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Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Curereleased on 2 May by Fiction Records. The record marks a return to the introspective and gloomy gothic rock style the band had established in the early s. As he neared the age of 30, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith had felt an increased pressure to follow up on the group's pop successes with a more enduring work.
This, coupled with a distaste for the group's newfound popularity, caused Smith to lapse back into the use of hallucinogenic drugsthe effects of which had a strong influence on the production of the album.
Allen from late to early Following the completion of the mixing of the album, founding member Lol Tolhurst was fired from the band. Disintegration became the band's first commercial peak, charting at number three in the United Kingdom and at number 12 in the United States, and producing several hit singles including " Lovesong ", which peaked at number two on the Draugas 2000 - Various - Ne Vien Tik Kelyje. Hot It remains The Cure's highest selling record to date, with more than three million copies sold worldwide.
It was greeted with a warm Anyway I Love You - Bob Uvello - At High Chaparral reception before later being acclaimed, eventually being placed at number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the " Greatest Albums of All Time ". The Cure's second album Seventeen Seconds established the group as a prominent gothic rock band, which would be followed up by Faithand Pornography Three singles were released during and that were a significant divergence in style for The Cure; essentially, pop hits.
The band's double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me resulted in further commercial success, with a sold-out world tour booked in its wake. Despite the international success the Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration was now enjoying, internal Step By Step (Single Edit) - Hiver & Hammer - Step By Step was increasing due to Tolhurst's increasing alcoholism at the time.
As Tolhurst's alcohol consumption increased, the other band members would tease Tolhurst, leading Smith to later comment Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration his behaviour was similar to that of "some kind of Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration child being constantly Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration with a stick". Regularly taking LSD to cope with his depression, S.O.S - Щурците - Антология 3 част once again felt The Cure were being misunderstood and sought to return to the band's dark side with their next record.
Robert Smith's depression prior to the recording of Disintegration gave way to the realization on his 29th birthday that he would turn 30 in one year. This realization was frightening to him, as he felt all the masterpieces in rock and roll had been completed well before the band members reached such an age.
Smith consequently began to write music without the rest of the band. The material he had written instantly took a dismal, depressing form, which he credited to "the fact that I was gonna be Peter Hofmann & London Symphony Orchestra* - Monuments. When the band entered Hook End Manor Studios in Oxfordshire, their attitude had turned sour towards Tolhurst's escalating alcohol abuse, although Smith insisted that his displeasure was caused by a meltdown in the face of recording The Cure's career-defining album and reaching Displeased with the swollen egos he believed his bandmates possessed, Smith entered what he considered to be "one of my non-talking modes" deciding "I would be monk-like and not talk to anyone.
It was a bit pretentious really, looking back, The Heat Is On (Theme From Beverly Hills Cop) - Various - Soundtrack Smashes: The 80s & More I actually wanted an environment that was slightly unpleasant".
He sought to abandon the mood present on Kiss Homesick - The Cure - DisintegrationKiss Me, Kiss Me and the pop singles they had released, and rather recreate the atmosphere of the band's fourth album Pornography Despite the serious subject matter of the album, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell commented in that the atmosphere in the studio was still upbeat during the sessions: "I remember very clearly laughing and joking and fooling around in the control room while Robert was singing 'Disintegration', and then all of us trying to be serious when he came in to listen back.
While Tolhurst had contributed to the foundation of the song "Homesick" according to O'Donnell his musical contributions to the album were marginal as his alcohol abuse rendered him more or less incapable of recording.
When Tolhurst arrived to the mixing of the album, and then became excessively drunk, a shouting match ensued Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration he left the building furious; three weeks later, Smith decided to terminate his tenure with The Cure prior to the band's upcoming tour. It was during this period that keyboardist Roger O'Donnell was asked by Smith to become a full-time member of The Cure, instead of simply a touring musician.
He's getting married, maybe that's his comeback. Disintegration was Robert Smith's thematic return to a dark and gloomy aesthetic that The Cure had explored in the early s. Smith deliberately sought to record an album that was depressing, as it was a reflection of the despondency he felt at the time. Smith recalled "they thought I was being 'wilfully obscure', which was an actual quote from the letter [Smith received from Elektra].
Ever since then I realised that record companies don't have a fucking clue what The Cure does and what The Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration means. Disintegration is characterized by a significant usage of synthesizers and keyboards, slow, "droning" guitar progressions and Smith's introspective vocals. The album's third track, "Closedown", contains layers of keyboard texture complemented with a slow, gloomy guitar line. The track was written by Smith as a means to list his physical and artistic shortcomings.
Smith himself delivers the lyric softly, with gentle passion. Much of the album made use of a considerable amount of guitar effects. Roger O'Donnell's keyboards add both extra shade and melody, while Smith's singing is intentionally delivered in a combination of cutting clarity and low resignation, at times further distorted with extra vocal treatments.
While Disintegration mainly consists of sombre tracks, "Lovesong", "Pictures of You" and "Lullaby" were equally popular for their accessibility. Smith wrote "Lovesong" as a wedding present for Mary Poole. The lyrics had a noticeably different mood than the rest of the record, but Smith felt it was an integral component of Disintegration : "It's an open show of emotion.
It's not trying to be clever. It's taken me ten years to reach the point where I feel comfortable singing a very straightforward love song. In the past, Smith felt it necessary to disguise or mask such a statement. He noted that without "Lovesong", Disintegration would have been radically different: "That one song, I think, makes many people think twice. If that song wasn't on the record, it would be very easy to dismiss the Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration as having a certain mood.
But throwing that one in sort of upsets people a bit because they think, 'That doesn't fit'. The premise for the song came to Smith after remembering lullabies his father would sing him when he could not sleep: "[My father] would always make them up.
There was always a horrible ending. They would be something like 'sleep now, pretty baby or you won't wake up at all. Disintegration was released in May and peaked at number three on the UK Albums ChartHomesick - The Cure - Disintegration highest position the band had placed on the chart at that point.
In a contemporary review for Rolling Stonemusic critic Michael Azerrad gave the album three-and-a-half out of five stars and felt that, "while Disintegration doesn't break new ground for the band, it successfully refines what the Cure does best".
He concluded, "Despite the title, Disintegration hangs together beautifully, creating and sustaining a mood of thoroughly self-absorbed gloom. If, as Smith has hinted, the Cure itself is about to disintegrate, this is Wherever I May Roam - Metallica - .And Justice Is Done! worthy summation.
Or a gag"he commented that "The Cure have almost invisibly stopped making pop records". Roberts summarised the album as "challenging and claustrophobic, often poignant, often tedious. It's nearly surprising. Reviewer Barbara Ellen noted the large range of emotions in Smith's lyrics, "from deep, loving pink to an ugly, violent maroon and almost back again".
Although she found the two extra-tracks superfluous, Ellen hailed Disintegration as "a mindblowing and stunningly complete album". Writer Mat Snow observed: "The Cure have studied well the art of the tragic bass line, the hesitant and melancholy guitar lick, the funereal keyboard coloration".
He concluded: " Disintegration is thus well-crafted [ Disintegration has been included in numerous "Best Of" lists. Following completion of DisintegrationSmith noted that The Cure had "despite my best efforts, actually become everything that I didn't want us to become: a stadium rock band.
Calling it Disintegration was kind of tempting fate, and fate retaliated. The family idea of the group really fell apart Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration after Disintegration. It was the end of a golden period. The Prayer Tour began in Europe shortly after the release of the album. Following the European leg, the band elected to travel to North America for their upcoming US leg by boat, instead of plane.
Smith and Gallup shared a fear of flight, and ultimately lamented the upcoming dates, wishing to reduce the number of concerts they booked. The record label and tour promoters strongly disagreed, and even proposed to add several new shows to the itinerary because of the success of Disintegration in the US. The band were Fine*, Copland*, Carter*, Piston*, Boston Symphony Chamber Players - Fantasia / Vitebsk / Woodwind Q displeased with the massive turnout; according to Roger O'Donnell: "We had been at sea for five days.
The stadium was too big for us to take it all in. We've decided that we don't like Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration stadiums that large. The band's notably greater popularity in the United States—virtually every concert in the leg was sold out—caused Smith to break down, and threatened the band's future: "It's reached a stage where I personally can't cope with it," he said, "so I've decided this is the last time we're gonna tour.
He recalled that towards the end of the tour "I Homesick - The Cure - Disintegration tearing my hair out It was just a difficult tour. Upon returning to the United Kingdom in early October, Smith wanted nothing more to do with recording, promoting and touring for an album. The Cure also released a live album titled Entreatwhich compiled songs entirely off Disintegration from their performance at Wembley Arena, and despite claims that The Cure would never tour again, Smith accepted an invitation to headline the Glastonbury Festival.
O'Donnell, after two years with the group, left to pursue Mister Magic - Emly Starr - Let Me Sing solo Homesick - The Cure - Disintegrationand was replaced by the band's guitar technician Perry Bamonte.
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