Standing On A Beach - The Singles (album) by The Cure

Standing On A Beach - The Singles
Standing On A Beach - The Singles by The Cure (1986)
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Overall rank: 2,501st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 169 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (394th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,501st)
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The Cure bestography

Standing On A Beach - The Singles is ranked 11th 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 44,617.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 169 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From Ashmark 02/21/2018 02:03
If you are just beginning to listen to the Cure, then this is a great introduction. Songs are taken from early albums, so you will still need to check out later albums: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintegration are the best.
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From Grzywa 01/20/2016 23:08
The first 7 tracks are killers. The rest is much worse, but it's still a good review of Cure's early days. Well, and Charlotte Sometimes is there.
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From 10/05/2014 15:06
The CD version has more songs, but this alone is a godly compilation. The Hanging Garden and A Forest are the best tracks.
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From 10/02/2014 14:46
For some reason this is ranked lower than the original version, which has LESS tracks (cuts out 10:15, Play For Today, Other Voices, and A Night Like This) either way, this is a lot better than the other compilations by The Cure. This one focuses on their overall work, not just pop songs like Galore does.
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From thatbeatleskid1 09/23/2014 22:50
Good intro to the Cure's early work.
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From BraddlesHendo 11/27/2013 08:20
My first introduction into Indie or Punk rock was this outstanding compilation
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From NickVolos 10/09/2013 12:43
Very decent compilation of their signles up to its date of release (1986).
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From Jasperjames 11/16/2012 15:48
This album also known as staring at the sea
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