4:13 Dream

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
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  1. The territory is familiar, occasionally too familiar....But it’s not a comforting nostalgic reprise; it’s another plunge into the maelstrom.
  2. 80
    While the album won’t produce any converts or even revive interest in the band’s newer music among purists, it’s an enjoyable, self-assured collection of jangly guitar pop tunes that sounds guided by the group’s own creative compass instead of fickle fans’ expectations.
  3. 4:13 Dream is admirably taut and vibrant.
  4. If it ain’t broke you may smear it with red lipstick and back-comb its hair. But do NOT fix it.
  5. The only problem is that the rambling approach that let Smith get these things out has kept the results from being all they might have been.
  6. Obviously nobody's expecting them to record anything revolutionary at this stage of their career, but it's fair to say that this album will probably only get Cure enthusiasts excited.
  7. 4:13 Dream is slightly better than the misguided hype suggests.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    Just because the band's been around a while, and has developed a certain "sound" doesn't mean everything they do is old hat. I can'tJust because the band's been around a while, and has developed a certain "sound" doesn't mean everything they do is old hat. I can't understand why this album has not been better appreciated. Full of energy, inventiveness, careful composition. And I haven't liked a Cure album since Wish--not even a little bit. This album is what nobody wants to call it--a return to form. I never thought I'd like another Cure album. Much less love one. Expand
  2. AaronL.
    Oct 30, 2008
    10
    Lovely album, swirling from pop to the epic underneath the stars, not a cure classic from beginning to end but brilliant all the same, i love it!
  3. MathiasD.
    Oct 31, 2008
    10
    The Cure is the best rock band of the world and the album 4:13 is a DREAM !
  4. kevinm.
    Nov 1, 2008
    9
    A solid cure album. Several stand out tracks including Underneath the Stars and Sleep When I'm Dead. If you don't like this, A solid cure album. Several stand out tracks including Underneath the Stars and Sleep When I'm Dead. If you don't like this, I'm afraid you don't like the cure, and probably shouldn't be reviewing their records professionally. Expand
  5. Xanty
    Mar 11, 2009
    9
    I goy it, left it, heard it twice and put it down.... weeks later, I gave it another chance, and it is doing my head... taking it to the sky I goy it, left it, heard it twice and put it down.... weeks later, I gave it another chance, and it is doing my head... taking it to the sky and back! Really good album, full with melodies, emotions, pounding heartbits and colour. I didn't think I would like a Cure album so much, without looking a copy of past glories. Buy it. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2011
    7
    I miss the old days of The Cure when every single song on the album was beautiful and dark. These more modern pieces are good, but certainlyI miss the old days of The Cure when every single song on the album was beautiful and dark. These more modern pieces are good, but certainly not great. Expand
  7. LevL.
    Nov 1, 2008
    1
    Bobby still desperately underinspired since at least 20 years. Pop goes pop artist !

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