Boys Don't Cry (compilation album) by The Cure

Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
(Compilation album)
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,850th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 308 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (39th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (286th)
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The Cure bestography

Boys Don't Cry is ranked 9th 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 27,735.

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78/100 (from 308 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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85/100
From 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.
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From 05/17/2018 23:48
Sulky teenagers sing up-beat protest songs just before morphing into goths....
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From 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..
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75/100
From 12/30/2016 01:46
Includes new songs: Boys Don't Cry, Killing An Arab, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Plastic Passion, World War
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From 02/05/2015 21:36
This was the American equivalent of the British release Three Imaginary Boys.
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From 10/05/2014 14:57
This is basically a modified version of their debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. It's a good modification though, as it takes out some poor songs and replaces them with classics like Boys Don't Cry, Killing An Arab, etc.
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From 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.
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From 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.
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90/100
From 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.
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From 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.
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