Boys Don't Cry (album) by The Cure

Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry by The Cure (1980)
Compilation
Overall rank: 1,456th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 258 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (234th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,456th)

Buy album United States
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
THE CURE boys don't cry LP SPELP 26, vinyl album
Condition: Used
Time left: 1h 12m 44s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
THE CURE / boys don't cry / JAPAN LTD CD
Condition: Good
Time left: 1h 22m 18s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
THE CURE - Boys Don’t Cry - RARE Paper Label - Cassette Tape
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 6h 36m 53s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

The Cure bestography

Boys Don't Cry is ranked 8th best out of 34 albums by The Cure on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 43 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 44,478.

The Cure album bestography « Higher ranked (780th) This album (1,456th) Lower ranked (1,491st) »
FaithBoys Don't CryThree Imaginary Boys

Members who like this album also like: Closer by Joy Division, The Head On The Door by The Cure and Seventeen Seconds by The Cure.

Upcoming concerts (searched for 'The Cure')

Dec
21
Sat
20:00
Tribute To the Cure, the Smiths, and Morrissey
BEAT KITCHEN, CHICAGO, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster See tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Boys Don't Cry on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Boys Don't Cry track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (141 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
3.
Rating: 78 (40 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
5.
Rating: 78 (39 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
6.
Rating: 76 (27 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
7.
Rating: 79 (39 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
8.
Rating: 82 (48 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
9.
Rating: 81 (41 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
10.
Rating: 77 (36 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
11.
Rating: 78 (38 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
12.
Rating: 76 (22 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Boys Don't Cry rankings

Boys Don't Cry collection

Boys Don't Cry ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 258 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 258 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate loggedMemberNo. album ratingsAvg. album rating
 
80/100
 Report rating
09/17/2019 17:12 cronadigallina  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,303 ratings65/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
08/15/2019 06:49 zielwolf37  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 32 ratings76/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
08/11/2019 04:53 Glitterboiii  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,274 ratings87/100
 
55/100
 Report rating
08/07/2019 18:47 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,542 ratings57/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
08/06/2019 07:51 yesvinyl  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,913 ratings55/100

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

Boys Don't Cry comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 12 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
80/100
From lleon79 07/20/2019 17:52
At first I didn't quite like this album (though I certainly rate it much higher than Three Imaginary Boys) as much as I love the other Cure albums. Maybe that was because I wasn't very fond of this beginner punk style, but as the years have gone by, I find myself revisiting this album a lot! Certainly they sound so young and unexperienced, but that's what gives this album its charm. So so good.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From emptysquares 05/17/2018 23:48
Sulky teenagers sing up-beat protest songs just before morphing into goths....
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From wooolf 09/27/2017 16:02
I like this album better than Three Imaginary Boys. The added tracks really do the album good. And some lesser tracks are dropped. I don't regard this as a compilation..
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From nitomano 12/30/2016 01:46
Includes new songs: Boys Don't Cry, Killing An Arab, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Plastic Passion, World War
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From swhaze 02/05/2015 21:36
This was the American equivalent of the British release Three Imaginary Boys.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
50/100
From timtooky 03/10/2014 16:10
seventeen seconds and boys don't cry - one band, one year - two worlds. on the one hand this dirty-punk-surf-rock-compliation of baseline-driven singles with the giggeling voice of robert. on the other hand the dark-gothic-piece-of-art.
before my very eyes it's easily seventeen seconds. but this one has it's moments too.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From LittleM1971 11/23/2013 21:54
Easily my favourite Cure album (OK I know it's classed as a compilation but only just). The tracks added here improve Three Imaginary Boys by someway. I love the feel and production of these songs, kinda sparse and the bass guitar sounds great. It also has of course the timeless 'Boy's Don't Cry' and the wonderful Fire in Cairo. To be honest I really like every track here. Just a great record.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From NickVolos 10/09/2013 12:17
I fell in love with this album when I first heard it...hmm...33 years ago. Still remains my favorite Cure album and always a good listen.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
60/100
From lightmyway 05/15/2012 19:12
Ah The Cure. Such a good band. This is the US version of their first album, Three Imaginary Boys. It replaces a few songs on that one with some singles and things. It's a great first album, but I can't say whether or not it's better than TIB because I haven't heard that album. This isn't goth yet but it doesn't need to be.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From Hayden 03/30/2012 22:15
Very summery, surf rock. Didn't know the Cure had this side. The title track is great, and the rest of the songs are so-so. It's an enjoyable listen though.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 12 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for Boys Don't Cry

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Login or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. The River by Bruce Springsteen
6. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Pretenders by Pretenders
9. Making Movies by Dire Straits
10. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
11. Permanent Waves by Rush
12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
14. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
15. Boy by U2
16. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince


 
Back to Top