Three Imaginary Boys

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
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1979 Ratings: #44 / 96
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1979 Ratings: #39
May 11, 1979 / Release Date
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EDIT: This review was made before I heard the rest of The Cure's discography. While I stand by my rating, this album is a bit of a black sheep in the bands discography, being the most post-punk album in the bands lineup of albums.

An extremely impressive peice of post-punk goodness from one of the more well known and possibly one of the best bands from the genre. Simple guitars backed from hard hitting drums and fantastic bass work, all to provide the backbone for Robert Smith's odd yet ... read more
The Cure are a band that have held up strong for decades upon decades, and 'Three Imaginary Boys' was the album that kicked it all off in what proved to be a solid debut, but one on which they would approve upon immensely in the future.

'Three Imaginary Boys' is really quite a unique album in the greater scheme of The Cure's discography. It is very much a post-punk album, with relatively short and punchy songs that when compared to their later works provide quite a contrast in the bands ... read more
A really cool rock album from the Cure. Not as good as anything from The Smiths doe😳
Great Debut. Consistency good but no amazing tracks. A Solid 7
You can clearly hear the good ideas on this album, but unfortunately a lot of it is hidden behind a wall of awkwardness and generic new wave sounds. Robert Smith has a good vocal performance here, and the raw sound of it all really helps him, but there's just not enough to allow me to recommend this album. It's not the worst album, but it's just not one which really stands out in any way or holds up very well compared to later albums by The Cure.
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Track List

  1. 10:15 Saturday Night 
  2. Accuracy 
  3. Grinding Halt 
  4. Another Day 
  5. Object 
  6. Subway Song 
  7. Foxy Lady 
  8. Meat Hook 
  9. So What 
  10. Fire In Cairo 
  11. It's Not You 
  12. Three Imaginary Boys 
  13. The Weedy Burton
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