I’m glad I don’t follow this band. Any band that thinks it’s OK to tell a paying customer what they have to wear when giving them money is so pretentious I definitely don’t want anything to do with them. This is the epitome of what went wrong with “indie” in the 90s. The further you get away from actual art and the closer you get to having a code of conduct like this and many other “indie” bands do, the further you get away from the original objective of alternative music and the more snuggly close you get to corporate nothingness. Best of luck fans, I certainly pity anyone that’s into them for the music, it’s clearly secondary to these people.
the rest of the list I can somewhat agree with. I’d put Get the Balance Right instead of Fly on the Windscreen.
Ick, not even through the list but glaring issues with Black Celebration….industrial music was already well into it’s existence by then, the skinny puppy album mentioned (my favorite by them) has NOTHING to do with Black Celebration at all, and as an ex goth kid from the 80s, I and many others found this album to be the “playing dress up” version of goth and darkness. I think Fly on the Windscreen is HOKEY, LAME, BORING, and completely unimaginative, as is much of that album. They just lifted what other bands were already doing well, then diluted it down. There are exceptions, stripped, NEW DRESS, great tracks. But this one and the title track—WAY over-rated.
OMG he even put Goo so far down the list he completely discredits the list entirely. Not to mention putting sister and evol above daydream nation. It’s in the Library of Congress for a REASON. Complete RUBBISH!!!!
NO. NO and NO some more. Sonic Nurse is absolutely their worst album, tuneless, rambling, incohesive, banal lyrics and full of nothingness. Ranking Bad Moon Rising as second worst is even more tragic. That album, listened to in the blistering heat of the summer when you can not even move without disolving into a puddle of sweat, is perfection. After the abysmal Cure listing a few weeks ago, I refuse to ever read any of these listings again. And finally, comparing the 1st album to the Coachmen is completely base-less. Did this person even LISTEN to the Coachmen? And anyone who hasn’t, please go listen to “Thurston’s Song” right now, especially if you love The Smiths or Talking Heads 77.
this is my list, and I’ve liked their albums throughout their career and am anticipating the next one.
1. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
2. Disintegration – although their best songwriting, I still listen to KM KM KM more and it’s their best starter album
3. The Head on the Door
6. The Top – waaaay under rated if you ask me, look at the track listing again, you probably LOVE more than half.
7. Pornography – waaaay over rated if you ask me, though 100 yrs and Cold are on there…
9. Seventeen Seconds
10. Three Imaginary Boys
11. THE CURE
12. 4:13 Dream
13. Wild Mood Swings
Personally, I’ve found the people that whine about how they aren’t good anymore changed and the band didn’t have the same mystery as it did for them when they were younger. They’re still a great band. Yes we all wish Boris were still in the band, but other than that God awful snare he uses and his lackluster stage presence (which has noticeably changed this summer!), Jason isn’t that bad.
They should keep playing Just One Kiss live.
My dream line-up would be: Robert, Simon, Boris, Roger & Perry.