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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

438

The Cure, 'Boy Don't Cry'


The Cure, 'Boy Don't Cry'
438/500

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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