Review: The Cure – Strange Attraction (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track The Cure – Strange Attraction.

This track was released in 1996 on the album Wild Mood Swings.

The track starts off with a sample of classical music. After that, some chimes, a traditional Indian string element, and some guitars come in. The vocals then start the tracks verse.

After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This is backed by a returning chime and traditional element. The section is capped off with an instrumental section which includes a rewind sound effect.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. The vocals then take the track back into the main chorus. Another instrumental section comes in. This is a carbon copy of the previous instrumental section.

The vocals then take the track into the next verse. From there, the vocals take the track into another round in the main chorus. The track then suddenly drops out and the vocals lead the track out.

The first thing that comes to mind for me is that the vocals are a bit tricky to understand half the time. As a result, some of the meaning in the lyrics get a bit lost in the mix.

Another observation is that some sections don’t have much of a transition. Since the verses and main chorus have so much in common, it can be difficult to tell when the verse ends and the main chorus begins. Had it not been for the instrumental sections at the end of the main chorus, this track might have been one large blurry block of lyrics.

The chime and traditional instrument does add a bit of variety to the track. Whether or not it really adds to the actual theme, I’m not really sure.

Overall, this is a fairly mediocre track. Some of the lyrics are hard to understand. The verses and main chorus sound so similar, it’s tough to really separate them out sometimes. While there are a few added features that do make this track a bit more interesting, it’s hard to say if they really add anything to the overall theme. So, a mediocre track from my standpoint.


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