The Cure - Faith
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Based on 3 reviews
1981 Ratings: #63 / 126
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Based on 231 ratings
1981 Ratings: #25
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April 14, 1981 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction, Polydor / Label
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It came out on my birthday therefore it must be

EDIT: Wait no it came out on the 14th, the person who submitted it to the site made a mistake : (
The third album from The Cure in slightly less than three years was a massive continued step forward for the act, especially in regard to them developing their dim sound even more. Seventeen Seconds clearly laid the groundwork and Faith only expanded on that ground further. It's not a happy hike down this road, but the harrowing dread expressed across these eight songs is palpable and makes for a satisfying if not jarring experience.

Listening to this album in the dead of night is perhaps one ... read more
It carries much of the same palette as "Seventeen Seconds", but "Faith" is a step forward for The Cure. The lyrics are once again brilliant... and also kinda suicidal (keep in mind that this was the early 80's), the instrumentation is much moodier and the overall aesthetics and production are top-notch.

Fav Tracks: The Funeral Party, Faith, Doubt, All Cats Are Grey, Primary, The Drowning Man

Least Fav Track: Other Voices

And I thought "Seventeen Seconds" was already great...
Now that's more like it!

Faith is basically "Seventeen Seconds 2: It's Better Now!" The atmosphere the band creates here is so so much more dense, foggy, depressing, and dark, and fucking, just really great. There's no bad songs, there's no boring songs, there's no uninteresting songs here. All 8 tracks serve their purpose. That purpose being, of course, to make you feel like the world is gonna slowly and wistfully fade away into a quiet, grayish fog of despair. The previous record ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Holy Hour 
  2. Primary 
  3. Other Voices 
  4. All Cats Are Grey 
  5. The Funeral Party 
  6. Doubt 
  7. The Drowning Man 
  8. Faith
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Added on: October 18, 2012