Boys Don't Cry (The Cure album)

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Boys Don't Cry
Studio album by The Cure
Released 5 February 1980
Recorded 1978–1979
Genre Post-punk
Length 34:09 (CD version)
Label Fiction
Producer Chris Parry
The Cure chronology
Three Imaginary Boys
(1979)
Boys Don't Cry
(1980)
Seventeen Seconds
(1980)
Singles from Boys Don't Cry
  1. "Killing an Arab"
    Released: December 1978
  2. "Boys Don't Cry"
    Released: June 1979
  3. "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
    Released: November 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]

Boys Don't Cry is a compilation album by English alternative rock band The Cure. It was released on 5 February 1980 in the UK and in August 1980 in the US.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Cure (Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, Lol Tolhurst).

Side A
  1. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" – 2:58
  2. "Boys Don't Cry" – 2:37
  3. "Plastic Passion" – 2:15
  4. "10:15 Saturday Night" – 3:40
  5. "Accuracy" – 2:16
  6. "Object" – 3:03
  7. "Subway Song" – 1:54
Side B
  1. "Killing an Arab" – 2:22
  2. "Fire in Cairo" – 3:21
  3. "Another Day" – 3:43
  4. "Grinding Halt" – 2:49
  5. "World War" – 2:36
  6. "Three Imaginary Boys" – 3:14
On most CD versions of the album, "Object" was replaced by "So What", the scream at the end of "Subway Song" was shortened and "World War" was removed.

Accolades[edit]

In 2003, the album was ranked number 442 on Rolling Stone's list of the five-hundred best albums ever.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Chris. "Boys Don't Cry – The Cure : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Cure". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Debra Rae (21 August 1980). "Boys Don't Cry". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Cure: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 November 2012.