Simply put, The Cure is the most consistent work the band has done since 1989's Disintegration. It may
not be as close to perfection as that album was, but it beats 1992's Wish, 1996's Wild Mood Swings and
2000's Bloodfowers for vitality and energy. There could be a slew of alternative radio staples such as
Before Three, The End Of The World, Anniversary, alt.end, (I Don't Know What's Going)On and Taking Off.
While the 10 minute plus The Promise ought to satisfy anyone who longs for The Cure when they peformed
longer songs. My least favorite track is Us Or Them in which Robert Smith felt the need to use the
f-word repeatedly to get across the idea that he was angry. The rest of the songs are good, but the
bottom line is consistency as a whole album, and that is definitely what The Cure has on it. If I were
to compare this album with any previous Cure album it would be 1985's The Head On The Door, which is
one of my favorites. My least favorite Cure albums are 1984's The Top and Bloodflowers. There are
several songs on The Cure that ought to remind fans of why they liked the band in the first place. So,
enough quibbling, just buy the cd!