Greatest Hits

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  1. Boys Don't Cry
  2. Forest
  3. Let's Go To Bed
  4. Lovecats
  5. Caterpillar
  6. In Between Days
  7. Close To Me
  8. Why Can't I Be You
  9. Just Like Heaven
  10. Lullaby
  11. Love Song
  12. Never Enough
  13. High
  14. Friday I'm In Love
  15. Mint Car
  16. Wrong Number
  17. Cut Here
  18. Just Say Yes
As Greatest Hits--and particularly the busking pavement jazz of "Lovecats"--reminds us, the best Cure singles were very often tangential exercises; halcyon playtime divergences offering a Goth-free contrast to some of the weightier studiousness of some of those early albums. Or, as smudged frontman Robert Smith says of this 18-track collection, "Songs that are sung with a smile." This wasn't always true--witness the refrigerated fogginess of the classic "A Forest", the Blair Witch Project of it's day. What this compilation does is focus attention on the Cure's perennial unpredictability--the nursery school bonkers-ness of "The Caterpillar", the breathless claustrophobia of "Close to Me", the New Order-lite of "The Walk", the brass-section embellished thrust of "Why Can't I Be You". Oddly, chart-wise, the Cure's Lost Weekend began immediately after "Friday I'm in Love", their most ebullient melodic moment and the ultimate clocking-off to kick-those-heels! anthem. But at least the inclusion of two new songs "Cut Here" and "Just Say Yes" (with Saffron from Republica) indicate that the Cure remain a healthy ongoing concern. --Kevin Maidment