Certainly not the "darkest" the Cure would eventually get, Faith is, as represented by the cover art, one of the most "gray" records out there. Melancholy and despondent (the feel of funerals and old churches just oozes from this record) without the anger that would over take Pornography, Faith comes off as not just a collection of songs, but as a full piece. "The Holy Hour," "All Cats Are Grey," and the spectacular "Faith" are slow atmospheric pieces that take the softer elements from Seventeen Seconds, and -- when sidled up next to faster tracks like the single "Primary" and "Doubt" -- paint an overall picture of the ups and downs contained within a greater depressive period. But it's not all gloomy keyboards and minimalist percussion, Faith is also a milestone for Robert Smith lyrically, branching out into questions of faith and spirituality he never quite touched on so well ever again. A depressing record, certainly, but also one of the most underrated and beautiful albums the Cure put together. They would not touch on this sort of lush sadness so well again until 1989's Disintegration.
Performance CreditsCure Primary Artist
Simon Gallup Bass
Robert Smith Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Laurence Tolhurst Drums
Robert J. Smith Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Technical CreditsCure Producer
Simon Gallup Composer
Dave Kemp Engineer
Robert Smith Composer
Mike Hedges Producer,Engineer
Lol Tolhurst Composer
Julien Potter Reissue Design
Robert J. Smith Reissue Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Faith based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
well, lets see the cure is an amazing band, this record is one the best they ever put out, okay yeah it's robert smith's best work but it is a very good listen, for anybody who likes the cure or wants to understand goth somewhat...
what can i say about this album except this... AMAZING buy it!