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Seventeen Seconds (album) by The Cure 

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Seventeen Seconds
Seventeen Seconds by The Cure (1980)
Overall rank: 587th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 443 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1980 (9th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (87th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (587th)

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The Cure bestography

Seventeen Seconds is ranked 5th best out of 32 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 41,685.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (561st) This album (587th) Lower ranked (751st) »
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Members who like this album also like: Closer by Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division and The Head On The Door by The Cure.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 443 votes)
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80/100
10/07/2018 14:42
74/100
 
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From JimagineL 09/16/2018 19:48
This album shows the cards of what later would make albums like "Pornography" and "Desintegration" so great.
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From santropez 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"
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From nashd 02/05/2018 02:14
My favourite album by The Cure.

It's one of those albums perfect for a dreary rainy day.

Feels very minimal as if Smith produced the whole thing in his basement, it all builds up momentum to "A Forest" which is probably their best song.

"Play for Today", "In Your House", and "M" are other highlights.
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From randomchildbam 01/11/2018 22:32
Highs: In Your House, Play for Today, A Forest, Seventeen Seconds, Secrets

Lows: The Final Sound
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From garycottier 06/07/2016 15:44
The Cure's second album takes the punky sounds from their debut but now fuses them with the more gothic sounds they would now employ for a few more albums. It's certainly a good record, although it takes a few listens to fully digest it, but, faith, is a superior record in my opinion. Still, nothing wrong with this LP; play for today, and, a forest, are superb. Easily in the top five Cure albums.
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From Grzywa 12/28/2015 17:38
For me it's better than "Faith" and "Pornography". In fact, this is my favourite Cure album, a perfect balance between punk beginnings and more cold wave, synthetic sounds. "In Your House", "Play For Today", "Forest", "M"... many highlights.
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From dihansse 11/24/2015 18:29
This album is one of my top 100 albums you can check out on this site (including additional comments on my history in music).
I first listened tothis album at a friend's house. I suppose this album was one of my first introductions in what we later called New wave (or in this case maybe cold wave).
The chilling atmosphere of songs like "A Forest" (which has long been one of my favorite tracks") and "Play for Today" really struck me, even if the guitars were not really the most important element on this album.
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From Martini 10/16/2015 14:15
Great album, one of my favourite The Cure albums.
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From PsychologistHD 08/13/2015 21:07
Freaky.
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From forzautregivo 07/25/2015 16:00
One of their best records
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