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Seventeen Seconds (album) by The Cure

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Seventeen Seconds
Seventeen Seconds by The Cure (1980)
Overall rank: 590th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 471 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (88th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (590th)

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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 43,180.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (552nd) This album (590th) Lower ranked (771st) »
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Seventeen Seconds track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.A Reflection
 77/100 (80 votes)
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2.Play For Today
 84/100 (92 votes)
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3.Secrets
 79/100 (76 votes)
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4.In Your House
 81/100 (83 votes)
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5.Three
 76/100 (75 votes)
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6.The Final Sound
 71/100 (72 votes)
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7.Track pickA Forest
 89/100 (191 votes)
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8.M
 81/100 (80 votes)
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9.At Night
 80/100 (82 votes)
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10.Seventeen Seconds
 83/100 (81 votes)
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Seventeen Seconds rankings

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78/100 (from 471 votes)
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60/100
03/19/2019 17:33
64/100
 
85/100
03/19/2019 02:33
78/100
 
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03/09/2019 13:35
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85/100
02/27/2019 15:28
86/100

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75/100
This album shows the cards of what later would make albums like "Pornography" and "Desintegration" so great.
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75/100
Innovatory album. I wish that synthesizer sounds were quite louder.
Favourite: "A Forest"
Least: "The Final Sound", "In Your House"
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100/100
From nashd
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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Rating:  
80/100
Highs: In Your House, Play for Today, A Forest, Seventeen Seconds, Secrets

Lows: The Final Sound
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Rating:  
80/100
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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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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80/100
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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Great album, one of my favourite The Cure albums.
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85/100
One of their best records
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