The Cure
Disintegration


5.0
classic

Review

by Hey Mr. Light Man USER (11 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 39 replies


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist


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This is an album I am surprised that nobody has reveiwed yet. This is the second album in the three uber-depressing and influential album trilogy of Pornography, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers. It was released in '89 and off the album came two minor hits (with "Lovesong" and "Lullaby"). This album shot very high on the charts, doing much better than the Cure's other albums. This album has it all, the genuis bass lines, Robert's vocals, the catchy keyboards, and the floaty guitar riffs. If you have any respect for Post-Punk, Goth, or New Wave music this is a must-have.

The Cure at this time:

Robert Smith (vocals, guitar)
Simon Gallup (bass)
Boris Williams (drums)
Porl Thompson (guitars)
Roger O'Donnell (keyboards)
Lol Tolhurst (other)

1. Plainsong - this song starts off really quiet so that you can't hear anything. Then you can faintly hear chimes and bells. The comes a loud blast and it leads into the album. In this song Robert's vocals are echoed very much so it's hard to hear him, which adds to the song.
2. Pictures Of You - this song starts off with a medium-length intro with a very nice bass part, then leads into the verse. This is a song that you can bawl your eyes out to if you want to.
3. Closedown - starts off with another lengthy intro (which is good) and very nice bass. what the Cure tends to do on this album is add in a catchy guitar or keyboard part as the intro goes along like in this song. The lyrics are very well-done and sad too.
4. Lovesong - this song is one of the more short song on the album. It is rather sad too (like all the other songs on here). The intro is a lot quicker and Robert's vocals are great.
5. Last Dance - I really enjoy this song every time I hear it. It starts off with really cool guitar and then comes the keyboards and bass. This is a very cool intro. Robert's singing and lyrics on this song are just genuis also.
6. Lullaby - the intro to this song is very cool and faster than other on the album. The lyrics are very interesting and the singing is whispered which is very cool.
7. Fascination Street - I really like Simon's bass part on this song. It is overall one of the more upbeat songs on the album but this does not affect it. Robert's singing is very cool in here, I like the lyrics too (like on every other song).
8. Prayers For Rain - This is one of the more lengthy and mopey songs on the album. The intro is depressing in itself, but then comes the singing which gives the full emotional effect. The keyboard in this song is very memorable too.
9. The Same Deep Water As You - this is a very lengthy song (9:22) and also very sad, which is always good for the Cure. It starts off with thunder striking, which is a really cool effect for this album. Then comes the signature lengthy intro, then goes into the vocals. On this song Robert sounds especially sad and longing. It has a sort of simple and catchy guitar and keyboard part too.
10. Disintegration - as this album goes, it gets more depressing, which I'm sure they did on purpose.This song starts off with a more upbeat intro, and the whole song is very much depressing. The singing is truly emotional, and i love it.
11. Homesick - This starts off with some really slow and cool piano. The intro goes on for a while, then comes the singing. Robert's singing in this song sound especially good with the jazzy piano behind it. The piano adds much emotion to the song.
12. Untitled - this starts off with a really slow and cool keyboard part then breaks into the rest of the intro with some drums, guitar, and bass. The guitar is the intro is very catchy. I also really enjoy the lyrics to this song. And Robert is a plain genius singer. This is probably one of my favorites off the album. A great ending.

NOTE: You will sob your eyes out during this album.


Overall, this album is so wonderfully, wonderfully genius. I give it a:

5/5



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Dimes Make Dollars
February 28th 2004


241 Comments


I've been meaning to check out the Cure. Thanks for the starting point

Hey Mr. Light Man
February 28th 2004


51 Comments


Yes this is the album you should buy. Thanks for the compliment.

The NPC
February 28th 2004


101 Comments


Robert Smith is my only friend.

*Turns on Wish by the Cure and sits in his dark room*

br3ad_man
Emeritus
February 28th 2004


2125 Comments


I was wondering when someone would review this album. I would, except I dont have it. Thanks for your review ramonesrule, your reviews are usualy good, and this was no exception.

Zappa
February 28th 2004


355 Comments


Good review. See also my review of "Pornography" (which I think is a better album than "Disintegration").

RollerQueen
February 29th 2004


209 Comments


As soon as I saw this listed in the forums, I knew that whoever rated it had to give it a 5 or else they were a worthless human being. More than just following through with that, you provided an excellent review. This album is one of those "sounds of a broken person" albums that creates musical depression. Cheers for reviewing it and doing so well!

:thumb:

wheelz
February 29th 2004


60 Comments


lovesong and lullaby are my favorite cure songs... making this my favorite cure album obviously. it's good stuff.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
February 29th 2004


2125 Comments


Total Guitar called them the godfathers of nu metal. Man I hate that magazine sometimes.

Hey Mr. Light Man
February 29th 2004


51 Comments


The Cure would be considered the godfathers of Goth by most.

guitarded_chuck
March 16th 2004


3159 Comments


Godfathers of goth, even though they have always denied being goth-rock. Godfathers of emo probably as well.
Awesome review by the way. You convinced me to go out and buy this album. :thumb: Or maybe the Greatest Hits.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
April 18th 2004


2125 Comments


I don't think The Cure are godfathers of Goth. They're up there, but I think the real godfathers of Goth would be Joy Division.

SubtleDagger
April 18th 2004


737 Comments


Yeah, Joy Division's got that title.

I myself listen to "Boys Don't Cry" in my dark room, NPC, but "Wish" is understandable.

*cries himself to sleep*

Tomahawk
April 18th 2004


124 Comments


This album is great. I love "Fascination Street", one of my favourite songs evah.

bruise_pristine
April 18th 2004


66 Comments


[QUOTE=NachoChez]I've been meaning to check out the Cure. Thanks for the starting point [/QUOTE]

Some other good Cure album you may want to check out are "Pornography" and "Blood Flowers" those are both great. If you can get into "Pornography" check out "The Head On The Door".


Also great review, this is a very good album. Not my fav. but one of them.

The NPC
April 18th 2004


101 Comments


[QUOTE=SubtleDagger]Yeah, Joy Division's got that title.

I myself listen to "Boys Don't Cry" in my dark room, NPC, but "Wish" is understandable.

*cries himself to sleep*[/QUOTE]

Me = is Joy Division. It's one of the only bands that I can connect to at a really deep level. Me lobes the Cure too, but I think I'm going to put on Joy Division now.

*Puts on Closer and sits alone in his dark room*

The NPC
April 18th 2004


101 Comments


[QUOTE=Ganondorf]Emo Kid! ;)[/QUOTE]

Me?

;)

NO way mac and cheese!

mozz_cure_dm
July 28th 2004


1 Comments


i think the original emo's are definately the smiths

mexicanfloydian
July 28th 2004


165 Comments


The best song here is pictures of you, IMO.
Godd review, but next time leave a space between each song. It looks kind of messy.

iceman3019
August 16th 2004


46 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

pictures of you is the most beautiful song on the album in my opinion . . .

punkinrox
August 16th 2004


6 Comments


As kyle from south park said " disintegration is the best f****** album ever"



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