by The CureThe Cure


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On the surface, Wish sounds happier than Disintegration, and the sunny British Invasion hooks of the hit single "Friday I'm in Love" certainly seem to indicate that the record is a brighter affair than its predecessor. Dig a little deeper and the album reveals itself to be just as tortured, and perhaps more despairing. Granted, the sound of the record, with its jangling guitars and simple arrangements, is more immediately accessible than the epic gloom of Disintegration, but nearly every song finds Robert Smith wracked with depression. Unfortunately, the even-handed production makes the record sound very similar, so it is less compelling than it might have been, but there are a handful of gems ("High," "A Letter to Elise," "Wendy Time," "Friday I'm in Love") that make the record worthwhile.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2001
Label: Polydor Uk
UPC: 0731451326127
catalogNumber: 5132612
Rank: 16171

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cure   Primary Artist
Perry Bamonte   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,6-string bass
Simon Gallup   Bass,Keyboards
Robert Smith   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,String Bass
Porl Thompson   Guitar
Boris Williams   Percussion,Drums
Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin   Viola

Technical Credits

Cure   Producer
Peter Gabriel   Composer
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Composer
Perry Bamonte   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Simon Gallup   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Steve Whitfield   Engineer
Boris Williams   Composer
Dave Allen   Producer,Engineer
David M. Allen   Producer,Engineer

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