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  1. 91
    All 32 tracks are performed with the band's signature gloomy/giddy passion. [16 Dec 2011, p.83]
  2. 90
    This collection captures a beautiful set from a legendary group that remains vibrant and continues to look forward into the future.
  3. Jan 13, 2012
    80
    This captures The Cure at their crowd-pleasing best, an ageless band reveling in their past. [Feb 2012, p.83]
  4. Dec 9, 2011
    70
    Bestival Live 2011 is an understandably honest reflection of the Cure in the popular mind as their commercial high point recedes further into the past, but given Smith and the band's other contemporaneous activities, it's an incomplete portrait.
  5. Jan 31, 2012
    70
    They've written material that holds up through the looking glass of time, and Bestival is ultimately a testament to a band running through the hits with some level of gusto and verve, making them seem fresh and exciting so many years removed from their gestation.
  6. Jan 19, 2012
    70
    The album should serve as both a challenge to younger bands to up their live game and a particularly dynamic treat for fans.
  7. Jan 6, 2012
    58
    While the collection speaks highly of the Cure's professionalism, it never catches spark, save for a performance of "The Caterpillar", reportedly their first since 1984.

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