User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  1. RyanP
    Feb 16, 2004
    9
    For those of us die-hard fans this is a very good set. But dont forget.....The album re-issues are coming this year
  2. SHAMILS
    Feb 27, 2004
    10
    being a cure fan since the age of 13(now 29),i've been a collector of all rarities/b sides/bootlegs of the cure.really happy that it's become something accessible to everybody.
  3. ZOmennZ
    Mar 22, 2004
    10
    Two words "Fuking brilliant"
  4. HugoG
    Feb 28, 2004
    10
    Only for hardcore Cure-ists.
  5. CarlS
    Jun 26, 2004
    10
    if you like the cure you need this, absolutely brilliant and mana for this longtime fan. Special mention to the booklet, which is informative and excellent. (New order, take note, THIS is what fans want from a boxset). Best boxset since Heart and Soul by Joy Division.
  6. DavidB
    Aug 20, 2005
    10
    A beautiful collection.
  7. TonyM
    Feb 22, 2004
    10
    IF you dont like it, die
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Despite a blip of vital signs, this 4-CD sprawl does The Cure's reputation no real favours. [Feb 2004, p.106]
  3. Uncut
    60
    This run would undoubtedly be shown to greater effect on a more succinct collection. [Feb 2004, p.86]