The Cure, Faith (1981)
I didn’t really think all that much of this at first, heard it fairly early on in my immersion. Once I jumped on board with The Cure that was it. I was going to say there was no looking back – but that’s precisely what I did, back to sweep up the albums I missed while all around me Friday I’m In Love was everywhere – including playing it myself in a covers band. But Faith was a hard one to grab. What won me over was the deluxe edition CD reissue a few years ago. No real reason for that – beyond the fact that it was a second dose of really diving right in, this time to scoop and trawl previously unheard extras and b-sides and all the usual bonus-disc ephemera. That all appealed. But then that fell away and I was left with the original album – and that’s what mattered to me. The starkness, this grim but really lovely album. Now a favourite. Funny how that happens sometimes.
Sample Track: Other Voices
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