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Icon: The Cure

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Beloved as they are by billions the world over, the Cure often seem like a band that don't get a whole lot of respect. Coming up in the same verdant, gloomy UK post-punk scene that spawned Siouxsie and the Banshees, the group was derided by their peers in Joy Division and the Smiths as pretenders, and were frequently scoffed at by the more self-important members of the rock press - some of whom eventually took… more »

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Icon: The Cure

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Beloved as they are by billions the world over, the Cure often seem like a band that don't get a whole lot of respect. Coming up in the same verdant, gloomy UK post-punk scene that spawned Siouxsie and the Banshees, the group was derided by their peers in Joy Division and the Smiths as pretenders, and were frequently scoffed at by the more self-important members of the rock press - some of whom eventually took… more »