Faith (studio album) by The Cure
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The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 32 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,612.
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What it lacks in the relative accessibility of Three Imaginary Boys and Seventeen Seconds, Faith makes up for by being one of the most haunting and forward thinking goth rock records of the day. The Joy Division influence is still present, but so is that of psychedelic and krautrock. It's a dense, abrasive, despondent work of genius. While Seventeen Seconds sees the band explore sonic landscapes akin to romantic-era ghost stories, Faith is much more morbid, spending its time wandering through a cemetery in a dense fog. All patient, gloomy texture. It's foreboding, but captivating nonetheless.
2nd album of trilogy it’s lesser of the 3 but they’re all classic. Primary and The Funeral Party are great songs and the rest of the album works well.
They continue style that they created on Seventeen Seconds - very dark, depressing and gothic. It is similar in quality to its predecessor.
Just dull. I'm a fan of the band, they could release a double greatest hits album and it'd be great. But some of their albums just don't click for me. And this is one of them sadly.
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.
Really good album. Favorite tracks: Holy Hour, Other Voices, and The Funeral Party.
Favourite track: "The Funeral Party"
Least-liked track: "Doubt"
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...
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!
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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