5 Welcome Back The Cure!Stephen794 | 30/10/2008 | See all Stephen794's reviews (2)I think true Cure fans will know what I'm talking about when I say that, for the most part, many people have a selective memory of The Cure. I couldn't tell you how many times I have read reviewers mislabel Wish as a happy album or brand The Cure as "Goth" and it hasn't bode well for the band who seem to have to constantly fight off distorted preconceptions. People seem to love just one of the many sounds the band makes and reject everything else.Cue 4:13 Dream. This is The Cure being The Cure. Everything the band ever was and ever will be is touched upon in this album. From the hauntingly relentless howls and tribal drumming of Pornography (summed up in The Scream and It's Over) to the layered beauty of Disintegration (Underneath the Stars) and the jaunty pop of the bands more popular singles High, Catch, Just Like Heaven (The Only One, Siren Song and The Perfect Boy respectively). However, most importantly this is the first Cure album in 16 years to finally feel like a step forward. While the aforementioned parallels to earlier work are clear it never feels like déjà vu, it never feels like a rehash or a remake (with the exception of The Only One). It is fresh and new.It's clear that this is the best album by The Cure since Wish. If you remember The Cure for what The Cure really are, an eclectic mix of emotions told through a range of sounds, then this is the album for you. While The Cure have never officially been gone, this is them back, and they are very much welcome.