New Subscriber Playlist: “30 Wishes”
Thirty years ago this month, The Cure released Wish, arguably their last consistently great album. Wish was also my gateway to The Cure, the first album of theirs that I really, truly got into. And while nostalgia certainly plays a role in my assessment, I still think it’s a great album filled with Cure classics. So to celebrate the album’s anniversary, this month’s playlist — titled “30 Wishes” — features 30 of my favorite Cure songs from throughout their long and storied career.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this episode, I discuss “This Twilight Garden,” a Wish B-side that’s one of the dreamiest and most romantic songs in The Cure’s catalog.
Both of these are little bonuses for subscribers who support Opus financially. If you’d like to get access to them (and more), subscribe to Opus for $5/month or $50/year. (Also, if you just want to check it out, you can subscribe for free and get weekend reading recommendations.)