Wish (album) by The Cure

Wish
Wish by The Cure
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 755th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 385 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1992 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (145th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (755th)
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The Cure - Wish CD 1992 Elektra BMG Limited Pre-owned
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Time left: 8h 35m 44s
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Wish by The Cure (CD, Apr-1992, Elektra (Label
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 14h 25m 15s
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The Cure ‎Wish + Friday I'm In Love 2 CD Mint
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Time left: 21h 33m 40s
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The Cure bestography

Wish is ranked 6th best out of 34 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 39 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,476.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (581st) This album (755th) Lower ranked (821st) »
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Wish track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Wish ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 385 votes)
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03/28/2020 00:26 DanielU  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,44477/100
 
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03/20/2020 11:00 FisnikFizz  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,84174/100
 
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03/18/2020 10:21 allgood  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 43974/100
 
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03/09/2020 13:21 Boltzmann  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,20569/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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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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Rating:  
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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Rating:  
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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95/100
From 05/21/2017 22:08
Their best. Kill me if you want. From the Edge is their best, and Open is one of the most unsettling songs I've ever heard.
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From 06/10/2016 02:21
This album is among some of The Cure's bests without much doubt.
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75/100
From 06/05/2016 17:09
One of the lighter Cure albums. Some stunning songs here, especially in, Friday I'm in love, and, letter to Elise. Wish, is slightly overlong and could have been cut a few tracks, but it's still enjoyable. This is the last of the great Cure albums, they made some okay records after this but maybe this is where they should have called it a day.
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100/100
From 04/20/2016 21:12
2nd best album by the cure after disintegration!!
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85/100
From 04/15/2016 16:59
Controversial opinion, perhaps... but for me "Wish" stands only behind "Disintegration" as The Cure's finest album. Can't think of another album's two book-end tracks that I love as much as "Open" and "End."
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Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
4. Dirt by Alice In Chains
5. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
7. Angel Dust by Faith No More
8. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
9. Images And Words by Dream Theater
10. Down Colorful Hill by Red House Painters
11. Dirty by Sonic Youth
12. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
13. Wish by The Cure
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16. Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
17. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
18. Unplugged by Eric Clapton
19. Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized
20. 40 Oz. To Freedom by Sublime
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