Pornography

The Cure - Pornography
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Based on 3 reviews
1982 Ratings: #86 / 126
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Based on 292 ratings
1982 Ratings: #12
May 3, 1982 / Release Date
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Fnaf_weed
90
Rolling Stone are worse than Pitchfork honestly
fakeplasticrose
90
tell the CEO of rolling stone i just wanna talk
PipePanic
98
The Cure have always alluded to a more depressing and sad world in their past records, but it's here in Pornography where we fully see that world. And my God is it a interesting world to explore. The music here is dark. The lyrics here are dark. The album, the band, the entire feeling of this wonderfully depressing and insanely sad experience is dark. And it's probably one of the more eye opening and best music listening experiences that I've had in a long time.

Favorite Jams: Everything ... read more
Oxide
85
'Pornography' marked the fourth studio album from The Cure, and the first of three albums that would be dubbed the 'Dark Trilogy', and there is no denying that this album is exactly that- dark.

Much like 'Faith' before it, this album is very much dark in its subject matter, however I personally feel the albums differ in how they express that darkness. 'Faith' to me feels more melancholic and depressing in nature, whereas 'Pornography' almost takes things a step further than that into what I ... read more
Mimikyu
91
It took me a while to truly appreciate the darker catalog of The Cure (Pornography, Faith, and Seventeen Seconds). I started my journey in diving into the band's catalog back in 2006. I gravitated toward their more upbeat and not so nihilistic output (Disintegration, The Head on the Door, Kiss Me x3). The bleakness of the former three albums were pretty unpalatable at first but eventually they became pivotal entries into the band's discography.

The album cover already sets the tone for the ... read more
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Track List

  1. One Hundred Years 
  2. A Short Term Effect 
  3. The Hanging Garden 
  4. Siamese Twins 
  5. The Figurehead 
  6. A Strange Day 
  7. Cold 
  8. Pornography
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