500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Cure, 'Boy Don't Cry'

438. The Cure, 'Boy Don't Cry'

PVC, 1980

Before they became a goth-punk group, the Cure were a minimalist, inventive post-punk power trio. Boys is all hummable hooks, choppy guitars and mopey vocals. "10:15 Saturday Night" and "Jumping Someone Else's Train" are ingenious: You wait for a guitar solo and get a club-footed bass line instead.

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