Pornography (studio album) by The Cure

Pornography by The Cure
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 326th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 866 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1982 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (39th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (326th)
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Pornography is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 34 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,139.

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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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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 866 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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80/100
From 01/22/2022 18:56
One of the most depressing albums ever. Almost operatic in its execution, relentless and dark.
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From 01/01/2022 11:51
Despite the critical acclaim, I struggled to get in to this album. Four of the tracks are okay (The Hanging Garden, A Short Term Effect, The Figurehead, A Strange Day) but even these don't jump out at me and aren't particularly memorable.
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75/100
From 12/02/2021 14:20
dark, dark pop prog
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85/100
From 03/09/2021 14:48
Maravilhosamente denso!
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95/100
From 07/12/2020 04:05
The album feels like I'm being walked through a dark room where I have to trust the person guiding me, yet I don't even know how the person looks. My only option is to trust something I don't truly know. I loved that. Wonderful ending.
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From 07/10/2020 21:10
This is a terrific record, all eight are favourites, very dark and powerful.
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70/100
From 05/24/2020 19:57
By far some of The Cure's darkest work on this album which would give an indicaiton of what they could do with such a gloomy album, shown later by Disintegration. Definetely gives off a Killing Joke sound - obviously not their mid-80's pop sound. Smith's vocals great as ever.

Strongest tracks: One Hundred Years, The Hanging Garden
Weakest tracks: Pornography, A Short Term Effect
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From 05/04/2020 21:58
This whole record is pretty grim, but The Figurehead takes the cake... "I will never be clean again"... Very dark stuff!
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From 02/15/2020 03:18
A very decent showing from The Cure. Very atmospheric.
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75/100
From 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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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
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