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The best album credited to The Cure is Disintegration which is ranked number 35 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 31,251.

The Cure is ranked number 30 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 58,891.

The Cure official website: http://www.thecure.com

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The Cure best albums

The following albums by The Cure are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1989
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31,258
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1982
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5,946
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1985
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4,914
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1987
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1992
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1981
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1979
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Boys Don't Cry 
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1980
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2000
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992
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Total albums: 35. Page 1 of 4

This may not be a complete discography for The Cure.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Cure bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 1 0%
1980s 14 0%
1990s 10 0%
2000s 7 0%
2010s 3 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 26 74%
Yes 9 26%
Live? Albums %
No 30 86%
Yes 5 14%

The Cure best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 92 (315 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
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Rating: 92 (536 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 91 (503 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 90 (472 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 90 (255 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album The Head On The Door)
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Rating: 89 (238 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Seventeen Seconds)
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Rating: 89 (389 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 89 (422 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 88 (413 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 88 (217 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album The Head On The Door)
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Rating: 88 (203 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Wish)
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Rating: 87 (218 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Pornography)
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Rating: 86 (106 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Wish)
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Rating: 86 (354 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 86 (108 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Three Imaginary Boys)
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Rating: 85 (179 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pornography)
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Rating: 85 (122 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Faith)
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Rating: 85 (123 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Faith)
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Rating: 85 (351 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Disintegration)
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Rating: 85 (107 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Wish)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Cure ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 248 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 84.7/100, a mean average of 84.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 11.9.

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From 12 hours ago
not on the same level as joy division or depeche but their ok
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From 09/24/2020 20:36
In just the last year I've become a Cure fan, I'm not sure how I missed them. I'm a chick from the '80's, I got hooked on metal music. My husband was listening to the Disintegration album one night, and I said I love that music ! and then we listened to Cureation and the song Want came on and I've been hooked on the Cure ever since!!
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From 07/02/2019 01:44
Watched their superb live set at Glastonbury via my television. BBC showed it. It was a good set. Robert got emotional. I agree that they are one of the best live acts around. I saw them once - on the Wish tour in 1992. I was 16 or 17. Blew me away. Still the best gig I have ever been to.
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From 07/02/2019 00:05
Seen them live last week, and now that I’ve regained my senses I have to say something about The Cure. Since I’m better at lists than writing in English, here’s my favourite albums:

1. Disintegration (first three are VERY close)
2. Pornography (the highest highs, but not as consistent)
3. Wish (severely underrated, their most diverse)
4. The Head On The Door (perfect pop album?)
5. Seventeen Seconds (a course in how to make an album)
6. Faith (I feel bad for putting it this low)
7. Three Imaginary Boys / Boys Don’t Cry
8. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
9. Bloodflowers
10. Wild Mood Swings
11. The Top
12. 4:13 Dream
13.The Cure

Japanese Whispers and Standing On The Beach would probably rank somewhere around Three Imaginary Boys. Also a shoutout to their many incredible live albums, some of which would rank pretty high if I were to include them.

And as an addition my fave songs
1. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
2. A Strange Day (possibly the most unsettling guitar riff ever)
3. Open
4. The Same Deep Water As You
5. Cold
6. Plainsong
7. Prayers For Rain
8. All Cats Are Grey
9. Boys Don’t Cry, Lullaby, In Between Days (shoutout to their many amazing hits, these are my favs right now)
10. The Final Sound / A Forest (cause you’re not a fan if you don’t have Forest in top 10)

One of the best bands that I’ve ever heard both live and in studio, hands down.
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90/100
From 07/01/2019 14:30
An ethereal, scintillating, truly magical band. There isn't a single record they've released that doesn't linger in your mind and capture in some way that other artists just don't seem to be able to do. The depth and variety of their back catalogue is testament to just how accomplished their sound is.

One of the God-Tier artists of the Alternative genre, and an absolute pinnacle of gothic rock and post-punk. Look no further for the most heartbreakingly brilliant music around.
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From 07/14/2018 12:58
Am I the only one who noticed that some Cure albums are underrated here? "Pornography" is considered to be a masterpiece by other music communities, while "Faith" and "Seventeen Seconds" should have definitely been rated at least 80 or above.
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From 02/08/2018 03:34
After the Beatles and Pink Floyd they are my favourite band, and certainly my favourite band of the 80s and beyond (ok they started in the late 70s). They are the best band to emerge from the post-punk scene. They are also awesome live - they are famous for their long sets and great live sound. Robert Smith is a genius and just like the character said on the famous Mecha-Streisand episode of South Park- "Disintegration is the best album ever!!!!"
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From 11/09/2017 12:06
Didn't know I loved Gothic Rock so much before The Cure.
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From 06/20/2016 12:12
The Cure have saved the lives of billions of people
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From 02/19/2016 14:40
This may say something more about me than the current state of the music scene! Of the albums I bought last year (at least 200, new releases but mostly back catalogue) my favourite was Join the Dots; a 4 CD comp of Cure B sides and rarities. Not your average album of this ilk, each disk is a stand alone set by itself. I am, obviously, a massive fan and would recommend the box set to any other serious 'Cureist', mine cost 20 quid off Amazon, absolute bargain!
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