WILD MOOD SWINGS (aka the worst Cure album by a country mile)

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Just reading this track list pisses me off. There are some really great songs on here but they are lumped in with so much bland-to-downright-terrible bullshit that it's not even funny. I wish I could have back the months I spent trying to convince myself that "Strange Attraction" was a decent song.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
6. "Mint Car" – 3:32 8
1. "Want" – 5:06 6
7. "Jupiter Crash" – 4:15 4
4. "The 13th" – 4:08 3
5. "Strange Attraction" – 4:19 3
13. "Treasure" – 3:45 0
12. "Trap" – 3:37 0
11. "Return" – 3:28 0
10. "Numb" – 4:49 0
9. "Gone!" – 4:31 0
8. "Round & Round & Round" – 2:39 0
3. "This Is a Lie" – 4:29 0
2. "Club America" – 5:02 0
14. "Bare" – 7:57 0


Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Do Not

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

I gotta rep for "The 13th", "Trap", "Treasure" and "Bare" too. "Jupiter Crash", "Gone!" and "Round & Round & Round" are also decent enough but not strong enough to make up for the rest of this fucking thing.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm kind of a sucker for Jupiter Crash, especially the lyrics.

ledge, Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

I listened to Bare the other day. It was actually quite good, in a VERY understated, low-key, not-anywhere-near-as-sublime-as-early-Cure-low-key-closers-but-still-affecting way. I only listened to it because it surely had to justify its length somehow. Have rarely if ever gotten as far as Trap or Treasure. May rectify this.

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

"This Is a Lie" sounds good in my memory at least.

ledge, Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like the 3-against-2 polyrhythms in it but they don't really do anything with it; it just kind of sits there not bothering to become really awesome.

Half the songs on this album do this really irritating thing where they build up to a point where they're about to become really awesome... and then stop. One of the reasons I like "Trap" so much is because it doesn't sound abbreviated.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

("This Is A Lie" would have been better with a different vocal arrangement IMO.)

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

At the end of the day, this album is sunk by the 1-2 punch at the start. After that it can wibble all it likes but it's already broken every heart in the room.

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

The "Trap"/"Treasure"/"Bare" ending would have been a very good EP.

And, WTF with all of the great b-sides???? "Adonais", "Ocean", "It Used To Be Me", "Home", "A Pink Dream", "Waiting"... all better than practically every song on this album!

(also I would have been much more impressed had they put the Ultra Living remix of "Gone!" on the album than the original)

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is a great album. Voted "Mint Car", of course, but "This Is a Lie", "Strange Attraction" and "Gone!" are also fantastic songs. One of the best Cure albums ever, and by far their most underrated!

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is the one album where the ppl who are all "The Cure ceased to exist after 1989" are actually correct.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

pooollll blooooodflooooweerrrrssss

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd do a "worst song on Bloodflowers" poll just so I could campaign for "Where The Birds Always Sing".

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think I've only ever listened to this album once, and it was when it came out (so... 14 years ago?). I don't feel comfortable participating in this poll, but I remember it sucking pretty uniformly.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

:D and I'd vote for that pesky opening track just because. Out of SPITE. xp

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember having a bad hunch about this album so I don't think I actually listened to it until...like 1999 or so. Probably for the best.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love how Club America sounds like it might be another accomplished guitar-heavy rave-up for about 45 seconds, then a not-terrible song for 2 and a half minutes, and then there's that middle-eight to crush all hope...the tone's all wrong. Mood swings don't SUIT The Cure. They can do single moods fantastically, but only if they commit to them. Club America is a tonal mess and the rest of the album follows suit.

One idiot even called me "redcoat" because I'm (country matters), Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Debating btw "13th" and "Trap"

Gigolo Grasiento (baaderonixx), Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

The only good reason to own this album is The 13th, the last hurrah of Robert Smith as exquisite weird pop purveyor.
I sort of like even Want, but the rest of the lp basically is a wreck.

Marco Damiani, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

PRobably gonna get pelted for this, but I love Mint Car and it will be first dance at my wedding.

dog latin, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Want is good too, but I haven't heard the rest of the album.

dog latin, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Mint Car and it will be first dance at my wedding.

Grounds for divorce. (Then again I'm not marrying you so never mind.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Used to own this, and I can recall the first six songs (to varying degrees of enjoyment) and NONE of the last eight.

da croupier, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I reviewed this for my college paper! (don't remember what I gave it; not a good review)

Heric E. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Don't really get the "Mint Car" hate. it's a shameless rewrite of the last album's "hooray for love!" stuff, but there are worse things they could rewrite. stuck between "want" and "the 13th" though honestly all of them seem so inessential. If "the 13th" wins its for inspiring the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N9piZjt_k8

wish they did more with sophie muller

da croupier, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

"The sun is up, I'm so happy I could scream"

I could never get enough of that kind of songs. "Mint Car" is one of the best ever Cure songs, only beaten by "Let's Go To Bed" and "Friday I'm In Love". I LOVE HAPPY TWEE SONGS!

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

And "Wild Mood Swings" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "The Cure"

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Btw. this should have been called "This is a Poll" :)

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

No it shouldn't have.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

'want' by a very significant margin. though to be honest, i think i haven't heard a number of these songs more than once.

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 30 July 2009 16:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love this record. It's general mood is not what you expect from the Cure, but that's part of why I like it so much. Just got the 2xLP not too long ago for cheap. Not sure why there is any distaste for this record.

pipecock, Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Because it's terrible?

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

only clicked on this thread for reliable Geir lols

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

(xp)

I mean, if you want a list of the problems by song:

"Want" is good but gets chopped off right when the song becomes interesting.
"Club America" is a shambling mess of bad ideas executed poorly.
"This Is A Lie" is a nice-enough instrumental arrangement ruined by some truly atrocious vocals and lyrics.
"The 13th" is an unambiguously good song, but it's kind of a problem when you have to go past the first three songs to find something that isn't truncated, completely ill-conceived or just mangled by poor editing/execution.
"Strange Attraction" is a self-indulgent piece of poisonous horseshit.
"Mint Car" is an attempt to do wide-eyed, sweet and charming that winds up sounding plodding, trite and overwrought.
"Jupiter Crash" has some nice musical ideas in it but isn't allowed to develop into anything.
"Round & Round & Round" works well as a live jam but sound completely enervating on the album.
"Gone!" does actually work but has such a bonkers vocal on it that it's almost guaranteed to turn most people off.
"Numb" is a good song that may lie a little too far on the static side to really grab people's attention; that's probably intentional given the subject matter but it would have been more effective with cleverer lyrics.
"Return" is a frightmarish attempt to do mania that basically trips all over itself and doesn't succeed in being anything but hyper-annoying.
"Trap" is a good song that actually develops within the framework of its running time and doesn't have a wholly embarrassing vocal on it.
"Treasure" is a nice, quiet song that does capture the wistful mood of the lyrics very well.
"Bare" is one of the only songs on the album that feels like it has space to breathe due to its longer running time; it's also one of the few tracks allowed to grow organically as opposed to being smashed from one part to another or cut off right when things sound like they're going to become interesting. Unfortunately, the placid, mellow timbre of the song makes it kind of boring.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Those are all terrible reasons to dislike those tracks.

pipecock, Friday, 31 July 2009 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like Mint Car but I also don't. I voted for it and wish I hadn't.

billstevejim, Friday, 31 July 2009 05:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

(LJ, I'm betting that if you listen to the last 3 songs in isolation from the rest of the album, you will like them a hell of a lot more.)

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Friday, 31 July 2009 17:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Apologies to Robert, but it's all downhill from "Want" (an admittedly stunning opener) on this album.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 31 July 2009 17:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember having a bad hunch about this album so I don't think I actually listened to it until...like 1999 or so. Probably for the best.

― Ned Raggett,

I avoided it until at least 2003.

akm, Friday, 31 July 2009 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've never even heard this. I quit the Cure after Wish.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 31 July 2009 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

FTR this is the only post-Wish album worth avoiding, although it's better to get the Japanese edition of The Cure than the US/UK one.

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

true, but that's still a frustrating experience (as was the last record)

akm, Friday, 31 July 2009 19:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha I am on record as someone who strenuously disagrees with that so I'm not going to get into all of that again

Four-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN! (HI DERE), Friday, 31 July 2009 19:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm with akm more or less, though I understand your reasons for disagreeing and also will not get into it.

I was torn because I felt compelled to vote for the WORST song on the album to fit with the general tenor of the question.

Sean Carruthers, Saturday, 1 August 2009 02:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

agreed that this is the worst Cure album.

i was going to try and listen before voting but that didn't happen. "Treasure"

Bee OK, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 06:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

god this was awful. this was the off-the-bus point for all the huge cure fans i knew.

piscesx, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

What the hell is wrong with people

I am over wieght and I have angelical quilities (HI DERE), Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

'Return' hasn't aged well for me at all, but 'Mint Car' remains giddy fun and 'Trap' rules.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:09 (two months ago) Permalink

not a Cure fan by any stretch but the top two songs in this poll are among my favourites by them

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:38 (two months ago) Permalink

i mean, why would you hate on Mint Car?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:38 (two months ago) Permalink

"Mint Car" is an attempt to do wide-eyed, sweet and charming that winds up sounding plodding, trite and overwrought.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:41 (two months ago) Permalink

works for me

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

'Want' was on a free cassette with Select magazine back in 1996 and I remember really liking it.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

"Want" was a poor man's poor man's "Open" (yes, you read that correctly), and the same goes for "Mint Car" as a concept explored in "Doing the Unstuck." I believe these were discussed at the time of their release. I suppose new Cure fans or those unfamiliar with their work would be more likely to like them.

"The 13th" as a single seems to be the weirdest part of that album.

the sound of space, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink

"Want" is 100% a poor man's "Open" but it's decent enough as a song in its own right even though I'd always rather listen to "Open".

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

It is. They're great live, too.

the sound of space, Monday, 17 July 2017 18:01 (two months ago) Permalink

"Want" was a poor man's poor man's "Open" (yes, you read that correctly), and the same goes for "Mint Car" as a concept explored in "Doing the Unstuck." I believe these were discussed at the time of their release. I suppose new Cure fans or those unfamiliar with their work would be more likely to like them.

Mmmyeah, I disagree with this since I couldn't be any more familiar with their work and I like both 'Want' and 'Mint Car' plenty. I probably prefer 'Want' to 'Open', if I'm to be really honest.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Surely we can all agree that "Club America" is a terrible, terrible song?

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink

As a song it's not particularly great, but it has some neat ideas - I like the guitar riff for example. It's one of those tracks where there's something in it, but it still needs a lot of work.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

club america is bad clunky britpop, i really have no idea how it happened

adam, Monday, 17 July 2017 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

I would argue that the "something" it has is a unique combination of "nonsense" and "horseshit"

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

No, the "nonsense" and the "bullshit" is what prevents the "something" that it has from reaching its full potential.

club america is bad clunky britpop, i really have no idea how it happened

― adam, Monday, July 17, 2017 6:10 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hmm, I don't know about britpop, but it was the mid '90s...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

'Want' is a revisiting of 'Never Enough' and RS has gone on to admit as much.

I personally have a very soft spot for 'Gone!' which is one of the band's oddest singles. Obviously an attempt at rehashing the "quote en quote jazz" feeling of 'The Lovecats' but with a bit of mixing in the uplifting spirit of 'Doing the Unstuck' in place of 'The Lovecats' overt silliness.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd still agree that this is their worst album, though - even taking into consideration the tracks that I like on it. The Cure and 4:13 Dream have some great tracks on 'em that sadly get overlooked because they're in "past their prime" territory.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I fell in love with "Gone!" after a while; it's one of the few experiments on the album that cohered into something I enjoyed. Also, the Ultraliving remix is fantastic.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

i listened to the whole damn thing today, i think the keepers are "want," "mint car," "jupiter crash," "numb," "treasure," and "bare." plus the b-sides discussed above. that's pretty respectable for a consensus worst album! still it'll likely be at least another decade+ before i listen to this record again

adam, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:29 (two months ago) Permalink

the video for 'mint car' was one of the only videos I ever paid to rent via some on-demand pay for video jukebox I had through cable at the time.

akm, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:45 (two months ago) Permalink

The "Buskers Mix" of 'Mint Car' that was on the single has long been my favorite version. Too bad it was not on Join the Dots.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 01:33 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm so glad so many are defending 'Mint Car', that song has had so much unnecessary shit thrown at it over the years...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:05 (two months ago) Permalink

So I actually like Wild Mood Swings. It's certainly not my favorite Cure album, but it's not the worst either (I'd give that distinction to the self-titled). It has a few really good songs on it and a number of other songs which I simply find enjoyable. (They've been getting some hate in this thread, but I enjoy "Club America" and "Strange Attraction.") My biggest criticism of the album would be that it's too long. I know it was released during the peak of the CD era, when 60+ minute run times were expected, but for me anyway, once I hit that stretch of single word titled songs on the back end of the album, it's easy to become aware of just how long I've been listening to the album. I've never bothered to come up with an alternate track listing myself, but I think it might have been for the best if they'd cut out a song or two to drop it down to the 45 minute range.

Basically, I said The Cure and their American label misread the American audience, who they were heavily invested in at the time. They recorded an album that wasn't consistent stylistically, instead dabbling in many very different styles, which is what Smith wanted but not something that is usually well-received. It was an answer to a lot of critics who said the band had grown stale. Apparently, they always had fun playing in private as a band, but had to put on an image they felt obligated to stick to because that is what people expected of them. They finally seemed to be really enjoying themselves in front of an audience around the time Wild Mood Swings was released, though.

My theory is that the reception to this album wrecked the band's self-confidence. Everyone focuses on the band's dark side, but they could also be very quirky and strange. After Wild Mood Swings, however, it seems like the Cure started to focus on sounding like what other people thought the Cure should sound like and were less interested in taking chances. It's hard to imagine them coming up with something as unexpected as "The 13th" ever again.

Ex Slacker, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:04 (two months ago) Permalink

My theory is that the reception to this album wrecked the band's self-confidence. Everyone focuses on the band's dark side, but they could also be very quirky and strange. After Wild Mood Swings, however, it seems like the Cure started to focus on sounding like what other people thought the Cure should sound like and were less interested in taking chances. It's hard to imagine them coming up with something as unexpected as "The 13th" ever again.

Totally otm.

(I like Club America too.)

Birds in Hell, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that makes sense when you look at the albums that came after - the band suddenly become backwards-looking.

Like, Bloodflowers was talked up as being part of a "trilogy" with Pornography and Disintegration ... Ross Robinson tried to make The Cure an intense experience like Pornography and 4:13 Dream was essentially Wish part two.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:06 (two months ago) Permalink

i think a lot of the songs on the s/t are extremely weird in a way they hadn't been before. ofc the record also includes "taking off"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:19 (two months ago) Permalink

There's one or two things that have felt like, or hinted at, new ground for them... 'Lost', for example, but they never seemed to explore these avenues further.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:27 (two months ago) Permalink

So, going through my CD singles for the Wild Mood Swings songs and playing some of the non-album single edits and as yet uncompiled remixes and really rather enjoying them.

As I said above, the "Buskers Mix" of 'Mint Car' is totally great. Much more sparse, very nice.

Still hate the proper version of 'Strange Attraction.' It's just. . . too hokey. However, the "Strange Mix" removes the chorus completely and really strips back the arrangement drastically to make for, I think, an actually enjoyable version of the song.

The "Critter Mix" of 'Gone!' is so weird and unlike the proper version, I can't help but like it, simply based on how out of left field it is.

The two different mixes of 'The 13th' ("Two Chord Cool Mix" and "Killer Bee Mix") just seem to be different mixdowns of the album version, so not much difference to mention. It does remind me of just how totally blindsided I was upon hearing the song for the first time. Still one of their weirdest moves, I'd reckon.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd argue Bloodflowers, the self titled album from 2004 or 4:13 dream are worse Cure albums than this one.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd argue that all three are better!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 29 July 2017 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Self-titled album, yes.

The other two, absolutely not.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Particularly Bloodflowers and 4:13 Dream.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

i have been listening to the Slicing Up Eyeballs Top The Cure songs on Spotify. when i have been hearing Wild Mood Swings songs at random it has been a pleasant surprise especially "Mint Car." but i have not gotten to the last half of that playlist yet.

4:13 Dream is the best from 1996 onward with Bloodflowers just behind or Turrican OTM. not a fan of the self titled album but it's probably still better than Wild Mood Swings.

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 July 2017 22:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I think WMS is (mostly) great, the good bits of the self-titled album are very good indeed, 4:13 Dream is interesting in parts but the whole thing feels quite flat and Bloodflowers is mostly a dreary unrewarding slog.

Birds in Hell, Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

All the b-sides and non-album songs associated with the self-titled album are all excellent, without exception.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

For reference, the songs are:

'Fake'
'Truth Goodness and Beauty'
'Why Can't I Be Me?'
'This Morning'
'Going Nowhere'
'Your God is Fear'

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 30 July 2017 01:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Asides from Hongro shitposting that this is one of the best cure albums ever I agree with most of his comments in this thread and I'm finding that worrisome.

But yeah twee cure ain't bad at all. Even if it was tongue in cheek I'd loved more songs like mint car in their discography.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Sunday, 30 July 2017 06:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Bloodflowers is mostly a dreary unrewarding slog

^THIS x ∞

lingereffect (Kent Burt), Sunday, 30 July 2017 14:40 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the b-sides to this record are amazing!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 14 August 2017 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean i knew that but i always wanna yell about it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 14 August 2017 21:08 (one month ago) Permalink

"Home" is so, so, so good.

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 14 August 2017 21:11 (one month ago) Permalink

This has stayed in my rotation all month. And after spending more time with 'Connect the Dots,' probably contains most of my favorite Cure b-sides. . .


The Cure - 'This Is A Lie'
'Wild Mood Swings' Reconsidered

01 - Adonais
02 - Jupiter Crash*
03 - A Pink Dream
04 - Treasure*
05 - Home
06 - Waiting
07 - Dredd Song
08 - It Used to Be Me
09 - Numb*
10 - Ocean
11 - Bare*
12 - This Is A Lie (Ambient Mix)

Total Time: 53:43

* From 'Wild Mood Swings'

Soundslike, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Is 'Wrong Number' a b-side to this album? I love that one. It got released in Galore a year later but I've no idea if it was part of the Wild Mood Swings sessions or recorded after.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Then they also released 'More Than This' for the X-files OST in 1998. If those two songs were in WMS + Dredd song it would make this album at least 20% better.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:53 (one month ago) Permalink

'Wrong Number' was after. It was its own standalone single.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:55 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd edit those two down a couple of minutes tho... there's no reason why those two songs need to be 5min+ long.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:55 (one month ago) Permalink

And yeah, 'More Than This' is one of their better 90s tunes. Shame it's pretty much forgotten by this point.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 02:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah those 3 are amongst my favorite 90's Cure songs and none of them are really that well known which is a shame. I mean the video for Wrong Number is one of their best ones just because how psychedelic and crazy it is and it only has like 50,000 views on youtube! Why?

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Was Wild Mood Swings anyone else's first Cure album? Talk about Doing Cure Wrong.
Sound advice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mblx_jYFZmQ

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Wild Mood Swings was one of my first Cure albums in the late 90s when I bought a handful of their CDs used (the others were Wish and Staring at the Sea).

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink


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