1/1/1980 Unknown UK Source
The Cure: 'A Forest' (Fiction FICS 10)
Unfortunately tagged as naively witty suburbanites by admirers, the precocious darlings by detractors, the Cure's severe growth problems were largely caused by unwarranted heavy attention early on. Consequently, writer Robert Smith's ability to construct fleetingly mysterious and highly evocative scenarios went uncredited, as critics tried instead to pinpoint the band sociologically. "A Forest" is a good example, which gets better with age: Smith's dry, lost vocal tells of an unsettled individual listening out for a strage guiding voice, while the band play an attractively doomy tune, enhanced by reticent drums and carefully folded-in keyboard lines. Nice, vaguely psychedelic, production too.