4:13 Dream

4:13 Dream

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by The Cure
     
 

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4:13 Dream may open with the doomed romanticism of "Underneath the Stars," but that slow-crawling mini-epic is a feint, momentarily disguising how this is the Cure's poppiest album since 1992's Wish. But despite the preponderance of sprightly tempos and singsong hooks, nothing about 4:13 Dream feelsSee more details below

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4:13 Dream may open with the doomed romanticism of "Underneath the Stars," but that slow-crawling mini-epic is a feint, momentarily disguising how this is the Cure's poppiest album since 1992's Wish. But despite the preponderance of sprightly tempos and singsong hooks, nothing about 4:13 Dream feels especially light, perhaps because Robert Smith chooses to pair these songs with a heavy dose of angst. On "The Reasons Why," the catchiest tune here, Smith sings about suicide with no trace of irony. The pristine production emphasizes Smith's stylized mannerisms. Buried toward the back of 4:13 Dream are two songs with hooks that nevertheless dig underneath the skin: "The Perfect Boy" and "This. Here and Now. With You."

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - David Fricke
1/2 On the verge of 50 and leading a double-guitar gnarly-glam version of the Cure, Smith sounds less like a lovesick prince in 4:13 Dream's looping-riff viscera and swallow-you-whole echo, and more like the avenging middle-aged Roger Waters on Pink Floyd's Animals.
Entertainment Weekly - Andy Greenwald
Smith once again indulges in his patented bipolar cocktail of feedback-drenched swoons (''Underneath the Stars'') spiked with bursts of giddy pop (''The Only One''). [B]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0602517642256
catalogNumber:
001091302

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