The Cure Discography
Given the large amount of material, finding the five best albums in The Cure discography can be quite difficult. Forming in 1976, the band has been an influential part of music for several decades and has been credited with helping create a whole new genre of music in gothic rock. Despite several lineup changes throughout the years The Cure have continually released amazing albums. Here are the five best.
- "Disintegration" (1989)– Released by Fiction Records, "Disintegration" is The Cure’s eighth studio album. This amazing album is not only very introspective but also a return to the gloomy gothic rock style of the bands early years."Disintegration" contains several hit singles such as “Lovesong” and “Lullaby” but the album is solid from top to bottom. You can try, but you won’t find a better Cure album than this one.
- "Pornography" (1982)– "Pornography" is the fourth studio album from The Cure. Perhaps the band’s darkest album it has been considered one of the best gothic rock albums of all time. Robert Smith has been known to say that this album is the first in a trilogy of albums that best define the band, the second being "Disintegration".
- "Head on the Door" (1985)– "Head on the Door" is another terrific effort by The Cure. This is the first record to feature drummer Boris Williams, who went on to leave the band in 1993. This Cure album is highlighted by the hit single “Close to Me”.
- "Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities" (1978-2001)– This album is a special treat for fans of The Cure. Although not a traditional studio album, this box set has a large number of remixes and unreleased material, all of which have been digital remastered. The box set comes with four jam packed CDs and is a great way to hear a lot of hard to find songs by the Cure.
- "Bloodflowers" (2000)– Although only gaining moderate success, many fans consider "Bloodflowers" to be The Cure’s return to their roots. Robert Smith considers this to be the third album in the trilogy of albums that best expresses the band. This album is also a sign of the times in that it is the band’s first album to see notable success over the internet, making it to number two on the top internet albums of 2000.