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Might seem strange to drop this in the middle of this ’60s psych frenzy, but this is probably my favorite Cure album, it has a consistent dreariness that just suits a damp, cold Sunday like this.

Anyway, this is a rip I made of my vinyl, which is an Elektra first pressing from 1980. I dunno if it’s rare or anything, I’ve had it since like 1997. Anyway, don’t bother with the 2005 remaster of this album, they accidentally destroyed the master in a washing machine during the 80s (really), and they actually used a vinyl as the source for the remaster! So, here’s an original vinyl rip. I don’t have fancy audiophile equipment I just recorded it at 24/96 and dithered it down. It sounds pretty good to me.

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The Cure-SEVENTEEN SECONDS (1980)