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INDIE CLASSIC 101 # 14: The Cure – Disintegration

posted July 23, 2009, 12:10 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News | comment 2 Comments

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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several lineup changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s as part of the post-punk and New Wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre. After the release of Pornography (1982), the band’s future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. The Cure’s popularity increased as the decade wore on, especially in the United States where the songs “Just Like Heaven”, “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love” entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts. By the start of the 1990s, The Cure have sold nearly 30 million The Cure have released thirteen studio albums and over thirty singles during the course of their career.

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Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English alternative rock band The Cure, released on 1 May 1989 by Fiction Records. Disintegration remains The Cure’s highest selling record to date, with over three million copies sold worldwide.

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2 Responses to “INDIE CLASSIC 101 # 14: The Cure – Disintegration”

  1. Profile photo of Kevin Sellers Kevin Sellers on July 23rd, 2009 5:19 pm

    I’ve felt a little out of the loop with most of these classics. But this is one I can really relate to. It took the Cure some time to manifest their masterpiece, but damn was it worth the wait. One of the albums that truly got me into the whole indie thing to begin with.

  2. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on July 23rd, 2009 5:55 pm

    I got into the Cure on their Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album due to seeing the video for “Just Like Heaven”. I never really got into the rest of the album. Yes, I bought this one on vinyl back in the day. But then Disintegration came out and I was sold. I listened to that thing over and over and over again. Wore out the damn thing. I love that album! But I never really got into anything else by The Cure. That album stands out though.

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