The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
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The Greatest Ever Second Albums
23. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
Robert Smith's debut Three Imaginary Boys failed to make much of a splash, but the follow-up album saw the band hit the UK Top 40 for the first time with the single A Forest. The music on Seventeen Seconds was much darker than its predecessor, making The Cure one of the key acts of the Goth/gloom years in the 80s.