Post by nausearockpig on Mar 26, 2021 12:49:31 GMT 1
Hahahah I love that sub-title, excellent work!!!!!!!
I love this collection of singles, except The Lovecats. I really do not like that song.
Is it an album? I don't care, I bought the CD in my youth, so even though the album cover said "THE CURE SINGLES NOV 82 NOV 83" to me, it still was an album. I spun that disc so many times, I never thought to consider whether it was an album proper or a compilation album.
It's a singles collection but not in the same way that Beach is. Beach spans many years, JW spans 12 months' worth of singles. November 1982 to October 1983 (my source is Wikipedia for The Lovecats release date), not really the same thing as Beach now is it?
The songs don't have a similar theme other than they're all "pop" songs extremely different to the albums that sandwich them, but it's not like all the other The Cure albums are concept albums. Look at Wish, that's all over the shop when it comes to styles and tempos and lyrics and lengths and blah blah blah.
What say you?
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2021 12:50:59 GMT 1 by nausearockpig: It IS too beautiful!
It's well known that I regard it as an album. It might be a singles collection, but that doesn't matter to me. It's an anomaly really & to exclude it from a list of albums would automatically exclude a pivotal 12 month period of The Cure's output. Excluding SOAB, Galore, & GH doesn't really present the same issue (with the exception of Wrong Number, & Just Say Yes ((the latter being a completely stellar single)) as the tracks on them can be found on other albums. That is, as long as you consider the deluxe content valid in this context. That's not the case with JW in terms of the B sides.