #1 just for "Friday" alone, but as an album it's not as good as the two above it.

The Head on the Door
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
Disintegration
Pornography
Faith
Seventeen Seconds
The Top
… tho I’ve heard the others at least once, I formed no impression beyond that I didn’t care.
I may have shared this story before, but I saw the Cure on their Wild Mood Swings tour and there was a group of goths sitting near us - one dude was even wearing a black cape. They did not appear happy that the band were really embracing their poppier side that night/tour. Robert Smith played the show wearing a hockey jersey. They stood for the entire show and did not move. It was kind of comical.
So they had never heard Head on the Door or the Japanese Whispers EP. People that ignorant deserve what they get. In any case:

The Head on the Door
Faith
The Top
Disintegration
Pornography
Seventeen Seconds
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
WMS
Bloodflowers
ST
4:13
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This Nation's Saving Grace
The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall
Your Future Our Clutter
Imperial Wax Solvent
Hex Enduction Hour
Slates
The Unutterable
Fall Heads Roll
Bend Sinister
The Real New Fall LP
Perverted By Language
Levitate
Extricate
The Light User Syndrome
The Marshall Suite
Grotesque
I Am Kurious Oranj
Middle Class Revolt
The Infotainment Scan
Code:Selfish
Shift-Work
Room To Live
The Frenz Experiment
Reformation Post TLC
Dragnet
Live At The Witch Trials


I am missing Just a couple that i dont know Well enough to Rank them. Not including the half assed live/Studio hybrids even thought the twenty seven points is a regular feature in my car as it has one of my top 5 Fall songs on it
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Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 1:51pm
WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 12:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 10:35am
When I was a mopey young person—instead of the whacky, permasmiling sea otter I am now—I would have emphasized the stuff from Disintegration down. But I much prefer the poppier side of the Cure now. I'd like to put Wish at #1 just for "Friday" alone, but as an album it's not as good as the two above it.

The Head on the Door
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
Disintegration
Pornography
Faith
Seventeen Seconds
The Top
… tho I’ve heard the others at least once, I formed no impression beyond that I didn’t care.
I may have shared this story before, but I saw the Cure on their Wild Mood Swings tour and there was a group of goths sitting near us - one dude was even wearing a black cape. They did not appear happy that the band were really embracing their poppier side that night/tour. Robert Smith played the show wearing a hockey jersey. They stood for the entire show and did not move. It was kind of comical.
So they had never heard Head on the Door or the Japanese Whispers EP. People that ignorant deserve what they get. In any case:

The Head on the Door
Faith
The Top
Disintegration
Pornography
Seventeen Seconds
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Wish
Three Imaginary Boys
WMS
Bloodflowers
ST
4:13
I've never gotten into Bloodflowers, though I all too often see it ranked high on lists. Too long, too boring.
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WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:20pm
I've never gotten into Bloodflowers, though I all too often see it ranked high on lists. Too long, too boring.
That's when I hopped off the train. At various points I heard the later records, but interests of the band just didn't connect with me anymore.
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WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:20pm

I've never gotten into Bloodflowers, though I all too often see it ranked high on lists. Too long, too boring.
"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:57pm
WestwayKid wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:20pm

I've never gotten into Bloodflowers, though I all too often see it ranked high on lists. Too long, too boring.
"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:06pm
matedog wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:57pm

"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
You're both wrong.

Bloodflowers, though, suffers by its genesis of trying to create a trilogy out of it, Porno, and Disintegration. You have to let these things happen naturally.
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Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:06pm
matedog wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:57pm

"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
You're both wrong.
Except for the part where we're right.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:46pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:06pm
matedog wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:57pm

"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
You're both wrong.
Except for the part where we're right.
Aha, but you see, that's where you're wrong.
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Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:46pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:06pm
matedog wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 4:57pm

"Too long, too boring" is how I describe Disintegration.
You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
You're both wrong.
Except for the part where we're right.
Aha, but you see, that's where you're wrong.
So we're right about everything else then. On behalf of Hoy, I accept your apology. We'll discuss compensation at a future date.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:13pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:46pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:32pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:06pm


You're probably more intense than I am on this point, but I don't really disagree.
You're both wrong.
Except for the part where we're right.
Aha, but you see, that's where you're wrong.
So we're right about everything else then. On behalf of Hoy, I accept your apology. We'll discuss compensation at a future date.
You and HOY?
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Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:44pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:13pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 6:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:46pm
Kory wrote:
07 Oct 2022, 5:32pm


You're both wrong.
Except for the part where we're right.
Aha, but you see, that's where you're wrong.
So we're right about everything else then. On behalf of Hoy, I accept your apology. We'll discuss compensation at a future date.
You and HOY?
Well, you can compensate me more, if you wish. He'll just waste his share on Carlie Rae Jepsen crap, so I'm not too concerned.
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Purely because I've been on a Lou Reed solo kick this past while and, all in all, it's been a pretty decent ride (sally ride)!

New York
New Sensations
Magic and Loss
Coney Island Baby
Berlin
Transformer
Street Hassle
The Blue Mask
Lou Reed
Songs for Drella
Legendary Hearts
Ecstasy
Rock and Roll Heart
Set the Twilight Reeling
Mistrial
Lulu
Growing up in Public
(Metal Machine Music; Hudson River Wind Meditation; The Bells; The Raven - couldn't get into any of these so unranked)

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