Japanese whispers (1983) [VINYL]
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For The Cure, it is a contemporary album since most of the tracks were computerized, which isn't really my sort of thing, but Robert Smith & Lol Tolhurts seemed to pull it off quite well in songs like 'The Walk', which introduces their quirky stuff.
It then goes on to jazzy themed songs like 'Speak My Language' which to me sounds like a song from The Doors with their robust piano playing, although, Smith's vocals are still as unique as ever.
It is sometimes hard to tell what the lyrics mean, some come out quite derranged, and fun as he shouts 'LIKE A JAPANESE BABY', his metaphors remain cryptic and arguable at describing. But it is easy to listen to with a variety of different types of songs, for a short album, it isn't bad at all if you're mad about the 80's at 17.
Containing the fantastic Let's Go To Bed, the mesmerising The Walk and the haunting La Ment, the other five tracks are equally good.
This was where The Cure ditched the Gothic Angst and began to re-invent themselves as one of the greatest live stadium bands in the world.
A definite five star compilation.
Very Highly Recommended.
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This is my favourite Cure album of the lot, perhaps a surprising choice given the depth of their back catalogue but this compilation leaves you aching for more. Read morePublished 19 months ago by D J F
Had it on vinyl, needed it on CD, takes me back to my bedroom when I was 15 years oldPublished on 4 Mar. 2013 by Mrs. S. L. Rowland