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The Cure

Disintegration: Deluxe Edition

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June 8, 2010

The Cure's 1989 masterpiece gave goth its Dark Side of the Moon — an alienated opus from a tortured star that only deepened his fame. Robert Smith translated the gloom of their gory early-Eighties records into sweeping stadium rock on great, woozy singles ("Love Song," "Pictures of You"), but their heart lies in towering black-gray ballads. Two extra discs (one of demos, one of live songs) are pretty worthless, but the album's tension between masochistic experiment and big pop still blazes.

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