4:13 Dream - The Cure
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  1. Overall, 4:13 Dream is an extremely consistent album throughout its runtime.
  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. He has regularly crept back to the light of the charts and 4:13 Dream is such an occasion. And one which, given the ’80s revival, is timed to perfection.
  4. Not all this mope-a-dope sounds fresh, but let's hope Smith doesn't find his cure for pain just yet.
  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. 60
    The four-piece line-up allows for some breathing space amid the existential shitstorm. [Dec 2008, p.101]
  7. The tunes are occasionally catchy, if too often merely adequate, and the instrumentation feels like a familiar, if torn, blanket when it’s not trying too hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Alex
    Oct 30, 2008
    10
    This blew my freaking mind. "It's Over" is definitely the best album closer they've ever had, and "Scream" was surprisingly... This blew my freaking mind. "It's Over" is definitely the best album closer they've ever had, and "Scream" was surprisingly... something... surprising, I guess. Long live The Cure. Expand
  2. ShannonL.
    Oct 31, 2008
    10
    The first listen, there were a few songs I was not so sure about. But after the 2nd and 3rd, (and 4th, 5th)time through, some of these have The first listen, there were a few songs I was not so sure about. But after the 2nd and 3rd, (and 4th, 5th)time through, some of these have ended up being my favorites! As a whole, a great album that touches nicely on everything that make the Cure a great band. A mix of dreamy, silly, moody,poppy rock that is of a time and place all it's own. Siren song would fit nicely on wms, Underneath the stars is lovely, Bloodflowers-esque. It's Over sounds kiss me-ish. Perfect Boy is a perfect single, and though I thought it was a throwaway song at first, This Here and Now With You is quickly becoming one of my favorites! All in all, a stellar album any Cure fan will adore. Crack-a-lackin'! Expand
  3. CherylG
    Nov 20, 2008
    10
    I just can't stop listening to this album! The Cure album I've been waiting for since Wish. Bravo Robert and company!
  4. Fredrick
    Nov 2, 2008
    9
    4:13 Dream is one of the strongest records The Cure have made in the past 16 years. Definately the best since Wish, although I did love 4:13 Dream is one of the strongest records The Cure have made in the past 16 years. Definately the best since Wish, although I did love Bloodflowers, Wish had a more poppy sound and as such 4:13 Dream comes closer to that. Like Wish, 4:13 Dream is a schizophrenic sounding records with lot's of different styles; there's traces of said record (The only One), Disintegration (Underneath The Stars), Kiss Me x3 (Sirensong), Pornography (The Scream) etc. The closer It's Over is a frantic, over-the-top heavy rocker and it's AMAZING! The Cure have never ended an album like this before.. 4:13 Dream is up there with the best. It sounds surprisingly fresh and very different from past work. Worth a listen for the sceptical and worth a buy for the true fans who support them no matter if it's good or bad. Like Me. The only negative thing about it is that the songs don't have a very emotional impact, if any, on you (except maybe UTS). If the songs were more emotional it would be a 10! But as it is it's a fine, outstanding effort from the best band in the world. THE CURE! Expand
  5. SixtoL.
    Nov 12, 2008
    8
    I'd like this album, it's not a masterpiece but you can compare it with wish have lot of musical diversity. A great album.
  6. sVc
    Nov 2, 2008
    7
    This is a solid effort, but not their best. If you are a Cure fan, then it will be worth the wait. Being a huge fan of theirs from the This is a solid effort, but not their best. If you are a Cure fan, then it will be worth the wait. Being a huge fan of theirs from the 80's I always think their next one will be a letdown. But with the exception of "Wild Mood Swings", I've never been really disappointed. I can't say there are any songs that stand out on this, but I at least can listen to most of these songs and be satisfied. Expand
  7. LevL.
    Nov 1, 2008
    1
    Bobby still desperately underinspired since at least 20 years. Pop goes pop artist !

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