Fifth studio album from English goth rockers The Cure. The Top was originally recorded in between 1983 and 1984, and was primarily written and recorded by Robert Smith. The Cure frontman was simultaneously working with Siouxsie and the Banshees on their Hyæna album and had just finished Blue Sunshine for the one-off project The Glove with Banshees' guitarist Steven Severin. The wildly experimental The Top helped to lay the foundation for albums like The Head On The Door and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, but shows sings of being recorded under stress and over indulgence. Smith explores pop melodies and world instrumentation on an album that is ultimately an imperfect but necessary step in the evolution of the band. Ten tracks in all. Released by Fiction Records on 180 gram vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve.
- 180 gram vinyl pressing
- music label: Fiction Records 2016
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 09/2016
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