The last Cure album I bought is “The Top”. It’s a weird one. Released in between their dark gothic period and commercial period. Robert Smith together with Lol Tolhurst recorded this fifth studio album after releasing some singles collected on “Japanese Whispers”. Simon Gallup left the band after a fight. The result was an experimental psychedelic album introducing the sound of their next commercial style we all know. The album only had one big hit in the form of “the Caterpillar”. They were searching for a new sound and created the embryo of their new sound. Highlights are “Bird Mad Girl”, “Wailing Wall”, “Dressing Up”, “The Caterpillar”, “Piggy In The Mirror” and “Bananafishbones”.
It’s not as bad as many people claim. A good transition album of the Cure.