Forty-two years ago, back in 1979, a quasi-punk band called The Cure, fronted by one Robert Smith, had a huge hit with a song called Boys Don’t Cry. it launched them slowly yet surely into a nation’s consciousness. They’d release umpteen albums and singles, play Wembley and all the other big barns, influence a generation and define the goth-pop genre. Overall, this is a perfect album to get you interested in The Cure, and is a good starting block to lead on to the earlier, darker and ultimately better material in the back catalogue. If you don’t own any Cure records, buy this one, in a month you will have them all.