Monday, November 16, 2009

"the one that makes me laugh," she says

84. the Cure - "Just Like Heaven" (Fiction Records, 1987)

It's a perfect rush of feeling. The intro layers hook after new hook every few measures until they're threatening to explode. First the bass and drums, then the guitar, then another guitar, then the synths, and then finally the lead guitar to put it into overdrive. It's a classic before the vocals and Bob even arrive. And the vocals and lyrics are good and endlessly singable too, of course, but the music shoots such an arrow straight for my heart that I'd honestly be pretty happy even if the vocals never came in.

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