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Really a perfect boy!,
This review is from: The Perfect Boy (Mix 13) (Audio CD)
Well, finally I was able to hear this single and I can say that the A-side, The Perfect Boy, is brilliant, as always. The Cure did amazing job with the arragements and the lyrics are lovely. Robert Smith is the only person in the whole world who can express all kinds of emotions using simple (not so simple really)words... Astonishing!
So why did I give this release 4 stars out of five? Maybe it's a blasphemy, but I prefer SWID as single, its b-side, Down Under, is brilliant, innovative and breathtaking song while Without You is rather dissapointing, average track. The music is fine (though there's nothing special about it), but it's the vocal melody that ruined this song for me - I LOVE Robert Smith's voice, it's unique and beautiful and all that but this time something went wrong...very wrong (the wails at the beginning of each verse sound truly awful) =(
So, and believe me - I'm VERY SORRY to say it - for me the Perfect Boy is the weakest single of the whole bunch, still good but not great....