Wish (studio album) by The Cure

Wish by The Cure
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 761st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 497 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (134th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (761st)
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The Cure bestography

Wish is ranked 6th best out of 37 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 32 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,838.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (630th) This album (761st) Lower ranked (803rd) »
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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95/100
From 09/08/2023 21:15
It's a thankless task having to follow up one of the greatest pieces of recorded music ever. And while Wish does approach the, well, highs of Disintegration at times, it's best appreciated for the ways it diverges from its predecessor. The Cure pivots away from rapturous soundscapes into what might be new wave's final hurrah. By the time Wish is released, grunge is taking over. The emphasis on space and gloss is secondary to the harsh immediacy of heavy guitars and post-Reagan-era dissolution. While The Cure may not be embracing the trends, they're still at height of their powers, producing some of the sweetest and most enthralling music of their career. There's still room for the vast textures of their previous work, but room for a bubblegum bop here and there, as well. It is, if not the culmination of their career, a well-earned victory leap. Wish is perhaps the last masterpiece album the band might ever produce, but it caps what might be the finest run of the era (give or take a The Top), one with creative versatility and staying power that continues to reward.
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85/100
From 07/27/2023 12:01
Surprisingly good album and quite underrated in my opinion, its sound encapsulates almost all of their styles developed in previous 10 years. There are some astonishing songs here like Open, Apart or From The Edge Of A Deep Green Sea and of course catchy smash hit Friday I'm In Love.
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From 12/25/2022 04:19
Admirable follow up to Disintegration a bit uneven but has a lot to offer stronger in the front with High, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea and the poppy Friday I’m in Love. End of an era for the band.
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From 11/11/2022 11:01
This album really flies under the radar for most people, and it deserves way more credit than it gets. Musically, it is brilliant with the group combining both their darker side and their more pop centred side. This leads to a fantastic contrast between the songs which is best displayed by Open and Friday I'm In Love where one is atmospheric and haunting and the latter is happy and upbeat. You get the best of both sides of the Cure on this record and so it has something for everyone. Lyrically, it is a masterpiece, just like every Cure album, with Robert Smith weaving his tales from song to song and forcing us to think deeper on his words. His wordsmanship is on another level and his lyrics demand and deserve attention paid to them and the way he delivers them is brilliant. The lyrics as well as the music is great at making you become introspective as well and the group set up a fantastic atmosphere for us to be able to wallow and dwell in. They maintain this gloomy environment throughout and when they do slip into their more upbeat style it is still tainted with darkness hidden in the music and so songs like Friday I'm In Love and Doing The Unstuck feel like a small and brief candle in a pitch black room. Every song is great on here as well and only add to the suspense of the atmosphere so no song is skippable. The instrumentation is phenomenal throughout and the Cure really have a unique way of performing that always make their music stand out and feel special. Overall, their albums feel special because the group themselves are a one of a kind band we will probably never see the likes of again and this album is amongst the greatest they have ever made and it really deserves to be appreciated more in their discography and in the world of music as a whole.
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50/100
From 01/30/2022 22:16
Great opening two tracks - Open and High. Friday I'm In Love is also great. Very consistent album although a little bit long with the multiple 6+ minute tracks.
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70/100
From 03/09/2020 13:24
When you thought it couldn't get dreamier...

I love the bass on this one.

Usually I don't like 7 minute tracks, because often it means they just glue 3 songs together, or it becomes boring and they excuse it with saying "it's drone, you don't get it"; these guys simply know how to create a flow that can be enjoyed for 7+ minutes.
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90/100
From 07/16/2019 17:37
My favourite Cure album, From the Edge is epic.
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85/100
From 01/25/2019 01:50
This album grew on me so much, and continues to grow on me, with time. For example; I just realized how dope "End" is after a years-worth of listens to this LP.
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85/100
From 12/10/2018 21:46
This one is soft, almost relaxing, and still emotional. What more can be asked from an album like this? An underrated gem of the Cure, their best album behind Desintegration.
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65/100
From 07/04/2018 14:10
I liked b-sides more than album itself, but LP is amazing too.
Favourite: "From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea"
Least: "Wendy Time"
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