The Cure

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

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Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments -- including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" -- are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Cure 06:16 SpotifyAmazon
2 The Cure 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 The Cure 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
4 The Cure 04:53 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Cure 03:13 SpotifyAmazon
6 The Cure 05:13 SpotifyAmazon
7 The Cure 07:00 SpotifyAmazon
8 The Cure 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
9 The Cure 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
10 The Cure 05:21 SpotifyAmazon
11 The Cure 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
12 The Cure 04:31 SpotifyAmazon
13 The Cure 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
14 The Cure 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
15 The Cure 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
16 The Cure 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
17 The Cure 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
18 The Cure 04:31 SpotifyAmazon
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