Pictures of Trickery

Pictures of TrickeryIt’s been almost 35 years since The Cure released their first single and laid down a musical foundation that has defined a generation of tortured souls. The band have constantly re-invented themselves with each new album, going from post-punk, to pre-Goth, to psychedelia, to pure pop with an eclecticism that only they could pull off.

Dubbed ‘The Masters of Mope-Rock’, The Cure remain one of the most influential and successful bands to arise from the post-punk movement of the late ’70s, and their lyrics are some of the most evocative, swooning and erotic ever written. Without further ado, enjoy a mixtape filled with a selection of Cure-inspired songs from 40 bands that certainly owe a lot to Robert Smith and Co.

Track listing

  1. A Place To Bury Strangers – I Know I’ll See You
  2. Adoration – Closure
  3. AFI – OK, I Feel Better Now
  4. Archetypo 120 – Angel’s Fall
  5. Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
  6. Burn – Ghost
  7. Ceremony – Cold Cold Night
  8. Cinemascope – Sounds Of Revelation
  9. Clan Of Xymox – Back Door
  10. Crimson Ivy – Kiss Of Death
  11. Curious – Thrill B
  12. Dead Town Radio – Hey
  13. Dragons – Trust
  14. Interpol – Obstacle 2
  15. Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
  16. Kindest Lines – Hazy Haze
  17. Must Have Been Tokyo – Blood In The Water
  18. Peeling Grey – The World’s Not Sorry
  19. Plastique Noir – Phantom In My Stereo (Transcommunication)
  20. Principe Valiente – The Night (Darkness Before Dawn Edit)
  21. Selebrities – Living Dead
  22. Shout Out Louds – You Are Dreaming
  23. She Wants Revenge – Love To Sleep
  24. stellastarr* – Stay Entertained
  25. The Caves – Darkness
  26. The Cold – Sleep But Never Dream
  27. The Essence – A Mirage
  28. The Exploding Boy – London
  29. The Organ – Steven Smith
  30. The Rapture – Sister Savior
  31. The Secret Post – Firstlast
  32. The Silence Kit – A New Disappointment
  33. Veil Veil Vanish – Anthem For A Doomed Youth
  34. VHS Or Beta – Night On Fire
  35. Winter Severity Index – The Wiser
  36. War Tapes – Dreaming Of You
  37. Atomic Neon – Cold Room
  38. Film School – Find You Out
  39. Holograms – Flesh And Bone
  40. Ikon – A Line On A Dark Day
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