The Head On The Door (studio album) by The Cure

The Head On The Door
The Head On The Door by The Cure
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 402nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 625 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (402nd)
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The Cure bestography

The Head On The Door is ranked 3rd best out of 34 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,117.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (336th) This album (402nd) Lower ranked (584th) »
PornographyThe Head On The DoorKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 625 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.3/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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70/100
From 06/24/2019 23:18
Really good album with consistently really good songs from start to finish.
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From 10/30/2018 11:32
'The Head On The Door' represents album one of one of the best 3 consecutive album streaks in music ('Head On The Door' 1985 , followed by 'Kiss Me , Kiss Me , Kiss Me 1987 followed by 'Disintegration' 1989 - 3 Killer Diller albums in 4 years is quite simply a stunning achievement)

Inspired by the albums 'Kaleidoscope' (Siouxsie and the Banshees) and 'Dare' (Human League) Bob set out to produce a record that was eclectic with a range of styles and moods . Mission accomplished with the pop styling's of "Inbetween Days" and "Close To Me" to the Spanish feel of "The Blood" , the angular weirdness that is "Six Different Ways" , the fullness of "Push" , the new wave-ish "Baby Screams" , the darker "A Night Like This" and "Sinking" where the lyrics don't kick in until the 2 minute mark

'The Head On The Door' sits alongside 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' as amazingly eclectic albums that completely work

Leg 1 In The Cure Holy Trinity = 80/100
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75/100
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From 08/11/2018 19:35
A fantastic album - Close To Me and Six Different Ways are outstanding. In Between Days and Push are great. But feel there are a couple of weaker tracks on the album like Screw and A Night Like This.
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From 07/04/2018 14:02
Bassline to "Sinking" is the best thing on this album. Every b-side to every The Head On The Door single is amazing.
Favourite: "Sinking"
Least: "The Blood"
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75/100
From 02/17/2018 10:10
Non sono più i Cure profondamente oscuri dei primi quattro album e a me sono sempre piaciuti di più così, con l'alternanza di luci ed ombre ad arricchire la loro musica.
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85/100
From 01/14/2018 03:19
Head on the door is a bouncy album with solid baselines and a variety of styles.
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From 07/10/2017 22:48
The Cure can go two ways: either very gothic or extremely pop sounding. The Head on the Door is the latter and it's the best Cure pop album. I once read somewhere that every song in this record could easily be a single and I strongly agree. Every time I listen to this my love for it only deepens. "Inbetween Days" is one of my favorite album openers ever, "Push" is a song I love listening to on an afternoon, "Close to Me" always makes me want to dance and "A Night Like This" makes me want to cry. I can never get tired of Robert Smith.
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90/100
From 06/15/2017 16:13
Another masterpiece by Robert
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80/100
From 12/19/2016 18:16
Highlights: Inbetween Days, Close To Me, Six Different Ways, Push
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