The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys

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. For the most die-hard Cure-head, however, it's an interesting sidenote, hard to place in the general flow of the band's discography. 4.5 Stars - C. True allmusic.com 

Tracklist

A1 10.15 Saturday Night
A2 Accuracy
A3 Grinding Halt
A4 Another Day
A5 Object
A6 Subway Song
B1 Foxy Lady
B2 Meat Hook
B3 So What
B4 Fire In Cairo
B5 It's Not You
B6 Three Imaginary Boys
B7 The Weedy Burton

 

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