Wish is really the best Cure album. I’m just saying


Hi Jamie,


Sometimes we just need someone to confirm our beliefs and after years of Disintegration and Pornography pandering, finally, someone agrees with me. I was talking to my friend Adam tonight about 90’s alt stuff, and asked him what his favorite Cure CD is, an lo and behold, Wish. No one has ever agreed with me on that one. Even you, who, while you know its brilliant, still love Disintegration more. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s in my top 5 Cure CDs for sure (Wish, Kiss, and Head are still over it), but I’m just sayin’, I now have evidence that I’m not the only Wish guy. Not going to delve to deep into this as this is not a music blog, I just had to vent. 

Next up, I’m going to admit that the best Smiths album is Queen is Dead (Kelly you were always right), Violator is the best Depeche CD, and Prince stopped being brilliant after Sign O The Times.


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3 Responses to “Wish is really the best Cure album. I’m just saying”

  1. Chris Says:

    This post is so interesting. I like Wish a lot, but it’s not my favorite. My favorite albums are always the ones right before they hit. For the Cure, I would say Kiss Me was their big break. My favorite is Head On The Door. For Depeche, Music For The Masses broke, but Black Celebration is their best in my opinion. For The Smiths, well, you could debate if How Soon Is Now from Louder Than Bombs was their biggest stateside hit, but yeah, Queen Is Dead is their best. Anyway, just my thoughts.

  2. Jamie Says:

    This is just going to have to be one of those things we chalk up to a glitch in the cloning machine. You and I are, in fact, not exactly the same person. List it with Twitter, Judd Nelson and Dash Mihok.

  3. Joey McAllister Says:

    I literally just had this conversation with someone. Synchronicities.

    I think that Disintegration is the better album. That said, Wish is decidedly my favorite. It was just there at the right time. I remember getting Kiss Me^3 and Disintegration and (cough) Mixed Up, but I _anticipated_ Wish. And then I listened to it incessantly for years.

    Also, it’s Boris’s swansong with them, and Boris will always be the Cure drummer to me.

    I’ve been listening to 4:13 Dream on repeat, trying desperately to find something to love (there are moments that I like, but most of them just remind me of old Cure songs that are better), and I find myself wondering if there’s some kid out there for whom this (or even the previous, self-titled album) is going to be _that_ album.

    I don’t really believe it, though. I am very fond of Bloodflowers, but the 2000s have not been kind.

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