Disintegration

Performers The Cure

Elektra | May 16, 1989 | Compact Disc

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Get on at the top of a slow, scary spiral downwards into oblivion with this typically alluring album by the Cure. While Disintegration includes some of the band’s most commercially successful songs, "Pictures of You," "Love Song" and "Fascination Street," the real beauty comes when you listen to the album in its entirety. Robert Smith clearly doesn’t write songs to stand on their own – he has to come up with a concept and then fill up each track with a different facet of that theme. From "Plainsong" to last, untitled track, this disc pulls you into the strange world that the band constructs, much like the Sirens with their enchanting song.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 16, 1989

Genre: Gothic

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1989

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 075596085526

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Disintegration

Disintegration

Performers The Cure

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 16, 1989

Genre: Gothic

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1989

Label Name: Elektra

UPC: 075596085526


Title Track Time
1.Plainsong --
2.Pictures Of You --
3.Closedown --
4.Love Song --
5.Last Dance - (bonus track) --
6.Lullaby --
7.Fascination Street --
8.Prayers For Rain --
9.Same Deep Water As You, The --
10.Disintegration --
11.Homesick - (bonus track) --
12.Untitled --

Editorial Notes

Dark, dreamlike and magical, Disintegration surely represents one of the Cure's finest hours. Although retaining the darkest elements of the earlier albums, it pointed the way towards the band's later, more commercial work on Wish. The intoxicating music draws the listener inexorably downwards, but somehow one remains buoyant - rarely since this album has Robert Smith surpassed the beauty and yearning of 'Pictures Of You', or the poignant pop of 'Love Song'. The nightmarish 'Lullaby', however, increases the pressure, and by the final tracks, all hope quite literally disintegrates. A unique and emotionally raw album, Disintegration evokes the sensation of inevitable, but desirable, death by drowning.