Last decent Cure album
Seventeen Seconds or earlier
The Head On The Door
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Wild Mood Swings or later
The Cure are still great
The Cure have always been rubbish
Last decent New Order album
The Joy Division material
Power, Corruption & Lies
New Order are still great
New Order have always been rubbish
I only liked Blue Monday / Bizarre Love Triangle
Whilst we're on the subject of New Order: Barney Sumner's lyrics:
Are rubbish, have always been
Are rubbish, used to be better
Are no worse than the typical band's
They lost me with OK Computer
They lost me at Kid A
Their material from Kid A onwards is my favourite
It's all good
It's all rubbish
I liked "Creep"
Interestingly, Radiohead's material from Kid A onwards is my favourite, but it's all good so I voted for that.
Wish has a smattering of decent songs on it, and the non-album tracks from the '90s (the one on the Crow soundtrack, and the "Wrong Number" single at least) were good, but Disintegration is the last great Cure album.
Technique is great and I think New Order became pretty much rubbish after that.
Yay, great poll :)
I agree with you on The Cure, though would possibly replace Wrong Number with The Big Hand (a B-side from the time of Wish).
As for New Order, I'd draw the line on albums after Power, Corruption & Lies, though there have been brilliant singles since then (from Bizarre Love Triangle to Here To Stay).