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Disintegration: Deluxe Edition

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The Cure | FEAR OF GHOSTS Robert Smith of The Cure
Everett Collection

Disintegration: Deluxe Edition

Current Status:
In Season

We gave it an A

Originally deemed too gloomy for airplay, this album of ultra-romantic synth dirges broke goths’ cold hearts and became the Cure’s biggest record. With raw demos, lost B sides, and a stellar 1989 live set, Disintegration: Deluxe Edition, this three-CD reissue offers a revealing ”making of,” complete with notes from frontman Robert Smith, who braved a studio fire to save the album’s lyrics. No wonder he sings like he’s scarred. A

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