The Cure

Seventeen Seconds

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Released in May 1980, this record is the place where The Cure really started to develop their unique early 80's sound. It's sparse, precise and rhythmic, with those gorgeous melodies always on top. This album features 'A Forest' which is still regarded as one of The Cure's greatest ever songs.


Martin says: My favourite Cure album. A giant leap forward from the post punky snarl of "Three Imaginary Boys", "Seventeen Seconds" set the scene for the brooding majesty that was to follow. Sombre, stripped back and with a quiet power that was to bettered only (maybe) by Joy Division. While it the features such stark beauty as "A Forest", "M", "In Your House" and "At Night", the whole is a thing of cold magnificence that, in my humble opinion, few, if anyone, ever surpassed.


1. A Reflection
2. Play For Today
3. Secrets
4. In Your House
5. Three
6. The Final Sound
7. A Forest
8. M
9. At Night
10. Seventeen Seconds

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