September 23, 2021

The Cure - Japanese Whispers (1983) ☠

*U.S first pressing. 
This is a compilation that consists of singles that were released
 between November 1982 and November 1983.
Contains 7 tracks total.

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: New Wave, Synth Pop
Label Number: 9 25076-2
.FLAC via Florenfile
.AAC 256 kbps via Florenfile

☠: Selected by Lass
© 1983-1988 Sire/Fiction Records
Japanese Whispers Review by Chris True
After the fallout both psychologically and physically of Pornography, it looked unlikely that anyone would hear from the Cure ever again. Surprisingly, from 1982-1983 Robert Smith and (now keyboardist) Lol Tolhurst put out some of the catchiest singles of their career. "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and "The Lovecats" were not only singles that got the Cure radio play and made them a household name, but more importantly marked the next phase in the music of the Cure, which would reach its peak with albums like Head on the Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Dropping the stripped-down darkness of Faith and Pornography, the songs on Japanese Whispers (the aforementioned singles from that era, including all the B-sides) are light, dancy, and at times jazzy. Adding new keyboard sounds, old-timey percussion, standup bass, and some damn silly lyrics rejuvenated Robert Smith and sent him on a course that would cement his role as one of the most interesting musicians to emerge from the '80s underground. Japanese Whispers is one of those rare releases when a singles collection works just as well as a standard-issue album.

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