Faith (studio album) by The Cure

Faith by The Cure
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 821st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 522 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (8th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (121st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (821st)
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The Cure bestography

Faith is ranked 7th 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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Faith track list

  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: 
77/100 (from 522 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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90/100
From 07/16/2021 09:11
A very dark record which is demonstrated perfectly on the title track which is a perfect album closer as well. Every other song on Faith continues this theme making it such a consistently amazing album. The lyrics on this album also allow for deeper inspection and is one of the highlights of the album. Tolhurst and Gallup also deserves a lot of recognition as the drum work and bass really set the tone for every song and create this ominous, moody atmosphere throughout. In addition, Robert Smith's lyrics and vocal point are just perfect and make the album the masterpiece that it is.
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From 06/23/2019 03:03
Really good album. Favorite tracks: Holy Hour, Other Voices, and The Funeral Party.
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75/100
From 04/15/2019 23:29
Favourite track: "The Funeral Party"
Least-liked track: "Doubt"
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90/100
From 09/19/2017 23:33
Cannot decide between this and Pornography. Both are masterpieces of the darkest and the most "goth" Cure period. Holy Hour against One Hundred Years, All Cats Are Gray against A Strange Day and so on...
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95/100
From 09/15/2017 15:12
One of their earliest albums, this may be their best. Not bloated and overlong like some of their later "masterpieces" (e.g. Disintegration, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me), this album reveals the genius of the band, and especially Robert Smith. Lovely and svelte, from front to back. Bravo!
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85/100
From 05/08/2016 20:23
This is my favourite of the earlier darker records. It's consistent all the way through with stunning moments such as, the holy hour, all cats are grey, and the title track. I always found, seventeen seconds, a little uneven, but this is right on it from start to finish. A great band record, when The Cure were still a band and not a Robert Smith solo project.
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85/100
From 06/07/2015 01:41
Dark and moody, this is The Cure as non-fans imagine them after looking at a picture of Robert Smith. Best song is between the surprisingly frantic "Primary" and "All Cats Are Grey".
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From 10/02/2014 14:29
One of the greatest Gothic Rock albums of all time, the title track is especially powerful.
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From 09/26/2014 21:49
Turn off the lights, and put your headphones on !! MESMERIZING
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55/100
From 03/26/2014 19:11
flat, hypnotic, gloomy.
not consistently as good as seventeen seconds - but still a cool goth-record.
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