The Cure Are Still In Love With You

The Cure is back and in radio-ready swoon mode, with Robert Smith hitting high notes and the guitars jangling behind his giddiness over the physical rapture you provide him. Porl Thompson (looking not unlike Boy George with his eyeliner and skull tattoo) is back in the recording line-up for the first time since 1992’s Wish, and I’m glad to see (or at least hear it–ugh, that skull tattoo). Hey, maybe that’s why this sounds so much like “High!”

Every listen to this song reveals it as less and less a tired retread of that classic and simply another worthy entry in Robert Smith’s bag of happy hits. But even if it came off hollow, I’d still be grateful that he bothered to revisit this mode, which might be my favorite of his many moods.

“When I see you sticky as lips, as licky as trips, I can’t lick that far.” Robert, you dog!

The Cure – The Only One [YouTube]The Cure – High [YouTube]