Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1987 Ratings: #36 / 96
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Based on 328 ratings
1987 Ratings: #17
Liked by 11 people
May 25, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction / Elektra / Label / Website
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It is the band's seventh studio album and the sound changes are very clear when compared to their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys.

The band started with a traditional Punk sound and as they passed the records they started to bring sound news to the records. Here we see this change perfectly. A disc with very experimental, emotional tracks that clearly point to what would become one of the best works of God, Disintegration.

The album starts with the song The Kiss, which is not only a great ... read more
"Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" is a charming, energetic and romantic album that makes up for its 74-minute runtime with a HUGE batch of gothic love jams! The writing is great, the instrumentation is outstanding and much of the record manages to be hooky.

Fav Tracks: Just Like Heaven, One More Time, Fight, Torture, The Kiss, Catch, Hey You!!!, The Snakepit, Hot Hot Hot!!!, All I Want, Shiver and Shake

Least Fav Track: The Perfect Girl

Having tasted greater fame from their previous record The Head on the Door, which saw The Cure venturing down an even more pop sound, their seventh studio album takes on a similar shape to that of The Top; ambitious, eclectic, and experimental, but at times a little too muddied by the sheer amount of ideas trying to be captured.

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is one of the groups longest efforts, nearly doubling the span of the record from any of their other singular projects. The double album does ... read more
This album is about love. It's a ginormous, huge, overpowering, almost intimidating feeling that, if your going to talk about it depth, your going to have to talk about it for a while. And maybe sometimes this record can feel it's length by the end, (but at 18 tracks it's almost jaw-dropping how there seems to be virtually no filler) but the music here is so enjoyably fun, energetic, catchy, punchy, hard-hitting, and drop dead gorgeous at some moments that it doesn't really phase you. To some, ... read more
The in-your-face title and cover art of 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' both hint that The Cure were fully in transition at this stage and willing to run with the idea of becoming more of a pop act.

The opening 'The Kiss' is more conventionally rock, while 'Catch' is a lo-fi pretty pop ditty - and this is just the start of the surprises on what is a rambling double set. The middle eastern 'If Only We Could Sleep Tonight' works well before the skipping bass line and piano of 'How Beautiful You ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Kiss 
  2. Catch 
  3. Torture 
  4. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep 
  5. Why Can't I Be You? 
  6. How Beautiful You Are... 
  7. The Snakepit 
  8. Hey You! 
  9. Just Like Heaven 
  10. All I Want 
  11. Hot Hot Hot!!! 
  12. One More Time 
  13. Like Cockatoos 
  14. Icing Sugar 
  15. The Perfect Girl 
  16. A Thousand Hours 
  17. Shiver And Shake 
  18. Fight
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