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The Cure: Three Imaginary BoysThree Imaginary Boys (1979)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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Conventional wisdom says an album without “the hits” should be weaker, but in the battle of the Cure’s Three Imaginary Boys vs. Boys Don’t Cry, one finds a pleasant surprise. For us Yanks, Boys Don’t Cry is the Cure’s debut, a tightly wound post-punk/new wave set boosted by hits like “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Killing an Arab” and “Jumping Someone Else’s Train.” But it’s actually a hodgepodge of singles mixed with the tracks from the band’s actual debut, Three Imaginary Boys. But that record, in its undiluted form, is actually the superior spin.
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