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A bit like Prince. No, really!,
This review is from: The Top (Audio CD)
For my money the Cure have always been an eclectic bunch of popsters. This album is a fine case in point.
Way back in the 80's (when eclecticism was acceptable) I played this record to a friend, who promptly said that the album was all-over the place stylistically. From that point the pathway to Minniappolis' favourite is clearly defined.
As a record, "The Top" has, from the day of purchase, held a special place in my heart. It shifts from references of Polar Bears (my most favourite animal), to dogs, cats, pigs and rather wild party antics. The eponymous closing track, 'Piggy in the mirror', 'Shake dog, shake' and 'Give me it' remain favourites over twenty years later.
This isn't the Cure at their best (hence only three stars) but it does provide a very valuable link between "Pornography" and "Head on the door". If you're new to the Cure buy the recordings either side of "The Top" (I exclude "Japanese whispers" purposefully) first but please, do buy "The Top", especially if you like Prince.