Pornography

Pornography

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by The Cure
     
 

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Later hailed as one of the key goth rock albums of the '80s and considered by many hardcore Cure fans to be the band's best album, Pornography was largely dismissed upon its 1982 release, witheringly reviewed as a leaden slab of whining and moping. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in between: Pornography is much better than most

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Later hailed as one of the key goth rock albums of the '80s and considered by many hardcore Cure fans to be the band's best album, Pornography was largely dismissed upon its 1982 release, witheringly reviewed as a leaden slab of whining and moping. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in between: Pornography is much better than most mainstream critics of the time thought, but in retrospect, it's not the masterpiece some fans have claimed it to be. The overall sound is thick and murky, but too muddy to be effectively atmospheric in the way that the more dynamic Disintegration managed a few years later. For every powerful track like the doomy opener "One Hundred Years" and the clattering, desolate single "The Hanging Garden," there's a sound-over-substance piece of filler like "The Figurehead," which sounds suitably bleak but doesn't have the musical or emotional heft this sort of music requires. Pornography is an often intriguing listen, but it's just a bit too uneven to be considered a classic.

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Release Date:
03/28/2006
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227335120
catalogNumber:
73351

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Pornography 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is The Cure's greatest masterpiece. It is their most important and most timeless album. The songs are dark, poetic, and very powerful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
amazingly hard rocking goth that more people need to hear. amazing lyrics and equally amazing sound..buy this cd you'll thank yourself a thousand times if not more...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is The Cure at their WORST!!! I of course mean as far as the states their minds are in here. "Nihilism took over" - Simon Gallup. It's The Cure very foul, hopelessly depressed, and extremely angry!!! The entire album is perfect and DARK as can be. Great catchy drum beats! I find it psychedelic second only to being dark. The critcs were completely wrong about this one! Not for lovers of sappy happy or sentimental love songs for sure.
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