The Cure – 4:13 DREAM

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 1:03 am (... in CD, The music I hear) (, )


thecure-4.13dreamI bought The Cure latest album 4:13 Dream last week. At that time I had no choice, I really need to buy something new for my car audio, but Ayumi Hamasaki latest CD bundle was too expensive. I’ve never been a big fan of The Cure, in fact, I can’t handle some of their songs. But I really couldn’t leave some tracks like ‘Inbetween Days’, ‘Just Like Heaven’ and ‘Maybe Someday’ behind.

Marketing for 4:13 Dream is very unique. One single released at every 13th each month , for 4 months. Started with “The Only One”, then “Freakshow”, “Sleep when I’m Dead” and “Perfect Boy”. On the fifth month, the album “4:13 Dream” was released, contains 13 tracks. Cool huh?! 

Event though it was said that there are 4 singles, but I only had “The Only One” single on local radio. It’s catchy, I like it since the first time I heard it. But the album? the first time is a nightmare! it got me a headache X( But the weird thing’s I couldn’t stop listening to them, and after a week, well, I have to say now I really love them. I’m listening to them while I’m driving, I listed it on iTunes library, I have them on my iPod. 

The Cure is an old folks, formed in 1976 (wow, 6 years before I was born, even my parents not yet married 😮 ) My early The Cure songs is “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Friday I’m in Love”. Never bought the album nor single, I just bought “Galore” and “Singles”, their the best kind of album, and I lost them both. I watched the PVC since while they were still young and lean until now become old and (a bit) fat. But their music is still, Robert Smith’s vocal still whining and nice catchy melody. Now, the band is 32 years old, they’ve been sell 27 million record all over the world, and they’re still not in the mainstream.

My advice, if you’re not a big fan of The Cure, better listen to the tracks carefully. After 4-5 times, you’ll get a couple of songs that really got into your heart, and make you care no more of the (whining) vocals. My favorite tracks are: “The Only One”, “Perfect boy” and “This. Here and Now. With You”. All of them is a love song ^^. What yours?


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