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The Cure: Seventeen SecondsSeventeen Seconds (1980)
Reviewer Rating: 2.5
Contributed by: ngs091ngs091
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As probably the most unsuccessful album in the Cureís early career, their second album, Seventeen Seconds feels too cold for its own good. You see, this is meant to be a departure from the Wire-esque minimalist post-punk of their debut (Three Imaginary Boys / Boys Donít Cry) and is trying to be a mature and more personal affair. As the Cureís leader, Robert Smith has stated he was trying to bridge the sound of some depressive music staples, such as David Bowieís Low, Nick Drakeís Five Leaves Left and Van Morrisonís Astral Weeks among others. However, if this album fails, it's mostly due to a feeling of indifference.
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