Join The Dots: B-Sides And Rarities, 1978-2001 Image
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  • Summary: This 70-track, 4-disc collection is just what the title says: every Cure B-side and compilation track, in chronological order, from 1978-2001, each newly remastered and accompanied by extensive liner notes by Robert Smith.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
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  1. It, admittedly, may be a bit too much for someone who isn't quite a big devotee of the band, but it's a veritable godsend for those who've been waiting for this for years.
  2. Only Disc 1 is essential, but even the lesser material leaves lipstick traces. [5 Mar 2004, p.68]
  3. Still, three CDs of good-to-great music is a pretty acceptable ratio, and while this is not meant for the casual Cure fan, it’s an essential purchase for the hardcore ones.
  4. It's here, about halfway through this four-disc set, that most people will turn off Join the Dots.
  5. Brilliant band then, not so brilliant boxset.
  6. 60
    Despite a blip of vital signs, this 4-CD sprawl does The Cure's reputation no real favours. [Feb 2004, p.106]
  7. The B-side was never meant to bear this much relentless inspection. [Feb 2004, p.113]

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