What is startling about The Cure's latest album is how positively good they sound; their music still has the ability to raise the little hairs on your arm. In fact, their latest material could have been planted in a time capsule for a more than a decade and recently uncovered because it sounds just as intriguing, creative and inspiring as the work from their '80s/early '90s heyday.
Lifted from their highly lauded self-titled album - their first since 2000's Bloodflowers - The End Of The World has more of a pop presence than a majority of its siblings. Suffice to say The Cure was not always an easily accessible and radio-friendly group but they did occasionally create an effective tune that grabbed the attention of the public, such as Lovesong. And with contemporary artists like Auf Der Maur and Radiohead there is an insatiable need for such effective, melancholy and quirky music.
The End Of The World is a robust song that is finely composed and very focused. Typically, it manages to be fresh yet it still retains a vintage mood; after all it was given birth by an extremely talented and potent band.