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THE CURE (l.-r.) Perry Bamonte, Roger O'Donnell, Jason Cooper, Smith, Simon Gallup

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Lead Performance: The Cure; Genre: Rock

Robert Smith's songwriting for The Cure has always possessed more depth and sensitivity than his mope-meister image would suggest. Nowhere is that more apparent than on this poignant song cycle, Bloodflowers, on which introspective numbers speak of endings and departures with a resonant midlife melancholy -- and an implicit sense of hope -- making this one of the band's most affecting works.

 
 

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