Prayers For Rain (track) by The Cure

Prayers For Rain by The Cure
Year: 1989
From the album Disintegration (track #8)
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From 06/05/2019 09:06
"Prayers for Rain" is one of the many brilliant moments of the album. Again Smith delivers a great vocal performance. Drama and threat. Smith takes his listener to Limbo, to a corner of life where the meaninglessness of human existence is magnified. It is very clever to give the hopeless an instrumental voice. As with more songs on the album, the structure of the song is stuck in multiple layers of different instruments. The guitar does not claim the lead role, but seeks a balance with the again very nicely arranged strings, the many echoes and the excessive reverb.
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From 07/14/2017 04:41
My lowest rated on this great record
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From 01/14/2013 08:34
Great Bass texture.
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