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

Standing On A Beach - The Singles by The Cure
(Compilation album)
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 2,838th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 215 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1986 (39th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (434th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,838th)
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The Cure bestography

Standing On A Beach - The Singles is ranked 11th best out of 37 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 31 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,795.

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83/100 (from 215 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 83.3/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From 09/07/2023 20:40
A phenomenal compilation on par with Hatful of Hollow and Substance 1987. If you want to distill the first half of The Cure's career into one collection of songs, this is about as good as it gets, both as a review of their first six albums and as a collection of perhaps their best non-album singles (otherwise found on Japanese Whispers). Essential listening for anyone into The Cure.
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From 09/10/2020 00:08
Alright compilation. Some of there all time killer tracks but a few others I'd classify as more in the filler category
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From 02/04/2020 06:51
my favorite cure album. by far. so far. it contains 7 non-album (...) tracks so it deserves a life here on BEA on its own. someone said that side 2 sucks, but I really disagree.
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From 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 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 09/23/2014 22:50
Good intro to the Cure's early work.
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From 11/27/2013 08:20
My first introduction into Indie or Punk rock was this outstanding compilation
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From 10/09/2013 12:43
Very decent compilation of their signles up to its date of release (1986).
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