Wish (studio album) by The Cure

Wish by The Cure
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 816th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 444 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1992 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (157th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (816th)
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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 34 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,153.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (613th) This album (816th) Lower ranked (821st) »
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Wish track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 444 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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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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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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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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From 04/20/2016 21:12
2nd best album by the cure after disintegration!!
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