The Cure - Pornography (1982)
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The Best Fourth Albums
16. The Cure - Pornography (1982)
The preceding two albums from Robert Smith’s boys (Seventeen Seconds and Faith) had been relentlessly gloomy and had been panned by the critics despite commercial success. For the next instalment, Smith composed the ultimate “fuck you” record: eight tracks of pounding percussion and impenetrable lyrics concerning the futility of life and death. Despite being intended as the album to end all albums and literally splitting the group, Smith was back the following year with The Love Cats!