1/1/1986 Unknown Source
The Cure: Staring At The Sea Polygram 829392
This fine compilation - with its four extra tracks that are not on the black vinyl version, Standing On The Beach - charts one of the more remarkable success stories of British pop. It tells how an odd young group grew from the most esoteric of spindly art-rock bands (Killing An Arab) through a middle period of growing confidence (Jumping Someone Elseís Train) to their present position of pre-eminence as the nearest thing to the Pink Floyd weíve got. Their music isnít anything like as portentous but itís no less concentrated and doleful, lightened only by Robert Smithís impish sense of the absurd.
Also Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Japanese Whispers, Live, Pornography, The Head On The Door, The Top, Boys Donít Cry