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Hypnagogic States [Single, EP, Maxi]

The Cure Audio CD
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Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often ... Read more in Amazon's The Cure Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, EP, Maxi
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. The Only One (Remix 4 by 30 Seconds To Mars) 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Freakshow (Wolves At The Gate Remix by Jade Puget (AFI)) 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sleep When I'm Dead (Remix 4 by Gerard Way (MCR) and Julien-K) 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Perfect Boy (Remix 4 by Patrick Stump / Pete Wentz (FOB)) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Exploding Head Syndrome (4 Single Remix by 65 Days of Static)21:26Album Only

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THE CURE Hypnagogic States (2008 Mexican issue 5-track CD EP released on Geffen featuring remixes by Gerard Way & Julien-K of My Chemical Romance Pete Wentz & Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy Jade Puget of AFI 30 Seconds To Mars and 65 Days Of Static who supported The Cure on their World Tour ending the EP with an exclusively remixed medley of the four previous tracks. Still factory sealed with picture sleeve.)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Trouser wettlingly good 17 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply the best record I've heard this year.
And there have been some quite good ones this year but this is in a different league.
Be warned the album will sound pretty flat after listening to these mixes.
Can't pick a favourite, all equally excellent.
Have fallen in love with the Cure again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not exactly "the cure" stuff 13 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
4 songs by the cure "4:13 Dream" album remixed... interesting singles remixes, however. Are you a fan of the cure MIXED UP? ... Seriously you could buy this cd... are you a collector of the cure? (like me)... obviously you could by this... are you a new listener to the cure? change your mind and by another cd....
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4.0 out of 5 stars club cure? 22 May 2011
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For old timers of the cure or those who do not agree with mixing indie and club music together this may not appeal to you but really you must move on a bit. These tracks have been spiced up and do sound quite good and if you really want to say that its too clubby well perhaps only freakshow falls under that label and saying that Smith sounds really good singing along to the clubby version. The last track is a 21 minute mix of all the other tracks and is not too bad. All tracks have been reworked to liven them up a bit and do not move too far away from the album so does still have that cure feeling about them. Supprisingly not too bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected from the band as I had ... 22 Sep 2014
Format:Audio CD
Not what I expected from the band as I had not heard any of this material before. I was pleasantly surprised. I highly reccomend this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hypnagogic States 16 Sep 2008
By Andrew Vice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Hypnagogic States EP is an unnecessary and unwanted stop-gap measure placed between the end of the Cure's single series and the delayed release of their thirteenth studio album, 4:13 Dream, which comes out October 28th. When the remixer list was announced, I knew that the EP was going to be a disappointment. Instead of opting for a group of talented and experienced remixers like Junior Boys and Hot Chip, Universal culled their lads from the most popular emo and alternative rock acts they could find, resulting in a group that sounded impressive, but was essentially inexperienced. However, not all is bad, and the EP does still manage to have some interesting moments and styles.

"The Only One" remix by Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars is actually a surprisingly good remix of the song, keeping the pop spirit of the song while adding in a lot of variation in instrumentation and style, making it a lovely ballad instead of a driving pop track. Considering that some 30 Seconds To Mars material like "The Kill" and "From Yesterday" is substantially better than the works of the other three emo/alternative remixers, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the remix turned out to be interesting and intelligent. The "Freakshow" remix by Jade Puget of AFI is a less inspired remix, but it's still fun and enjoyable. Puget takes the funky aspects of the track and expands on them, making it a frantic techno dance track. While it is less innovative than "The Only One," it does something fresh with the source material. And this is where the EP takes a turn for the worse.

The "Sleep When I'm Dead" remix by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is dull and sticks much to closely to the source material. Way adds in electronic drums and the song eventually breaks down into a slow techno track, but at the end of the day, the song is still the same dark, alternative track it was on the single. Unlike Leto and Puget, Way didn't do anything new with the track regarding it's style or impact, but at least he did something original. The same can't be said for "The Perfect Boy" remix by Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, which starts out as a really bad take on "Close To Me," one of the Cure's best and most well-known tracks. It develops into a dull, distorted rock song, effectively ignoring the original pop beauty of the track in favor of some dull emo/alt. rock.

"Exploding Head Syndrome" is a remix of all four singles by 65daysofstatic, the post-rock band that opened for the Cure on their 2008 tour. Fortunately, this remix is actually quite interesting, taking the basic workings of the source tracks and building them up extensively with the band's post-rock sound. While no single part of the track really stands out as the best part of the EP, the track as a whole is fresh and innovative, and certainly something you haven't heard before from the Cure.

In summation, the Hypnagogic States EP certainly never needed to happen, but the artists' royalties from its sale go to support the Red Cross, so at least it serves a good purpose. "The Only One" and "Exploding Head Syndrome" are both excellent remixes that do something new with the material. "Freakshow" is interesting but not particularly captivating, and "Sleep When I'm Dead" and "The Perfect Boy" are boring and do little with their source material to warrant their existence. However, you get a lot of music for your money, as this EP clocks in around 37 minutes, which is as long as many a pop LP. All in all, this is a collector's item and likely won't appeal to people other than Cure die-hard fans. Three stars for "The Only One," "Freakshow," and "Exploding Head Sydrome."
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good example of artistic impression... 18 Sep 2008
By Tyson W. Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I think that overall the remixes are all interesting, and in the end the proceeds go to a good cause. If you are a true fan, the mixes provide another twist on the fantastic journey that is "The Cure". While it is true that it isn't 100% brand new Cure material, it lends itself very well to a small addition to my 30 year Cure collection (scary!).

I recommend the purchase!
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3.0 out of 5 stars a remix by any other name 30 Oct 2008
By Brett Crosson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i've been a cure fan since 1979. to say they're my favourite band does them a dis-service.mr smith's music has esentially been the soundtrack of my life. that said...these remixes are passable. but they're cure remixes so i had to buy this disc. if you aren't a died in the wool fan you may want to give it a miss
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this remix CD ! 25 Sep 2008
By J. Berning - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love this remix CD !
I was presently surprised.
I think I like the remixes better that the origionals except the The perfect boy, I prefer the origional mix to the remix.

The 5th track, the 21 minute megamix, by 65 Days of Static is great too.
It is a unique idea to have a megamix of all 4 songs into 1 song.

To the reviewer that says track 5 was a throwaway track, I completly disagree. Anyone that saw 65 degrees of Static open up for The cure ontour this summer will be thrilled to see they did a remix of all 4 tracks. It is unique and I love it. Yea, it goes on and on and on for 21 minutes, that is the point, but it certainly is not a boring track.

A must have CD !!
5.0 out of 5 stars Cure are my favorite 24 Aug 2013
By Kelly M. Leone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i buy cure albums/ singles/ eps regardless of weather i have heard them already or not. b-sides never disappoint me, and this disc's extras was no exception.
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