The Cure - Seventeen Seconds – 180 Gram Vinyl Record
Seventeen Seconds by The Cure, released in 1980, is an iconic album that marks a significant chapter in the band’s evolution and has left an enduring impact on the post-punk and gothic rock genres. This sophomore effort showcases The Cure’s distinctive sound, characterized by Robert Smith’s emotive vocals, atmospheric instrumentation, and introspective lyricism.
The album, with its title track Seventeen Seconds, sets a mood that is both introspective and haunting. The atmospheric and ethereal qualities of the music contribute to the album’s immersive and evocative nature. Thematically, the lyrics often delve into introspection, capturing a sense of melancholy and contemplation.
Seventeen Seconds played a crucial role in defining The Cure’s sonic identity, showcasing a move towards a more atmospheric and textured sound compared to their debut album. The incorporation of synthesizers and the emphasis on mood and atmosphere laid the groundwork for the band’s future exploration of the gothic rock genre.
For fans of post-punk and gothic rock, Seventeen Seconds is a pivotal work that exemplifies The Cure’s ability to craft emotionally resonant music. Its influence extends beyond its initial release, solidifying its place in the annals of alternative and darkwave music. As a significant cultural and musical artifact, the album continues to be celebrated for its impact on the broader musical landscape of the early 1980s.
Remastered by Robert Smith
180 gram vinyl
Contains a download voucher
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic
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