Last month’s subscriber playlist celebrated the 30th anniversary of Wish, which was my introduction to the music of The Cure. This month’s playlist — titled “Other Voices” — sticks with the Cure theme, and highlights just a few of the artists that have been influenced by Robert Smith et al. over the decades. Spanning shoegaze, metal, synth-pop, and even folk, the playlist offers up just a glimpse of The Cure’s considerable and indelible legacy.
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.
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