Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Disintegration by The Cure (1989), was an album that satisfied my goth side quite well. Moody, atmospheric, lush production, great songs…Disintegration was an album that sounded amazing after dark. It also sounded fantastic when played loud. As a matter of fact, there was an instruction printed on the back cover that prompted the listener to do just that. Robert Smith reached his highest success with this one, and reportedly was at his highest while writing the songs. Whatever his chemical intake, Smith crafted some gorgeous and foreboding music…Lovesong, Fascination Street, The Same Deep Water As You, Lullaby, Plainsong, and the title track are all just magnificent. This is one of those rainy day or full moon night kind of records, and it is one of the best you will ever hear.

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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