Unlike most Cure fans, I heard these extended versions before the originals. The Cure's music has here been adapted for the dancefloor without sacrificing its rock appeal in the process. The music is spacious, atmospheric and emotionally compelling, far more than just a dance rhythm added to the mix. In fact, when I compare these magnificent versions of Pictures Of You, Inbetween Days and Close To Me to the originals, they sound almost flat and one-dimensional. I am sure most Cure fans would disagree, but for me these extended mixes have an added charm and flow. The dance rhythms provide a hypnotic twist and do not in any way detract from the profundity of The Cure's music. Mixed Up is definitely my favourite Cure album.