Top 6 Songs by The Cure
Lately I’ve been listening to songs from The Cure more often.
I watched the Marvel film Ant-Man a couple of weeks ago and during one of the fight scenes, ‘Plainsong’ from The Cure’s Disintegration album started playing from a smartphone music app. Today I watched Season 1 episode 7 of the TV show Mr. Robot and “Pictures of You’, again from Disintegration, was played. It was a tune absolutely perfect for its opening scene. Made me realize how fortunate I am to grow to the band’s music and relate to these tunes.
The Cure’s music transcends a generation from eighties post-punk and new wave to modern day covers of their most popular and even obscure songs. The band’s discography is a treasure trove of deep, dark poetry but with some upbeat tunes and pop sensibility. How you categorize them doesn’t matter. Their longevity in the music industry has to be admired; Probably one of a few acts that could perform a really long concert set list.
If music is a panacea, then panacea is The Cure.
That said, here are my top 5 favorite tunes from The Cure plus a bonus track.