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Editors’ Notes

By 1987 the Cure were among the most successful “alternative” rock bands in the world. Their previous album, 1985’s The Head on the Door, had been a massive hit and expectations were high. After years of single-minded leadership, Robert Smith was opening the band up to be more of a democracy and the additional input of his fellow bandmates led to such an overabundance of material that the group determined Kiss Me would need to be a double album. From the long instrumental passages that add to the album’s intense, epic mood to the ornate, ‘80s psychedelic flourishes that color the tracks, Kiss Me is a headphone listener’s dream. “Why Can’t I Be You?” and “Just Like Heaven” are the obvious radio-friendly pop songs, while “The Kiss,” “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep,” “How Beautiful You Are…” and “The Perfect Girl” reflect the heavy romance that replaced the group’s earlier unnerving despair. Emotions continue to dominate with overstated urgency, but it’s with a bit more sense of play.

Customer Reviews

Hypnotic and Quirky, Great Chemisty

Wow... This is one great Album. I love this time frame for The Cure. The variety of songs allows you to wander and pulls you back in for love, intense emotion, darkened tones of remorse, wonder, and even some bliss. The chemistry is right though, with Porl Thompson on guitar, and Boris Williams on drums... and Simon and Robert as the mainstays..they equate to The Cure that is most well known. The reasons are plenty, but among them, Porl and Robert compliment each other, and Boris was the Drummer who provided all of the hypnotic beats through the "Wish" album. When Porl and Boris left, The Cure remain strong but a different pathway of sonics is uncovered... Only Roger makes an additional improvement after Tol Lolhursts is kicked out... This Album is Great though and pulls them together even tighter after a great previous album, Head On The Door... Favorites are: Torture, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, All I Want, Like Cockatoos, Fight, Icing Sugar, How Beautiful You Are, and Just Like Heaven... So many great tracks and more still un-named.

Almost Complete...

This was/is one of my favorite albums from The Cure, however I was really disappointed to find that the title track wasn't available. I'm beginning to think my ancient cassette tape of this album is the only one in existance with Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me on it. It's a great song, and it's exclusion from iTunes causes me great pain. The rest of the album is great too, classic Cure, great tones and tunes.

May I Introduce...

This is the one. The album that opened most peoples ears to the sound that is The Cure. Mention The Cure to most anyone who knows music, and they invariably mention a song from Kiss Me. This release has a multitude of great radio singles, as well as other fantastic songs. The release is considered a double album, and the cassette version offered an additional song called "Hey You". Due to time limitation, the CD had to illiminate this track. (A version of this track can be found on Join The Dots). Not counting the singles albums, this release is probably the one most casual Cure fans own, or at least should. It is great music for parties, or just hanging out enjoying life.

Biography

Formed: 1976 in Crawley, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became well-known for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish appearance, a public image that often hid the diversity of the Cure's music. At the outset, the Cure played jagged, edgy pop songs before slowly evolving into a more textured outfit. As one of the...
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