POLLography: The Cure poll results, ILM artist poll #23

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The ballots have been counted and verified. It's been a tremendous amount of fun and hard work, which unfortunately coincided with very busy couple of weeks for me. I had big plans for Johnny Fever-style pictures to go with the results but it turns out I didn't have the time, patience or talent to make that happen. So feel free to pepper this thread with pics as appropriate.

But I am 100% confident that these results are 100% accurate and that's the main thing, really.

Let's start with the top 5 videos!

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:12 (five years ago) Permalink

#5 - Inbetween Days, 136 points, 3 votes, 1 #1 vote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scif2vfg1ug

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

for americans: http://vimeo.com/5210617

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry about that, didn't know that would happen.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

no worries, but yeah there are some sad, sad gaps in the cure videography on US youtube.

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcUza_wWCfA

#4 - The Lovecats, 161 points, 4 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Cqp3pnE98

#3 - Never Enough, 175 points, 4 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I've ever seen that video!

How many times did they use the "band plays in cramped place, hilarity ensues" theme, anyway?

(I'm guessing that one of those videos is a good bet for #1)

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink

"never enough" us link: http://vimeo.com/27804205

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

The first time I saw the video for "Inbetween Days" I was eating a plate of fries while sitting on my bed and when the green-faced RS appeared I suddenly felt very nauseous. I have a hard time watching that vid since then, though I do like when he gets kicked in the ass by the cartoon sock.

Kent Burt, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I must've watched the Staring At The Sea video a thousand times between the ages of 14 and 16. I can still remember some of the funny little home movies between the videos of them messing about in car parks quite clearly. If that was on BluRay I'd be out buying it right now.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

#2 - Lullaby, 246 points, 5 votes, 4 #1 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Cqp3pnE98

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i have staring at the sea on VHS, but no VCR. i see it every time i open the bottom drawer, taunting me

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink

That's obviously not right, let's try again:

#2 - Lullaby, 246 points, 5 votes, 4 #1 votes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijxk-fgcg7c

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

american "lullaby" link (on youtube!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS6t56U9tBg

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:00 (five years ago) Permalink

so far i'm 0/4 in videos, but i'll be shocked if i didn't vote for #1

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

This little throwaway thing is what usually comes to mind when I think of the Staring at the Sea VHS

Hotblack Desiatos #1 Hits 1942 (Spectrist), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

omfg I haven't seen that for about 25 years

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink

No surprises at #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjvfIJstWeg

#1 - Close To Me, 421 points, 9 votes, 4 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

video link for americans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsBe2WqpLmk

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

hahhaha WOOOOOPS

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

closest i can come to a decent link featuring the non-remix video stateside: http://www.youclubvideo.com/video/84336/the-cure-close-to-me

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Albums!

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/The_Cure_-_Faith.jpg

#5 - Faith, 575 points, 13 votes, 3 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, the jump from 5 votes for lullaby to 9 votes for close to me suggest lil consensus among that lil group of people who voted for videos

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

May as well post the full results:

#6 - The 13th, 124 points, 3 votes
#7 - Let's Go To Bed, 120 points, 3 votes
#8 - Why Can't I Be You?, 89 points, 2 votes
#9 - Pictures of You, 89 points, 2 votes
#10 - Friday I'm In Love, 84 points, 2 votes
#11 - Boys Don't Cry, 76 points, 2 votes
#12 - Killing An Arab, 50 points, 1 votes
#13 - A Night Like This, 46 points, 1 votes
#14 - The Walk, 43 points, 1 votes
#15 - Hot Hot Hot!!!, 40 points, 1 votes
#16 - High, 40 points, 1 votes
#17 - Charlotte Sometimes, 40 points, 1 votes
#18 - The Hanging Garden, 38 points, 1 votes
#19 - The Caterpillar, 38 points, 1 votes
#20 - Primary, 38 points, 1 votes
#21 - Just Like Heaven, 38 points, 1 votes
#22 - A Forest, 38 points, 1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/64/The_Cure_-_The_Head_on_the_Door.jpg

#4 - The Head On The Door, 580 points, 14 votes, 2 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

^^ my favorite, full of bangers. His boring exotica never had better settings or pace.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Never been a favourite of mine, but:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/The_Cure_-_Pornography.jpg

#3 - Pornography, 617 points, 14 votes, 3 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Have I got this right, you've scored these ballots 50-46-43-40-38? Isn't that kind of elaborate and a lot of work?

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's right. It's not really that much work though, just one spreadsheet with a lot of lookup tables and pivot tables. The most work was correcting peoples spelling and formatting mistakes. What other way is there to do it? I used the same spreadsheet that (I think) everybody running these polls uses, just tweaked it a bit.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I guess not; I imagine most polls just go 5-4-3-2-1 though, so hats off for weighing them so precisely

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Three great albums so far. Either my #1 or #2 isn't going to make it though.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

My #1 didn't make it.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:59 (five years ago) Permalink

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t7ANnlIHYk0/TWGRU22uC_I/AAAAAAAAD0c/AQ2saaX5pVM/s1600/The-Cure-Seventeen.jpg

#2 - Seventeen Seconds, 663 points, 15 votes, 2 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Crikey, that's all three duds in the top five. You lot see a different band from what I see.

Very curious to see which of the three(?) contenders wins.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:03 (five years ago) Permalink

My #1 didn't either...

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Disintergration is a lock.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

A bit late now, but I remember when the "Never Enough" video came out. On Musique Plus (the québécois Much Music), they had made a big deal about airing it for the first time. I programmed the VCR to record it while I was in school. I couldn't wait to come home and watch it! And it didn't disapoint :-)

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I think Three Imaginary Boys vs Boy's Don't Cry might've split some votes but with the points combined either one wouldn't have made the top 5.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

xps Is it? Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is obviously their best imo.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

That was my #1, nothing else came close.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8Gyfj3yWgXw/T-Lrg8B-NcI/AAAAAAAAA10/VXrdsqquOUo/s1600/cure+disintegration.jpg

#1 - Disintegration, 818 points, 18 votes, 9 #1 votes

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I agree, it was my #1. But the conscensus on every 80's list is ALWAYS Disintegration. (x-post)

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:10 (five years ago) Permalink

As far as I recall, there's been a few Best Cure Album polls and they've always ended up pretty much like these results.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Here's one from 2007:

Disintegration 38
Pornography 17
Faith 12
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 12
Seventeen Seconds 8
Three Imaginary Boys / Boys Don't Cry 7
The Head on the Door 7
The Top 4
Japanese Whispers 1
Wish 1
The Cure 1
Wild Mood Swings 0
Bloodflowers 0

nate woolls, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't think "Seventeen Seconds" would finish that high, or that KMKMKM wouldn't be in the top five (it was my #1).

"A Forest" now looks like an early favourite to be #1 in the songs polls.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

lol I voted 4 out of 5 videos and 3 out of 5 albums

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Same here.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I had "A Few Hours After This" at #19.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 20 August 2012 17:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I never would have guessed "Primary" would be in my top 5 until I started making the ballot. It really is just kick-ass and learning it's bass-bass-drums just makes it cooler.

da croupier, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

The Top 50 was divided like this:

Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry: 7
Disintegration: 7
Faith: 6
Seventeen Seconds: 5
Pornography: 5
Japanese Whispers: 4
The Head On The Door: 4
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me: 4
The Top: 2
B-Side: 1
Stand-alone single: 1

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I had 'piggy,' 'a few hours after this,' 'six different ways,' and 'catch' way higher than the poll did.

Close To Me
Just Like Heaven
Piggy In The Mirror
A Few Hours After This...
Six Different Ways
Catch
10:15 Saturday Night
Primary
Play For Today
A Forest
Hot Hot Hot!!!
In Between Days
Give Me It
High
The Lovecats
The Hanging Garden
Fire In Cairo
The Caterpillar
The Blood
Mint Car
Never Enough
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Seventeen Seconds
A Letter To Elsie
Shake Dog Shake
Why Can't I Be You
Lullaby
How Beautiful You Are...
The 13th
New Day
Friday I'm In Love
One Hundred Years
Lovesong
Pictures Of You
Kyoto Song
Boys Don't Cry
Killing An Arab
A Strange Day
All I Want
Sinking

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually, I inverted the numbers for 17 seconds and KMKMKM, so it's

Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry: 7
Disintegration: 7
Faith: 6
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me: 5
Pornography: 5
Seventeen Seconds: 4
Japanese Whispers: 4
The Head On The Door: 4
The Top: 2
B-Side: 1
Stand-alone single: 1

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 20 August 2012 19:56 (five years ago) Permalink

I know this is super nerdy, but I thought it would be interesting. I counted how many points each album received:

1. Disintegration: 3433
2. Boys Don't Cry: 3164
3. Faith: 2715
4. The Head On The Door: 2518
5. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me: 2126
6. Seventeen Seconds: 2034
7. Pornography: 1921
8. Japanese Whsipers: 1807
9. The Top: 653
10. Wish: 543

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 20 August 2012 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

In the top 50.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 20 August 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Interesting that SS finished second in the albums poll but only sixth in cumulative points (even with the #1 song).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 20 August 2012 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

A case of a whole being greater than the sum of its parts etc.

Kent Burt, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry: 7
Disintegration: 7
Faith: 6
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me: 5
Pornography: 5
Seventeen Seconds: 4
Japanese Whispers: 4
The Head On The Door: 4
The Top: 2

B-Side: 4
Stand-alone single: 6

ʘ (sic), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:15 (five years ago) Permalink

you know, relistening to "Us Or Them" for the first time in years and, aside from "the doleful cant of a bigot", this isn't as embarrassing as I remember it being

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

damn - missed this during my summer hols - curious to know who voted for "Temptation"

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I missed this due to being on holiday, thanks Nate. Here's my ballot: The Top, Harold and Joe and Bananafishbones are my highest non-placers.

1 Let's Go To Bed
2 The Drowning Man
3 If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
4 One Hundred Years
5 Siamese Twins
6 The Top
7 Close To Me
8 Like Cockatoos
9 Killing An Arab
10 Banafishbones
11 Harold and Joe
12 Primary
13 A Man Inside My Mouth
14 Never Enough
15 A Forest
16 Lullaby
17 Lovesong
18 End
19 Jumping Someone Else's Train
20 In Your House
21 A Strange Day
22 The Kiss
23 Other Voices
24 All Cats Are Grey
25 Faith
26 The Holy Hour
27 Just Like Heaven
28 At Night
29 Give Me It
30 Charlotte Sometimes
31 10:15 Saturday Night
32 The Dream
33 Prayers for Rain
34 Fascination Street
35 Boys Don't Cry
36 Fire in Cairo
37 The Caterpillar
38 Apart
39 Push
40 A Short Term Effect

I've been to Suffolk (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 27 August 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

damn - missed this during my summer hols - curious to know who voted for "Temptation"

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 24 August 2012 00:06 (4 days ago) Bookmark

someone who didn't read the OP

itt: i forgot that he yells at a butt (sic), Monday, 27 August 2012 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink

#61 - End, 181 points, 10 votes, 0 #1 votes

well now i wish i realized this was happening and voted just so this song would've placed way higher

billstevejim, Monday, 27 August 2012 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

although it's great to see "charlotte sometimes" and "all cats are grey" in the top 10

billstevejim, Monday, 27 August 2012 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

damn - missed this during my summer hols - curious to know who voted for "Temptation"

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:06 AM (4 days ago)

'Twas I.

Though apparently it was a no-no.

Austin, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/The-Cure-announce-25-date-North-American-tour-6553688.php

Iconic '80s grim rock group The Cure have announced a 25-date 2016 North American tour via their Twitter account and website.

The announcement comes over 25 years after the release of their seminal album Disintegration, widely considered their greatest album ever.

So far, the only specific dates announced for the concert run are the Hollywood Bowl on May 22, Chicago's UIC Pavilion on June 10, and New York's Madison Square Garden on June 18.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 02:10 (two years ago) Permalink

More info:

May 22nd, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl
Presale starts Oct. 7th at 10 am Pacific here.
Codes: CUREBOWL / JACKCURE
Public onsale starts Oct. 9th at 10 am.
Prices: $25 - $200.

Win tickets from 93.1 JACK FM: "Listen to Tami Heide’s Jacktivities all week for your chance to win tickets to see The Cure at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22, 2016!"

June 10th, 2016 - Chicago, IL at the UIC Pavilion
Presale starts Oct. 8th at 10 am Central here.
Codes: thecure2016 / xrtcure
Public onsale starts Oct. 9th at 10 am.
Reserved seats: $85 / $75 / $65 / $55 / $25
General Admission floor: $85

June 18th, 2016 - New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
Presale starts Oct. 8th at 10 am Eastern here.
Code: DISINTEGRATION
Public onsale starts Oct. 9th at 10 am.
Prices: $30 - $130

All times listed are local.

22 more dates and tour details to be announced in Jan. 2016.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 03:22 (two years ago) Permalink

The announcement comes over 25 years after the release of their seminal album Disintegration, widely considered their greatest album ever.

Not by me it isn't!

Turrican, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 11:18 (two years ago) Permalink

so, could a new album be in the air?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Eh, they've been "touring" non-stop for the past few years. I'd prefer an expanded "Wish" at this point.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 13:29 (two years ago) Permalink

I'd prefer an expanded "Wish" at this point.

I think this is the general consensus.

austinato (Austin), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 15:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, if they could just reissue Wish on 2LP, i'd be happy for them to just shut the whole machine down and call it a day.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 16:24 (two years ago) Permalink

they are still a great live band, probably going to the Hollywood show.

Bee OK, Thursday, 8 October 2015 00:34 (two years ago) Permalink

I think it's fair to say at this stage that Robert isn't particularly arsed about finishing up 4:14 Scream, and nor does he seem to be particularly interested in making any more new music. Having said that, for all that they've done since, they coulda split up in 2000 circa Bloodflowers like they were going to and it wouldn't have made much of a difference.

Turrican, Thursday, 8 October 2015 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

He said in an interview early last year when he announced the 4:14 Scream release plans that he wanted to do a new album with the current lineup but I don't know if that'll ever happen because it doesn't sound like it did this year when they weren't touring

ufo, Thursday, 8 October 2015 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

I just bought two tickets right when they went on sale for the Hollywood Bowl. Hasn't even been an hour Sold Out. They added a second show also Sold Out. Wow

Bee OK, Friday, 9 October 2015 17:55 (two years ago) Permalink

gonna try for show 3 myself when it goes up on sat but don't really have the discipline to succeed in these situations

da croupier, Friday, 9 October 2015 17:57 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

https://goo.gl/photos/3a5AxTvNJ9JJqmhe6

Bee OK, Friday, 6 November 2015 03:30 (two years ago) Permalink

thecure.com

MAY

11th
New Orleans, LA
On-sale and show info announced soon

13th
Austin, TX
Frank Erwin Center
On Sale: 11/13

14th
Houston, TX
On-sale and show info announced soon

15th
Dallas, TX
On-sale and show info announced soon

17th
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins Center
On Sale: 11/13

19th
Las Vegas, NV
The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan
On Sale: 11/13

20th
Chula Vista, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheater
On Sale: 11/13

22nd/23rd/24th - sold out
Los Angeles
The Hollywood Bowl

26th
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
On Sale: 11/13

31st
Vancouver, BC
Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
On Sale: 11/27

JUNE

3rd
Salt Lake City, UT
Maverik Center
On Sale: 11/13

5th
Denver, CO
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
On Sale: 11/14

8th
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
On Sale: 11/14

10th/11th - sold out
Chicago, Il
U.I.C Pavilion

12th or 13th
Toronto, On
On-sale and show info announced soon

14th
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
On Sale: 11/27

16th
Boston, MA
On-sale and show info announced soon

18th/19th/20th - some tickets remaining for 20th
NYC, NY
Madison Square Garden

22nd
Columbia, MD
Merriweather Post Pavilion
On Sale: 11/13

24th
Atlanta, GA
Aarons Amphitheater Lakewood
On Sale: 11/13

26th
Miami, FL
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
On Sale: 11/14

NB.
There will also be a Seattle, WA performance...
On-sale and show info announced soon

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 02:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Hollywood Bowl already sold out!

Austin, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 02:49 (two years ago) Permalink

98% of the tickets sold are now being sold on the 2nd hand market for 300% profit.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 02:50 (two years ago) Permalink

"THE CURE TOUR 2016" will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the 'must see' show of the year!

Support on all dates will be The Twilight Sad.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:01 (two years ago) Permalink

i have Hollywood Bowl tickets (that is what my picture that no longer works is), so very excited. have not seen them since 2000.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:02 (two years ago) Permalink

i think i have it this time?:
https://goo.gl/photos/N3DLYV2Ruhr1dvXMA

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:10 (two years ago) Permalink

https://goo.gl/photos/uRX17wmzn6L6KMgC9

Bee OK, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Nice man,

Austin, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Excited to see where the Seattle show will be. Either doing that one or Vancouver. Saw Bjork at Deer Lake Park and had a good time but May is a real shady time to have an outdoor concert in the PNW.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

i posted this but didn't realize "yet unreleased tracks." are we about to get a new Cure album?

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 November 2015 01:54 (two years ago) Permalink

I sure hope so.

Austin, Thursday, 12 November 2015 02:02 (two years ago) Permalink

PUT OUT A NEW RECORD, YOU DICKS!

Turrican, Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2017/05/22/best-cure-songs-ranked/

With more than 100,000 votes cast — 101,336 to be exact — it’s time to reveal Slicing Up Eyeballs readers’ rankings of all 225 original songs officially released by The Cure over the past four decades...

Fun fact: The No. 1 and No. 2 songs, after earning nearly 3,000 votes apiece, were separated by a single vote. The song that finished second was leading the way for much of the balloting, then the two switched positions near the end, and flipped back and forth a few more times before the poll closed.

1. “A Forest”
Single; appears on Seventeen Seconds (1980) | 2,984 votes

2. “Just Like Heaven”
Single; appears on Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) | 2,983 votes

3. “Inbetween Days”
Single; appears on The Head on the Door (1985) | 2,837 votes

4. “Pictures of You”
Single; appears on Disintegration (1989) | 2,743 votes

5. “Boys Don’t Cry”
Non-album single (1979) | 2,420 votes

6. “Charlotte Sometimes”
Non-album single (1981) | 2,410 votes

7. “Fascination Street”
Single; appears on Disintegration (1989) | 2,398 votes

8. “Disintegration”
Appears on Disintegration (1989) | 2,251 votes

9. “Close to Me”
Single; appears on The Head on the Door (1985) | 2,068 votes

10. “A Night Like This”
Appears on The Head on the Door (1985) | 2,061 votes

11. “Lovesong”
Single; appears on Disintegration (1989) | 1,921 votes

12. “The Love Cats”
Non-album single (1983) | 1,866 votes

13. “Plainsong”
Appears on Disintegration (1989) | 1,751 votes

14. “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”
Non-album single (1979) | 1,645 votes

15. “Why Can’t I Be You?”
Single; appears on Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) | 1,611 votes

16. “Let’s Go to Bed”
Non-album single (1982) | 1,589 votes

17. “Killing an Arab”
Non-album single (1978) | 1,562 votes

18. “10.15 Saturday Night”
Appears on Three Imaginary Boys (1979) | 1,546 votes

19. “Lullaby”
Single; appears on Disintegration (1989) | 1,523 votes

20. “A Letter to Elise”
Single; appears on Wish (1992) | 1,477 votes

21. “One Hundred Years”
Appears on Pornography (1982) | 1,437 votes

22. “The Caterpillar”
Single; appears on The Top (1984) | 1,362 votes

23. “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea”
Appears on Wish (1992) | 1,359 votes

24. “The Hanging Garden”
Single; appears on Pornography (1982) | 1,355 votes

25. “A Strange Day”
Appears on Pornography (1982) | 1,338 votes

26. “Friday I’m in Love”
Single; appears on Wish (1992) | 1245 votes

27. “Primary”
Single; appears on Faith (1981) | 1,215 votes

28. “Push”
Appears on The Head on the Door (1985) | 1,191 votes

29. “Play for Today”
Appears on Seventeen Seconds (1980) | 1,171 votes

30. “Prayers for Rain”
Appears on Disintegration (1989) | 1,103 votes

Bee OK, Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

a few thoughts: 100,000 votes, wow. with most of these polls the songs outside the Top 30 are a bit better as they are deeper cuts, i think our poll come out better, ranking songs seems to provide better results and wasn't so single heavy at the top. i did submit two ballots myself and what i did was take my ballot from this poll for PO25 and then used the last 15 to round out my ballot from there added 10 other songs with no repeats on either ballot. i should have just started over as i'm sure things have changed but used my ILM ballot anyways.

Bee OK, Thursday, 15 June 2017 00:05 (five months ago) Permalink

100 000 votes is incredibly impressive. It's nice to see "Charlotte Sometimes" so high. “Plainsong”, “One Hundred Years”, “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea”, “A Strange Day” and “Push” are all great selections as non-singles in the Top 30.

LeRooLeRoo, Friday, 16 June 2017 20:26 (five months ago) Permalink

“From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea” to this day is still my favorite Cure song.

Bee OK, Thursday, 22 June 2017 01:27 (five months ago) Permalink

It's also definitely up there for me as one of the finest things this band ever did.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:50 (five months ago) Permalink

just one vote difference between "a forest" and "just like heaven", that's nothing. i am surprised votes were that dispersed and that "a forest" didn't get more votes.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:57 (five months ago) Permalink


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