Three Imaginary Boys, 1979 - 4/5
A strong debut, although not representative for their general sound. One can sense the Cure-atmosphere in songs like Another Day and the titletrack, but mostly the album is filled with sparse, "postpunkish" guitar-pop.
Best track: 10:15 Saturday Night
Worst Track: Foxy Lady
Seventeen Seconds, 1980 - 4/5
Just as good, or slightly better, than it's predecessor, but in a very different way. Here they had changed the line-up by replacing bass-player Michael Dempsey with the genius Simon Gallup and adding keyboards (played by Mathieu Hartley) to the soundscape, another wise move. The sound had become much bleaker and heavier. The popsongs were gone, with exception for the nihilistic Play for Today and M.
Best track: Seventeen Seconds