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The Cure
Seventeen Seconds

For some, this album is perfect for a hot weather when all you want to do is lie on your bed (and sweat). For others, it's the record for the late autumn time when leaves have fallen but there is no snow yet.

In any case, this album is definitely somewhat muted, down thing. Not as depressive as the following two albums "Faith" and "Pornography", and there's not much rage. It can be very comforting to listen to. Everything seems to be minimal and the vocals whisper, comment in a sort of non-raging way (maybe tense but not yelling).
The mood has changed from the previous album, it's getting dark, and The Cure are getting into their more melancholy side of trademark sound.

Sometimes I feel that this album is not long enough, you could listen to it forever, and the "repeat" button is ready to be pressed. I like the fact that the drums sound more mechanic; things are kept very well in control. Favorite track could be "Secrets", "At Night", "Play For Today", "In Your House" and the title track, and then there's of course the classic tracks "A Forest" and "M".
In fact, I think all of the tracks could be favorites in different times and feelings. No wonder I consider this album to be my favorite Cure album ever.

A true comfort blanket.

Release date: April 26, 2005
Label: Rhino / Wea
Rating: 0.0 / 10

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