Bloodflowers (studio album) by The Cure

Bloodflowers by The Cure
Year: 2000
Overall rank: 1,937th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 272 votes)
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The Cure bestography

Bloodflowers is ranked 10th best out of 37 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 31 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,795.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (1,849th) This album (1,937th) Lower ranked (2,838th) »
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74/100 (from 272 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 22% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.0/100, a mean average of 72.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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80/100
From 09/09/2023 18:07
In some ways, I prefer this to Wild Mood Swings, an album that, for all of its curious choices, I am mostly won over by. Bloodflowers doesn't really have any strong highlights like every other Cure album up to this point has--in fact, "Where the Birds Always Sing" might be my least favorite track on any of their studio albums. Where it shines is as a unified experience. Bloodflowers is a cohesive collection of songs that almost feels like what should have come after Disintegration. It's a moody and sleek, having soaked up plenty of '90s aesthetics. Yet, for the first time, the songwriting doesn't rise to the standard of The Cure's output at this point. Even when the band is content to let tracks linger at the same ebb for several minutes, the foundation is so strong that it doesn't matter if it's otherwise stagnant. Here, The Cure is a little strained for ideas. That said, Bloodflowers is not a disaster by any means, and it's still better than what most artists going as long as The Cure are capable of producing at this point in their careers.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/08/2023 02:48
My own experience is that this was the first The Cure album I listened to - lent to me by a friend in 2005. I had it on repeat in my car for several weeks - and it grew on me in ways that I cannot explain. I went on the various song journeys with Robert and felt a deep personal connection...so much so, that every road trip I and my friend now go on ~ and that is quite often, ~ Bloodflowers always travels with us. I have Bloodflowers in my top 10 albums of all time. With musical preferences, quite often it is all in the 'timing' and how the music connects us to significant others & events in our lives.
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55/100
From 02/02/2023 13:57
It was a tough listening to get through the whole of this Cure album with no break. Firstly, the album has a playing time of well over 60 minutes and secondly, many of the songs are pretty similar and hard to distinguish from each other. Most songs are also quite long and as there are only rare surprising chord changes and musical surprises along the way it has to become a very tiring experience.
There are absolutely no tracks that have the lightness and ease of many of the Cure's early songs and don’t expect a new "Friday I'm in Love". Most of it sounds like depressed lament, often accompanied by noisy guitar.

Best are the tracks where the acoustic guitar is allowed to give some air to the otherwise heavy sound. The pretty good opening track "Out of This World" is one of those and "There is no if" is another. These two are the only tracks I might consider including on a Cure playlist. A disappointing and depressing album.

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75/100
From 12/25/2022 04:23
After several listens this one is not taking. Unfortunately the production is not the best and the songs don’t offer many surprises. I’ve heard this performed live and it was better but none of these songs are a challenge to the band’s past work.
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40/100
From 02/06/2022 09:03
Underrated Cure album. My favourites are Maybe Someday and Where the Birds Always Sing. Also like 39.
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75/100
From 12/12/2020 08:30
I never really gave this a chance back when. I recently picked up a reissue of the album and have spent some time with it. After listening intently I believe this is a good Cure album. Not my favorite or one I would go to first but I appreciate the sentiment in some of the lyrics. Definitely an album for a certain mood. Some misgivings might be the early aughts drum machine sound and tracking synths. I could do without those production choices. The acoustic guitar sound full and Robert Smiths voice is as good as ever. All in all, I’m glad I have made peace with this album and appreciate it for what it is.
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30/100
From 07/08/2020 19:07
Robert Smith always strived for the morbid. Here he captures his bleakest output. Literally the sound of a band dying. An immolation on disc- terrible.
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90/100
From 01/29/2019 05:59
This album seems a bit front loaded, but that being said, do not overlook Bloodflowers. The emotion and atmosphere it creates can be immensely powerful. A beautiful and terrifying album. One of my favourite albums by The Cure and one of my favorite albums of all time. A+
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From 10/10/2018 11:29
The combination of harder rock and the more classic Cure chord progressions/lyrical themes works very well, I think. The first half of this album can stack up with their best work, especially "Maybe Someday" and "The Last Day of Summer." Unfortunately, it can't hold a level of consistency through to the end.
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40/100
From 12/17/2017 01:20
This one got good reviews how ever I just couldn’t get into it . I am a Cure fan and never listen to this album.
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