Even though I own a number of the albums in the top 500 I set out to listen to all 500 albums using Apple music (or spotify). Boys Don't Cry doesn't exist on Apple music (Not in the UK at the time of writing anyway). However all of the studio versions of the tracks were available on other albums. (Boys Don't Cry was released as an alternate version of the band's 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys with a slightly different track list so a majority of the tracks were on Three Imaginary Boys).
One track that was not on Apple music in studio form was "Killing an Arab" but it was still available on the "Concert: The Cure Live " album so in the end I did manage to build a playlist the just about represented the album.
Anyway after all that how was the actual album? I am a huge Cure fan so of course I thought it was brilliant :-)
Favourite Track: Subway Song
Why Does This Review Exist?
I am working my way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list and reviewing each album.
- Each album is listened to only once.
- The album is used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
- I do no research about the album or the artist.
- The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change with further listening.