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The Cure - Greatest Hits (2001)

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The Cure - Greatest Hits (2001)

The Cure - Greatest Hits (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 323 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor ( 589 437-2)

The Cure were never afraid of artistically defining themselves. They had their own sound, an eerie glamour surrounding a dark whimsicality, yet fans flocked to them throughout the '80s and '90s. Commercial or cult favorites, they're impressive as being one of the '80s' seminal bands who culled more than 30 critical singles. Compilations like 1986's Staring at the Sea: The Singles and 1997's Galore showcased the Cure's accessibility; therefore, having a solid greatest-hits collection might be a bit nonessential. Then again, releasing an album like this at the tip of the new millennium calls for a celebration, and that's what the Cure did. They collected 16 amazing cuts which spanned 23 years and recall what once was…

The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

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The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,01 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 344 MB | Covers - 198 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (984 008-0)

Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments - including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" - are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best.

The Cure - Pornography (1982) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005]

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The Cure - Pornography (1982) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005]

The Cure - Pornography (1982) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 765 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 269 MB | Covers - 187 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (982 183-7)

Later hailed as one of the key goth rock albums of the '80s and considered by many hardcore Cure fans to be the band's best album, Pornography was largely dismissed upon its 1982 release, witheringly reviewed as a leaden slab of whining and moping. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in between: Pornography is much better than most mainstream critics of the time thought, but in retrospect, it's not the masterpiece some fans have claimed it to be. The overall sound is thick and murky, but too muddy to be effectively atmospheric in the way that the more dynamic Disintegration managed a few years later. For every powerful track like the doomy opener "One Hundred Years" and the clattering, desolate single "The Hanging Garden," there's a sound-over-substance piece of filler like "The Figurehead," which sounds suitably bleak but doesn't have the musical or emotional heft this sort of music requires…

The Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010] (Re-up)

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The Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010] (Re-up)

The Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,38 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 512 MB | Covers - 216 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (532 456-6)

Expanding the latent arena rock sensibilities that peppered Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by slowing them down and stretching them to the breaking point, the Cure reached the peak of their popularity with the crawling, darkly seductive Disintegration. It's a hypnotic, mesmerizing record, comprised almost entirely of epics like the soaring, icy "Pictures of You." The handful of pop songs, like the concise and utterly charming "Love Song," don't alleviate the doom-laden atmosphere. The Cure's gloomy soundscapes have rarely sounded so alluring, however, and the songs - from the pulsating, ominous "Fascination Street" to the eerie, string-laced "Lullaby" - have rarely been so well-constructed and memorable. It's fitting that Disintegration was their commercial breakthrough, since, in many ways, the album is the culmination of all the musical directions the Cure were pursuing over the course of the '80s.

The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

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The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 653 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 233 MB | Covers - 148 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhino (R2 74063)

After recording one of their darkest albums, 1984's The Top, the Cure regrouped and shuffled their lineup, which changed their musical direction rather radically. While the band always had a pop element in their sound and even recorded one of the lightest songs of the '80s, "The Lovecats," The Head on the Door is where they become a hitmaking machine. The shiny, sleek production and laser-sharp melodies of "Inbetween Days" and "Close to Me" helped them become modern rock radio staples and the inspired videos had them in heavy rotation on MTV. The rest of the record didn't suffer for hooks and inventive arrangements either, making even the gloomiest songs like "Screw" and "Kyoto Song" sound radio-ready, and the inventive arrangements…

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (1979) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2004] (Re-up)

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The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (1979) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2004] (Re-up)

The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (1979) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 662 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 235 MB | Covers - 174 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhino (R2 78895)

Maybe it was youthful exuberance or perhaps it was the fact that the band itself was not pulling all the strings, Three Imaginary Boys is not only a very strong debut, but a near oddity (it's an admittedly "catchy" record) in the Cure catalog. More poppy and representative of the times than any other album during their long career, Three Imaginary Boys is a semi-detached bit of late-'70s English pop-punk. Angular and lyrically abstract, it's strong points are in its utter simplicity. There are no dirges here, no long suites, just short bursts of energy and a rather strange cover of Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." For some, this is the last good Cure record, many fans of this album being in no way prepared for the sparse emptiness and gloom that would be the cornerstone of future releases…

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds (1980) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005] (Re-up)

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The Cure - Seventeen Seconds (1980) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005] (Re-up)

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds (1980) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 558 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 205 MB | Covers - 150 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (982 183-1)

It's hard to believe that the Cure could release an album even more sparse than Three Imaginary Boys, but here's the proof. The lineup change that saw funkstery bassist Michael Dempsey squeezed out in favor of the more specific playing of (eventually the longest serving member outside Robert Smith) Simon Gallup, and the addition of keyboardist Mathieu Hartley resulted in the band becoming more rigid in sound, and more disciplined in attitude. While it is not the study in loss that Faith would become, or the descent into madness of Pornography, it is a perfect precursor to those collections. In a sense, Seventeen Seconds is the beginning of a trilogy of sorts, the emptiness that leads to the questioning and eventual madness of the subsequent work…

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

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The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.28 Gb | Scans ~ 147 Mb
Label: Fiction Records | # 511 124-2 | Time: 09:01:38
Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

Rare 1991 French-only 12-CD set, comprising all their albums from Three Imaginary Boys to Disintegration in individual card wallet picture sleeves, plus 68-page deluxe illustrated booklet [all text in French], housed in a picture box with pull-out tray and die-cut band logo section with rotating wheel insert!

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 254 Mb
Label: Polydor K.K. | # P33P 20105 | Time: 01:12:11
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Gothic Rock, New Wave

Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments – including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" – are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best.

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987 [Re-Up]

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The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987 [Re-Up]

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Post-Punk, Gothic Rock | Label: A&M Records | # CD 6020 | Time: 01:12:43

For American ears only, in the years before a new deal with Elektra finally granted the Cure the access to the airwaves that they'd all but given up dreaming of, …Happily Ever After is nothing less than a two-for-one repackaging of the band's second and third European albums, the brooding gloom of Seventeen Seconds and the affirmative darkness of Faith. It makes for discomforting listening, both for newcomers to the sound of the early group and for fans more accustomed to experiencing the two records in separate sittings. Together with the band's fourth album, Pornography, the two LPs here were the sound of the Cure racing to distance themselves not simply from their early reputation as a moody power pop band, but also from any of the other comparisons, compadres, and contemporaries that the post-punk scene could throw at them. Seventeen Seconds, one U.K. review famously remarked, was the sound of the band sitting in a dark room, staring at clocks. Faith was what happened when those clocks stopped.

The Cure - Paris (1993)

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The Cure - Paris (1993)

The Cure - Paris (1993)
Rock/Alternative/Gothic | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 Tracks
Fiction Records | fixcd 26/519 994 2 | CIS | ~377 + 149 Mb
Scans(300dpi, jpg) Included | Scans(600dpi, png) -> 147 Mb

Recorded live at Le Zenith, Paris, France in October 1992.

Show featured mostly hit singles; Paris features the songs that built their cult, including "Close to Me" and "Letter to Elise." Consequently, most fans will find this the more interesting of the two live albums, and, out of the two records, it is the more consistent and satisfying. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The Cure - Discography Part 2. Live Albums (1984-1993)

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The Cure - Discography Part 2. Live Albums (1984-1993)

The Cure - Discography Part 2. Live Albums (1984-1993)
Rock/Alternative/Goth/Post-Punk/New Wave | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR320
Scans(600dpi, jpg) | ~2647 + 1034 Mb | 3% recovery

4 Live Albums, 7 Releases, 8 CDs

The Cure - Classic Album Selection (1979-1984) (Remastered) (2011)

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The Cure - Classic Album Selection (1979-1984) (Remastered) (2011)

The Cure - Classic Album Selection (1979-1984) (Remastered) (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 441 MB
3:12:38 | Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk, Goth Rock
Label: Universal Music Group

Containing the band's first 5 classic albums, this collection serves as the ideal extended introduction for new fans, while offering an easy way to bolster or complete collections for existing fans. Starting with 1979's ‘Three Imaginary Boys’, it continues through to ‘Seventeen Seconds’, ‘Faith’, ‘Pornography’ & concluding with 1984's ‘The Top’.

VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs

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VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs

VA - Teenage Kicks (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 410 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal Music TV | # 583 264-2 | Time: 02:35:12
Punk-Rock, Pop-Punk, Post-Punk, Pub-Rock, New Wave, Reggae, Dub

Teenage Kicks chronicles one of pop music's most exciting periods–the glory days of punk and new wave. Comprising knockout classics from The Jam, Teenage Kicks, The Clash, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Siouxie & Banshees, Squeeze, Iggy Pop, The Boomtown Rats, B-52's, The Cure, Ian Dury, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello and many more, every single tune is an instant sing-a-long classic, sure to stir up fond memories of when music was vibrant, outspoken, and always refreshing.

Best Of The Cure (2009)

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Best Of The Cure (2009)

Best Of The Cure (2009)
Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 22 Tracks
Universal Music lebanon | 0149-2 | ~596 + 206 Mb
Booklet and Covers(300dpi, jpg) Included | Art(png, 600dpi) -> 154 Mb