Pornography (album) by The Cure

Pornography
Pornography by The Cure (1982)
Overall rank: 358th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 730 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (358th)
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The Cure bestography

Pornography is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 44 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 44,619.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (44th) This album (358th) Lower ranked (449th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths and Closer by Joy Division.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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75/100
From Goliath 11/25/2018 15:14
Muddy, murky, doom laden miserable music. I need a drink after listening to this. Having said that 'A Strange Day' is a great track.
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From JimagineL 09/24/2018 17:00
An atmospheric and dark output, very important to what would come later on The Cure's catalogue.
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From JulianR 07/20/2018 20:49
Damn, that’s some gloomy shit

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From santropez 07/04/2018 13:53
I wish that "All I Have To Do Is Kill Her" was recorded in studio and appeared on the album.
Favourite: "The Figurehead"
Least: "Siamese Twins"
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From capkronos 04/25/2018 14:17
The title track, "Cold" and (especially) "Strange Day" stood out from the pack for me but a lot of the rest of this album just kind of blurs together. That could be a pro ("Consistency!") or a con ("Every song sounds the same!") depending on what you're looking for.

This has the heavy bass and moodiness I like about The Cure in spades, yet this dreary soundscape has a tendency to become monotonous when there's nothing else present to occasionally break it all up. You will find no balance of tone here and no reprieve from the gloom. This is pretty much the musical equivalent of a blanket of fog.
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From elo269megv 09/05/2017 03:13
Production on this album is terrific. Very dark, moody, and spacey. Sounds like the instruments were recorded in different rooms.
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From LedZep 08/20/2017 23:37
The guitar riff in Strange Day is the most unsettling sound produced by guitar ever.
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From nitomano 11/22/2016 14:59
Favoritas: The Hanging Garden, One Hundred Years
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From ChingeeFlingee 11/04/2016 04:59
If you say you like gothic rock and you don't like this album, you're a liar.
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From 06/04/2016 17:53
A gothic-rock album only really matched by the likes of Joy Division "Closer". Both were great at shaping what has come to be known as that term.
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