Even if you have to put up with the weaker tracks ("High", "Wendy Time", "A Letter To Elise") this is doubtless one of the most breathtakingly magical Cure albums, comfortably ranking alongside "Disintegration" for sheer consistency and genius. It covers every Cure mood, from the brilliant spangled pop of "Friday I'm In Love", through the deranged intensity of "From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea", the childish romanticism of "Apart" and the helplessness of "To Wish Impossible Things", to the desperate, self-flagellation of "Cut". Strip out the lush production and you still have some of the most superbly-crafted songs The Cure ever wrote.
The hysteria that followed the band around on the Wish Tour is something I couldn't quite understand at the time, but having rediscovered this album recently I can see exactly why it was so. Maybe you had to be there at the time but this hits all the right buttons and is still utterly fabulous.