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One of the best known Cure's albuns,
This review is from: Japanese Whispers (Audio CD)
This album is the follow up of the Cure's landemark Pornography 1982 album. Recorded in the next year, Japanese Whispers introduces some new comcepts in their music, and I think that most of the songs in this album are among the ones you imediatly recall when you think of Cure. The band creates here a sound that, far from being mainstream, will be understand both by Cure fans and mainstream ones. And this is one of the things I like about Whispers. You can put in on, and no one in the room will complain about the music. Try that with Pornography (which I think is a better album, thou) and you will have to pull from your diplomatick skills... So, if you are a casual listener of music, I think this is a very good entry in the Cure Universe. But if you understand and like the goth thing, postpone this one and get Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography albuns first. But dont forget to come to this one after.