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Biography

In 1976, the seventeen-year-old citizen of English town Crawly, Robert Smith, decided to form his own band. His classmates Michael Dempsey, Laurence Tolhurts and Porl Thompson joined him. The band took a name The Easy Cure and immediately got down to writing the material. In half a year, the group reduced the name to The Cure and began recording as a trio - as Porl Thompson left the collective. In 1979, The Cure released the debut - Three Imaginary Boys. However, the artists did not like the result of their work and re-recorded the majority of the material on the disc Boys Don't Cry. The musicians of The Cure formed the band Cult Hero, but it recorded only one single before disbanding. The band suffered the changes in the lineup - Dempsey left The Cure, Simon Gallup replaced him. The Cure went on a tour, during which Robert Smith started a project The Glove with Steven Severin, the member of Siouxsie & The Banshees - the duo created the Blue Sunshine album.

In 1980, The Cure released the ascetic disc Seventeen Seconds with the single A Forest, which became the first big success of The Cure in England. The new wave follow-up Faith was released on cassettes, in a pack with the Carnage Visors film soundtrack. In 1982, the dark and sharp disc Pornography saw light. It produced the single The Hanging Gardens, which was very demonstrative of the moods in the ready to break up band. Music and lyrics of Pornography also bore the trace of the drug abuse, which was common for all the members of The Cure for that moment. During the tour, the artist began to use the well-known image: complicated sizeable hairdo and frightening makeup. Around the same time, Simon Gallup exited the band. In 1984, The Cure issued the psychedelic disc The Top; this release coincided with Thompson's comeback. The decadent long-play The Head On The Door became a hit in 1985, featuring famous songs In Between Days and Close To Me. Double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me was released in 1987, spawning the melodic hits Why Can't I Be You? and Just Like Heaven.

In 1989, the apocryphal album Disintegration saw light. It contained the filled with dark romance tracks Lullaby, Lovesong and Pictures Of You. In May 1990, the remix compilation Mixed Up hit the shelves. The Wish album became the sound triumph of The Cure in the music world. After this release, Porl Thompson left The Cure again - this time in order to join Led Zeppelin. However, he came back in 2005. In 1994, Tolhurst, who exited the band in 1989, started a lawsuit against The Cure, but lost. In 1995, Jason Cooper became the drummer of the collective (before him The Cure saw Andy Anderson and Boris Williams on drums). In 1996, the Wild Mood Swings long-play produced popular hits The 13th and Mint Car. However, this album also signed the end of the commercial rise of The Cure. In 2000, the musicians recorded Bloodflowers. Robert Smith stated that the work was the last part of the trilogy, which was started by Pornography and followed by Disintegration. In 2004, the artists released the collection of b-sides and rarities Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 and the new full-length The Cure. After four years of silence, The Cure announces their work over the new studio attempt, which would be anticipated by four singles. In May 2008, The Only One single took a start. The release of the thirteenth studio album by The Cure is planned for September 2008. In 2004, the artists released the collection of b-sides and rarities Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 and the new full-length The Cure. After four years The Cure announced about working on their new studio attempt. It was anticipated by four singles, and one of them, The Only One, was issued in May 2008. The thirteenth studio album titled 4:13 Dream was released in 2008.

Studio Albums

The Cure, 4:13 Dream mp34:13 Dream
The Cure's thirteenth album 4:13 Dream has concentrated everything that the collective's lighter side has to offer, i.e. thoughtful philosophic compositions and complicated, surrealistic up-tempo songs
2008
  • Pop/Rock
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Faith mp3Faith
2005
  • Coldwave
  • Coldwave
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Bloodflowers mp3Bloodflowers
2000
  • Dream Pop
  • Gothic Rock
The Cure, Wild Mood Swings mp3Wild Mood Swings
1996
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
The Cure, Wish mp3Wish
1992
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Disintegration mp3Disintegration
1989
  • Dream Pop
  • Gothic Rock
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me mp3Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
1987
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Boys Don't Cry mp3Boys Don't Cry
1986
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, The Head on the Door mp3The Head on the Door
1985
  • Gothic Rock
  • Jangle Pop
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, The Top mp3The Top
1984
  • Neo-Psychedelia
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Pornography mp3Pornography
1982
  • Coldwave
  • Coldwave
  • Gothic Rock
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Seventeen Seconds mp3Seventeen Seconds
1980
  • Gothic Rock
  • Post-Punk

EP

The Cure, Hypnagogic States EP mp3Hypnagogic States EP
2008
  • Electronic
  • Post-Punk

Compilation albums

The Cure, Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities mp3Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities
2004
  • Electronic
  • Gothic Rock
  • Jangle Pop
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Post-Punk
  • Synth Pop
The Cure, Greatest Hits mp3Greatest Hits
2001
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, The Complete B-Side Collection 1979-1989 mp3The Complete B-Side Collection 1979-1989
1989
  • Gothic Rock
  • Electronic
  • Jangle Pop
  • New Wave
  • Pop/Rock
  • Post-Punk
  • Synth Pop
The Cure, Standing on a Beach: The Singles mp3Standing on a Beach: The Singles
1986
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Curiosity - The Cure Anomalies 1977-84 mp3Curiosity - The Cure Anomalies 1977-84
1984
  • Gothic Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Japanese Whispers mp3Japanese Whispers
1983
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
  • Synth Pop

Lives

The Cure, Paris mp3Paris
1993
  • Gothic Rock
  • Post-Punk
The Cure, Show mp3Show
1993
    The Cure, Entreat mp3Entreat
    1990
    • Gothic Rock
    • New Wave
    • Post-Punk
    The Cure, Concert: The Cure Live mp3Concert: The Cure Live
    1984
    • Electronic
    • Gothic Rock
    • Jangle Pop
    • New Wave
    • Pop/Rock
    • Post-Punk
    • Synth Pop

    Remixes

    The Cure, Mixed Up mp3Mixed Up
    1990
    • Electronic
    • Gothic Rock
    • New Wave
    • Synth Pop