Boys Don't Cry Audio CD – 29 Feb 1988
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The title track is the poppiest item here, a single not included on the UK debut. The real interest lies in the inventive touches, such as the 'drip drip drip' of '10.15 Saturday Night' and the blood-curdling scream on 'Subway Song.' Frequently beaty, always cutting to the bone of human behaviour, the album also abounds with melodic hooks. This and the next two albums represent The Cure I remember most fondly.
Displaying a heavy punk influence, especially from The Clash, it seems, Boys Don't Cry is extremely impressive in its own right. The sense of melody in Fire in Cairo, my personal favourite, shines through and displays perhaps the first inkling of Robert Smith's wonderfully abstract lyrics that would first start to show up in a couple of years on their 1981 release, Faith.
But overall, I find this album difficult to fault, other than that Robert's voice seems extremely raw in comparison to their more polished releases, but some may find this a plus point, rather than a minus one. I would recommend this to someone who has already bought a couple of Cure albums and wants to find out how diverse their style has turned out to be.
A stunning punk pop masterpiece, you could say this is where New Wave began.
Only let down by the fact it doesn't contain the quite brilliant track Object that was on the British Version.
This is where it all began for Robert Smith and the gang.
Very, very highly recommended, a must buy.
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One of my top 5 Cure albums. Any true fan needs this album in their life!Published 19 months ago by kate
was well impressed with it as he had not heard it in years great Christmas present for him would recomendPublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by tmk