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The Cure, The Waterboys: Albert Hall, London

Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, 28 April 1986

THE CURE stepped boldly from the shadows to close the series of Sound Waves For Greenpeace shows with a towering set which lasted nearly two hours. They've been through some curious cycles in their career, from an early dalliance with skeletal pop to bouts of suicidal gloom, more recently developing a knack for idiosyncratic catchiness.

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