Seventeen Seconds (studio album) by The Cure

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 627th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 653 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (99th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (627th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
THE CURE SEVENTEEN SECONDS WHITE VINYL LP 180 GRAM IMPORT SEALED MINT
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
Seventeen Seconds by The Cure (Record, 2016)
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds [2020 Remastered 180G White] [New Vinyl Record LP]
Condition: New


  My favourite store:  

The Cure bestography

Seventeen Seconds is ranked 5th 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 28,281.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (625th) This album (627th) Lower ranked (755th) »
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeSeventeen SecondsWish

Upcoming concerts

Mar
14
Thu
18:00
GIDEON w/ LEFT TO SUFFER, FOX LAKE, NO CURE. STAY LOST
Zydeco, Birmingham, United States. United States
Tickets from $20.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Mar
15
Fri
18:00
GIDEON w- LEFT TO SUFFER, FOX LAKE, and NO CURE.
The Masquerade - Hell, Atlanta, United States. United States
Tickets from $20.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Mar
30
Sat
18:30
SOLD OUT! A Plea for Purging w/ Orthodox, Alert the Sky, Alcina & No Cure
The Basement East, Nashville, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Seventeen Seconds on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Seventeen Seconds track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 77 (123 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Track pick
Rating: 85 (151 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 79 (121 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 82 (132 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 75 (119 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Track pick
Rating: 90 (284 votes)Comments: 4
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 81 (128 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 80 (128 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Seventeen Seconds rankings

Seventeen Seconds collection

Seventeen Seconds ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 653 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 653 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
50/100
 Report rating
28 hours ago Gavin Cook  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 24965/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
02/10/2024 15:18 wadwicz5  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 71986/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
02/06/2024 20:43 PeterDuckling  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 25488/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
02/04/2024 17:27 asimpkins  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,94768/100
 
50/100
 Report rating
01/01/2024 18:29 Cheboygan74  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,14351/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Seventeen Seconds comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 33 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From 09/07/2023 01:07
If Three Imaginary Boys shows The Cure as a band capable of writing decent post punk, Seventeen Seconds shows them galvanizing their strengths, leaning into moody, gothic atmosphere, darker songwriting, and consistent quality across the board. If it's not a masterpiece, it's their first exceptional record.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 05/10/2023 16:50
If you like The Cure, then listen Russian legendary band Kino (Кино) 🤘🏻😎 Kino is a little more interesting by music 😉
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 01/16/2023 23:39
This is the album where the group found direction and knew what sort of music and band they were going to become. This leads to a bit of a scatted album that can be bare in places but it is still packed full of amazing moments and potential that drag the quality up. There are 2 or 3 filler cuts that take up about 6 or 7 minutes of the run time but all of the rest is pure Cure classics. The highlights for me being M, A Forest and Play For Today. However, the song that steals the show for me every time is At Night with its dark atmosphere and brilliant lyrics that make for a tense listen. This is the first time we get a full record of Robert Smith's stunning writing as well with Three Imaginary Boys lyrics being a bit all over the place and it elevates this album so much. Overall, this is the first time the group demonstrate everything they have to offer with the atmosphere, song writing, vocal performance, instrumentation and cohesiveness of the songs all coming together on here and laying out the structure for their future releases making it a pivotal moment in their careers as well as an elite level record.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 12/23/2022 03:23
The band took shape on this album and is the 1st of a trilogy including Faith and Pornography. Play for Today and A Forest are among their best work and the album is cohesive throughout. At Night is a great deep cut.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 08/05/2022 21:12
This album shows The Cure creating their own style and evolving from good but formulaic new wave on Three Imaginary Boys to darker sounding album like this one.
There are to standout tracks for me: Play For Today and A Forest
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
10/100
From 11/04/2021 18:28
sparse, vacant, devoid new wavey
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 10/31/2021 06:38
Album Rating: 84.67
(762/9)

The Cure’s ‘Low’ moment.

Side A

1. "A Reflection" - 76
2. "Play for Today" - 95
3. "Secrets" - 79
4. "In Your House" - 81
5. "Three" - 72

Side B

6. "The Final Sound" - N/A
7. "A Forest" - 98
8. "M" - 89
9. "At Night" - 84
10. "Seventeen Seconds" - 88
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 05/10/2020 11:08
Very atmospheric - one of their best for me. Love A Forest, Play for Today, Secrets and the title track.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 09/16/2018 19:48
This album shows the cards of what later would make albums like "Pornography" and "Desintegration" so great.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 07/04/2018 14:07
Innovatory album. I wish that synthesizer sounds were quite louder.
Favourite: "A Forest"
Least: "The Final Sound", "In Your House"
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Seventeen Seconds

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps by David Bowie
5. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
6. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
7. The River by Bruce Springsteen
8. Permanent Waves by Rush
9. Pretenders by Pretenders
10. Making Movies by Dire Straits
11. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
12. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
15. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
16. Boy by U2
17. Gaucho by Steely Dan
18. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
19. Duke by Genesis
20. Sound Affects by The Jam
Back to Top