|Album Reviews: November 2008|
The Cure - 4:13 Dream (Geffen) 27/10/2008
would have thought that The Cure would actually become a "dinosaur
band"? I remember years ago when we gave Status Quo grief for being
around for even fifteen years. That Smith's outfit have been around
for twice that amount of time - albeit in various different line ups
- actually garners praise rather than ridicule, but then I guess they've
consistently put out high quality albums rather than releasing cheesy
covers and glory boy songs with successful football teams. Of course,
"4:13 Dream" sounds umistakeably like The Cure we've always
known and loved, opening track "Underneath The Stars" being
a hark back to the early eighties whilst "The Only One" holds
more of the pop factor we witnessed in "Friday I'm In Love".
The man might be pushing fifty, but his vocal and songwriting prowess
are in fine fettle. On this form, long may it continue.
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