Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Cure vs. Depeche Mode

I haven't posted much recently, but I wanted to bring to your attention Stylus' Andrew Unterberger's comparison of The Cure and Depeche Mode - two of my all time faves (he has DM come out ahead 5 to 4 in 9 categories). He brilliantly analyzes all things necessary about these bands (classic album, cover art, influencees, cover songs, etc.) and his analysis of Disintegration vs Violator is top notch. Well done Andrew, well done.

It's funny to see the reaction to these bands nowadays. If you liked them in the 80's, you were weird and part of their cult following. If you liked them in the early 90's, you were weird but at least people knew "Lovesong," "Just Like Heaven," and "Enjoy the Silence." If you like them now, you are like everybody else - "oh, I loved those guys back in the day." Interesting to see how times change.


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