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Excellent highlights package of a varied carreer,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Cure Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
This compilation offers excellent coverage of the Cure's 23 year career and illustrates that although there are only a few genuine 'hits', there has been ample enduring quality in the bands history to make this a worthwhile venture. The standout tracks are easily apparent, ranging from the quirky alt-pop brilliance of 'Close To Me' to their biggest hit, the anthemic 'Friday I'm In Love' which sounds just as good today as it ever did. Aside from the true 'hits' we can still find real gems in the shape of the melancholic yet heartfelt lo-fi confessions of 'Love Song' and 'Pictures of You' as well as the relatively more upbeat 'Never Enough' (including Robert Smith's trademark squealing). Overall the LP strikes a good balance between the more accessible, yet utterly brilliant pop songs ('High', 'Friday I'm in Love') and the more angst driven tracks off of the less commercial LP's. This is an ideal compilation for new fans of the band and devotees alike, though those who have followed the band for a while may feel these 'Greatest Hits' represent the glossier side of an often darker overall sound.