AOTY 2018

Three Imaginary Boys

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
1979 Ratings: #25
May 11, 1979 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction / Label
Chris Parry / Producer
Post-Punk / Genres
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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
Some great tracks on here but ultimately it lacks the personality that makes The Cure’s music so enthralling.
It's telling that some of The Cure's most inessential work is still some of the best that post punk has to offer. The lyrics are macabre but the sound here has a real pop sensibility that really makes the album kind of fun. A good album that hints at the great things to come for this iconic band.
A super groovy and essential post-punk record.
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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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Added on: October 18, 2012