Boys Don't Cry (1980) - 3/5
A very very great album in the overall, a fine piece of early post-punk. BUT, it doesn't really gathers the cure's characteristic sound. There's the atmosphere and the style, but it isn't the proper "cure" yet.
Highlights: Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab
Seventeen Seconds (1980) - 4/5
Now, this one is the 'first real cure' album. Seventeen seconds sounds heavier, darker, gloomier and is the start of the 'gothic' trilogy (altogether with the next two albums). Seventeen Seconds is catchy and unforgettable since the first listening.
Highlights: Secrets, A Forest, At Night