There are so many classic songs by The Cure that it can be really difficult to start choosing favorites sometimes. Yet, since they are such an amazing band, it is also difficult not to have a large amount of favorites as well. As I thought about this today, I was easily reminded of one of my favorite albums -- Disintegration. When it comes down to favorites, this album has always had a noteworthy amount of the most memorable songs on it.
Initially, you might think that I am talking about some of the more well-known hits, like Pictures of You or Lovesong, but these were not the songs that came to mind when I thought of Disintegration. Instead, I was inclined to remember songs such as Fascination Street and The Same Deep Water As You. I always felt that the songs on this album were timeless and intriguing. Prayers For Rain was even once referenced in a song by another favorite band of mine -- which I only realized some years ago due to my habit of listening to this particular album over and over again.
Of course, there are many other Cure albums that I can think of that have many other of my favorite songs on them -- but for some reason, Disintegration has always stood out to me. I read somewhere once that this particular album was created during a time when Robert Smith was focusing on creating music that would be more thought provoking and have more of a legacy. Considering that the music of The Cure continues to be listened to decades later and he is still touring with the band, I believe it's safe to say he succeeded.