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Catch yourself on ...
on 2 August 2002
... as they say in Ireland. By which I mean, if you find yourself liking 'Faith' you need to give yourself a swift kick up the backside. I used to think this was The Cure's best album, but now that I don't particularly like them any more I can see it's by far their worst -- the kind of whining, wallowing, humourless, self-pitying c**p that gets them and their fans a bad name. It's got all the angst of 'Pornography' and 'Disintegration' but with neither the hallucinatory terror of the former or the psychological insight of the latter. And none of the wry wit that made some of their other releases bearable.
Incidentally, anyone who thinks this is a Gothic album is sorely mistaken. Try The Sisters of Mercy's 'First And Last And Always' or Coil's 'Horse Rotorvator' and you'll realise how fatuous and pallid 'Faith' is in comparison with these vibrant, bacchanalian, darkly romantic masterpieces.