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Thursday, December 1, 2011

THE CULT / Love (1985)

Love is hailed as one of the great pioneering goth albums, but I can't understand why. It's melodic rock with a kind of echo to the production that gave them an ethereal sound, but not what I'd call goth. Anyhow, that's semantics. The album gave the band their most recognisable hit in She Sells Sanctuary. Ian Astbury was a great vocalist and fit nicely alongside Billy Duffy's jangly guitars. While it may sound dated today, at the time it was fresh and full of promise.

Songs of Note: She Sells Sanctuary; The Hollow Man

2½ psychedelic rock star poses out of 5


cuckoo77 said...

You're not going to believe this but I know absolutely nothing about these guys.

Is there a good place to start?

Dr Faustus said...

They have a best of... album, it's maybe a a good place. It'll be full of the singles but there is a lot of filler on the regular albums.

cuckoo77 said...

"Greatest Hits albums are for housewives and little girls."

- Bruce McCulloch

Dr Faustus said...

Usually I'd agree. They are the kind of band I'd take what I like from each album and make my own best of and ditch the rest. It'd probably be pretty close to the commercial release.