Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rumor: Album delayed until Oct. 13th?

Not 100% confirmed, but the word out of Universal today is that the new album has been pushed back a month, probably until Oct. 13th. Don't freak out! Let's wait and hear what Robert says about it. If true, maybe we get a bonus single? Or something else? Not trying to spin it, but I'll actually be very happy if it comes out in Oct. instead of Sept.

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  1. it's been delayed long enough! what the hell are they doing? hand gluing rhinestones on each cd or what?!

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  2. Don't know. But that's the word at one of the Universals today.

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  3. 10/13 always reminds me of the X-Files. Heh.
    On topic...I've been pretty blase about all the postponements of the album so far but this has gone beyond the valley of the ridiculous.

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  4. Means another single and another b-side? I kind of want the 2 songs a month thing to last longer...

    10 songs is like an album, and October is a good time to release an album I think.

    I'm just kidding, this is an OUTRAGE! #$%^@*!

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  6. fuck it all to fuck. i don't want to wait any longer to hear uts. ea;wk'phvknsdcnagal;khghraakhg;alkvnn

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  8. there goes your 'dark christmas' album if this is true. no way is there going to be an album in october and then another one two months later. not happening.

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  9. Ok Craig, i swear we´ll keep in quiet and no-one will get freak out.

    But another new delay, a month more ?

    Why ?

    Is it your b-day Craig in those days ?

    Maybe the idea of a "bonus single" will be not as bad as it looks like, but we need the new album as well, see the whole work, not only singles, it´s fair !!!!

    It´s not a case of " if we have wait for more than a year the release of the album , an extra month will not harm to anyone", but the number of delays times is beyond the common sense.

    Let´s see.

    I keep the highest hopes for the album and everything related to it, a month more will not makes me angry, sad, or anything like that.

    :)

    Craig, if this info turns true, why not a poll:

    "Do you like the idea of waiting an extra month but having a great "bonus single" far better to the previously known or you want the album now, no more delays ever, i don´t need another single, 4 is quite enough"

    :)

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  10. Or maybe the double album is on again?

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  11. I agree. There goes the "Christmas" album. The one I'm REALLY waiting for!!

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  12. Halloween and Christmas, all in one!
    : )

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  13. RELAX:

    One rumor I have heard is that a short tour is being booked for the US and Europe and they actually want the album on shelves this time.

    Dates were not available for certain cities/venues in late Sept.

    Treat this as RUMOR and speculation only...my source is still trying to get confirmation from a promoter.

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  14. Robert....what happened? What's going on? I can handle another delay, but please don't let this rumor simmer out of control for days and weeks.

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  15. craig, i am thinking that the double album thing might be the reason for the delay... he's realizing that most people (dumb non-discerning people that we are) like the songs and that the album would be more coherent with an upbeat side and a dark side. IF that is the reason for the delay, then i will be happy... but i really wish robert, dear soul, could get his fucking act together already!

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  16. And a short tour I mean a 'promo tour' like they did with the Dream Tour, only this time reversed from the main tour obviously, lol.

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  17. MT: ANOTHER TOUR SO SOON? HOLY FUCK! And in the middle of the school year! I'll cry! I'll call in sick everyday! I'll lose my job! I don't care!

    okay, i'm breathing again.

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  18. That would be awesome news, Millertime!

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  19. promo tour sounds yummy but scary... yummy because it means smaller venues possibly... scary because if i can't get tix i'll have to kill someone for them

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  20. Me too, CWC!

    I had a hard time getting tickets for the Charlotte pre-sale. Ticket Bastard screwed me out of floor seats. I was ready to kill someone at their office......even though I turned out very happy with the seats I had.

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  21. Okay, so my birthday present is a month late. Would that the delay is due to the fact that Universal FINALLY got religion and saw the brilliance behind issuing a double album. That would be WOOT! x a billion! No, no hopes gotten up in this regard, but what's the harm in 'dreaming'?

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  22. plus ses long plus ses bon!! mai faut pas exagée.

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  23. I'm officially suffering from Post-Album Depression, now that the Dark Christmas is a broken dream. But time to get serious about my Cure concert fund, I think....

    Time to start working on my fake-flu, too.... Middle of the freaking school year....

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  24. funny bits from the cure rumour mill over the last year:

    - gorillas in place of simon, porl & jason. tour is derailed in kenya when robert's band escapes.

    - gorillas in place of jason only. tour derailed when the new drummer attacks david letterman.

    -'dark christmas' album.

    - double album.

    - scarlett johansson eats the vaulted master tapes for all recorded sessions of tom waits and the cure, causes mass riots.

    - monkeybutt loses his blogger status due to painkiller dependence.

    - 'friend of COF' turns out to be ... (fill in the blank- sort of like a mad lib. everybody can play. it's fun!)

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  25. well what i meant, craig, is why are you happier for an october release? ;)

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  26. That version of UTS better be more rapturous than 1000 clitoral orgasms in a row or I'm outta here.

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  27. monkeybutt, #5 is not to be joked about mildly! she doesnt have a mouth. she has a MAW.


    LOL "robert's band"

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  28. i'd heard clitoral orgasms were overrated.

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  29. The first time I saw the announcement, the double album is exactly what came to my mind. If it gets delayed for a month and we get a second entire album, then I have no complaint at all (I will rejoice), but if this is just another delay, and nothing changes...I don't know.

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  30. Sofia: Oh, sorry. Just because I love Oct. more than Sept.
    And I've always wanted a Halloween Cure release. : )

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  31. NO orgasm is overrated.

    They better be including ABINK too or I'll cut my ears out.

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  32. 5:th single B-side name is "Opium"

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  33. The very thought of a promo tour erases all other thoughts from my mind. My brain's just going touryestouryestouryesyesesplease!!!

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  34. well, i was hoping they were, seeing as how i don't have one. dare to dream.

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  35. craig, i agree- a halloween cure relase would be amazing! especially a double album halloween release! ;D

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  36. pourquoi pas octobre 2020(hahaha)

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  37. pour octobre ca donnerais plus de nouveauté a écouter ?

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  38. If they are delaying it in order to simply release a 5th single in the month of September, I'll be a little annoyed. Because that's just an attempt to make more money.

    In the meantime, I'll just listen to my Disintegration remaster...You know, the one that the Trilogy DVD tells us will be out in 2004 :)

    Sorry to be negative. I should be used to these delays by now. But still, they cause me agita.

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  39. This like many things is completely out of the band's control so don't misdirect your anger.

    Getting a new Cure album is not a right, just enjoy it when it comes out.

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  40. The only excuse for another delay will be if it is now a double album again... but i doubt that... so i'm with Cat FUCK FUCK FUCK THIS!

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  41. Too much anger in the air...Chill! I'm sure we will all be surprised and happy with the outcome. You GOTTA TRUST in the band!!

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  42. Time is an illusion. Just wait an enjoy the b-sides :)

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  43. Wallyd - good call.

    I'm just gonna treat this as a rumor. So far, that's all it is and there isn't any solid confirmation of the delay, or a tour, or a double album.

    I just hope that this is cleared up before it gets out of hand.

    Cure fans......we know nothing until CURE:ROBERT or geffen posts something solid. And if there is a delay, it will be explained then.

    But OMFG is my first reaction to the rumor. :)

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  44. my birthday is october 15th, i don't mind this change at all.

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  45. then i can bug people for the album as a gift. mom can get me US edition, dad can get me Japan edition.

    and i'll get UK edition?

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  46. Let me make this clear. I have not said anything about a tour, promo shows, etc.
    I'm only telling you that the promotion people at Universal were told this morning that the album has been delayed until Oct.

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  47. craig, hun, we KNOW it's just a rumor and that you aren't saying anything more than what you have heard. MT was the one who said something about the promo tou and that got our panties all wet. :-) but yeah, just a rumor... don't sweat it, darlin'!

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  48. Here we go again. But yeah, if it means a double album, then Woooo Fuckin Hooooo!!!!!!!

    And of course a luscious little tour...I'm with Cat on that, the mere thought gets me wet. :)~

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  49. October's no biggie. I don't mind the wait.

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  50. No reason to piss our panties. I'm not cool with chasing paper tigers.

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  51. It's not a case of doing what's right, it's just the way I feel that matters,
    tell me I'm wrong, I don't really care.

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  52. October is my favorite month of the year and the 13th is my birthday. As eager as I am to hear the new album a release on my birthday wouldn't be the worst thing to ever happen...I'd have two things to celebrate that way :)

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  53. Did someone say "promotional tour" - yeah, yeah - this is all rumour and speculation.... but does this mean that Elise will be coming Stateside sooner rather than later?

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  54. The way I see it is that Robert has earned the permission to do whatever the fuck he wants. He doesn't have to release shit if he doesn't want to. Let's not be selfish. Maybe the album will never come out. I'm sure you'll live...

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  55. Craig did not say anything about promo shows or tour, but he brought up the double album talk.

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  56. well maybe his comming to south america on september..


    ...

    ...


    yeah, sure

    i will never see the cure here in argentina, probably i will never see them live..

    fuck, everyday i fell worst, fuck

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  57. Double album talk was pure speculation on my part. Nothing more.

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  58. that's it. i'm changing my favorite band to insane clown posse.

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  59. brat, how is it being selfish wanting the album to come out? that makes ZERO sense.

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  60. Cat, thanks for informing on what makes sense. I'll sleep on it....

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  61. ooh, where's the popcorn? there's a fight comin on!

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  62. if you don't want vapid retorts don't make vapid comments.

    why is it selfish to simply want an album to come out? will we live? of course! but i hardly see where you are coming from regarding the selfishness angle.

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  63. Monkeysuit, gimme somma that! i'm hongry.

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  64. *passes popcorn*

    just so ya know, i got this particular popcorn at the cannabis club.

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  65. cool! *gets stoned while waiting for brat's more "sensical" response*

    brat, really, i ain't lookin' to fight at all... i just am having a hard time wrapping my possibly feeble mind around the selfishness thing...

    in the end none of it matters.

    off to din-din... i gots the munchies now.

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  66. Cool it, chicken littles... October 13, double album or no, tour or no, still means a new album that will in all likelihood be effing fantastic. Jeezus H!
    *opens a box of tissues*

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  67. The impression I get, reading Brat's subtext, is that The Cure are not a vending machine you can kick to get your product. It will come when it comes.

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  68. MB: just got a glimpse at your blog... "Glad to know you" is F*#$% amazing; please don't tell me it's a photoshop thing. By the way, bending thumb know? ;)

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  69. I never said I was looking to fight. Monkey implied it. I've always felt that music fans in general are selfish. It's not easy to do something right, it takes time and there are complications. The Cure JUST got off of a very grueling tour that demanded top notch from them on a nightly basis. Robert is having troubles with Universal and they are really putting him off his food by now I'm sure. He has to finish deciding the track listing. He has to get the next batch of remasters out. He is working on a DVD. He has more shows to play. And somewhere in there, he would probably like some down time.
    WOW! The song 'Sleep When I'm Dead' has A whole new meaning now....

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  70. jupiter...found that pic floating around a few times on various pages. i don't believe it's photoshopped. the original place i found it (forget now, darnit) swore up and down it was real.

    as for the thumb, it's bending slightly more...still typing without it, however. ;)

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  71. Hey all, long time reader, first time poster. 29 and from Philly. Been a huge huge Cure fan since 1992. Anyway....I thought it would be great if they released a double album with 13 positive songs and 13 uh...not so positive songs. Then do 5 bsides. Does that math make sense? How many songs were recorded for the album? I want to say 33...then that math wouldn't work.

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  72. brat is making a whole lot of sense.

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  73. *Big Hug* for Anah - I'm sorry we keep missing each other. I hope everything is good in your world.

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  74. brat, now THAT makes lusciously lucid sense! thanks for clarifying! :-D

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  75. *speculationnnn*

    if a 'delay' means possibly:

    a) another short-ish tour state side
    or b) a double album

    then i am so psyched. if i saw the cure 3 times within one year...geez. i don't even know what i'd do. 2 was intense as it was! i'd kill for another tour.

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  76. I've assumed all along that the reason for four singles and b-sides over four months is because there are really only about 8-10 songs ready for release. This was sort of a last minute gimmick so there would be new music for the tour. Will be pleasantly surprised if the album sees an October release...

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  77. If they are delaying it so that it can be a DOUBLE album, i'm ok with that :)

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  78. si vous allé au 400e de québec ,je veux juste vous dire n'aller pas au musée de québec exposition le louve a québec sa ne vaux pas de la merde !!!!!!

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  79. If it's a double, fine by me, more the better, but it's probably... Rob's trying to find a new title for the album after reading COF and the otherwise negative response to Dream 13. And it takes time, folks!
    *crosses fingers*

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  80. MonkeyButt...May I call you MB?

    I read about #5 on Perez Hilton's site this morning...what a coincidence!

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  81. Peut-être Éric, mais la majorité ici ne peut te comprendre... c'est à peine si je peux lire ton français, désolé d'avoir à te dire ça, mais il est nul, nul, nul.
    Vraiment.

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  82. c'mon people. It'll be ok. You can't rush dinner until the turkey's done.

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  83. ..at least we have the singles.

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  84. plus, this isn't even confirmed yet...

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  85. I heard the Wishful Thinking Tour will last 2 years and will bring The Cure to Perth, Quebec City and Beijing! And Robert will be wearing Simon's PHT's all the while! And the boys will French kiss every night for the upcoming set of DVDs ala Pearl Jam! Every show will be filmed and packaged with Orange as a throw in DVD! Life is GREAT!

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  86. Maybe the label is trying to get the band booked on the Late Night TV shows before the album is released.

    (SNL, Letterman, Conana, Late Late... etc.)

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  87. fantac- NICE.

    bells4her- but you can eat the turkey raw, right? only then you get salmonella or something and your toes falls off and all this earwax comes out of your nose and nobody likes you anymore. i'm not speaking from experience, either.

    anah- you can call me whatever you'd like. MB is fine too. and really? am i mind-melded with perez? god help me.

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  88. Yeah, fantac, and I also heard that they were planning in the middle of all of that to move to Argentina... we'll just have to wait and see.

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  89. oh that's a rough visual Monkeybutt!

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  90. J'aimerais bien savoir le français. Mais regarder, au moins je sais comment utiliser Google traducteur!

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  91. je ne fais pas savent le français l'un ou l'autre. mais I sure peut le truquer. j'aime les pommes frites et le pain grillé français. plus, j'avais l'habitude de pouvoir marcher par des murs. mais la physique a obtenu de la manière quand j'ai tourné 15. i' ; le VE été a dérangé depuis.

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  92. Frites françaises sont bonnes, je suis d'accord. Mais l'un de McDonald's sont trempées dans du jus de la viande avant d'être frit. C'est juste dégueulasse. Je peux voler, mais seulement dans les grandes, sautant saute quand je suis endormi.

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  93. ("Excuse me. Can I borrow this soapbox for a minute? Great thanks", climbs on the soapbox)

    With all respect, I just never really liked the suggestions that we might be whiny little ungrateful brats for expressing dissatisfaction with these delays. I don't think anybody here believes The Cure owes them anything. Nobody thinks Robert Smith should put his entire life on hold to cater to our every whim. And I doubt we'll be hearing anybody say, "What?? October instead of September?? Well screw that. I ain't buying the damn album".

    Or the big scorcher. When people say you're not a true Cure fan because you don't just laugh a gentle laugh and say "That Robert. He really had me going with that September stuff. He's a mischievous little imp".

    People are voicing their frustration because they absolutely adore The Cure and can't wait to get their hands on the new goods. People just need to vent sometimes. Will we be over it two days from now and still buy the album when it comes out in 2014? Of course. (2014: a joke by the way).

    So people get psyched up when they hear a final release date. If that date doesn't come to pass, its not entirely unprecedented for people to express disappointment. I just wish people weren't so dismissive, acting like somebody is behaving like a spoiled diva. If they start dwelling on it, bitching about it for days at a time, then it might be time to suggest the duct-tape-over-mouth option :)

    Thank you for your kind attention. We'll be drawing the winner of the door prize in 5 minutes.

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  94. anah, je pense que vous et moi avez les mêmes pensées. excepté environ la sauce au jus. la sauce au jus m'effraye. je cours et me cache de la sauce au jus… particulièrement la nuit, quand les ombres rient.

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  95. 2014?!?!?! the new album is on hold for 6 years??!!!

    WHAT IS UP WITH UNIVERSAL, AND THE CURE?!?!? i can't TAKE IT!!!!

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  96. je m'escuse si j'écris peut-être avec des fautes mai aumois il y a du monde ici qui comprend très bien !( et j' aimerais te voir écrit avec un iPod touch ?

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  97. p.s.les frites chez mc donald et les bicmac avec la sauce antivomisure dégu!!!!!!

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  98. personnellement j'aime beaucoup plus subway comme fasse food !

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  99. my 10 favorite b-sides. yeah, i know it's usually 5, but i'm feeling EXPANSIVE. and not in any order.

    sugar girl
    a chain of flowers
    the exploding boy
    a few hours after this
    a foolish arrangement
    breathe
    2 late
    fear of ghosts
    down under
    a pink dream

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  100. l'expo du Louvre à Québec c'est de l'arnaque, en effet. Don't be tempted by The Louvre exposition in QC, it's crap, better take 3 days in Paris to really see things. Et Orsay, en tout temps, est troublant. Tout comme l'exposition sur Le Sacré qui s'y tient en ce moment.

    I don't feel like i could reprimand The Cure about their choices, but well, i would love a double album with planty dancing songs AND many dark-poetic-moving songs like UTS. Otherwise... Will they really tour again, soon ? I will fly to the US if i have to, i am so scared this is the end. The new songs makes me feel positive i have o say.

    well...

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  101. j'ai adorée le musée d'otawa l'exposion renoire ,j'en est eu pour mon argent en bon québécois ( hahaha)

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  102. Éric, je veux bien croire que le IPod explique certaines choses, mais quand même pas tout! Pas la fin du monde, mais bon...
    And for all the others trying out "French"... all I can say is leave drugs alone and don't try to order anything in a french restaurant if your waiter doesn't speak english.. safer that way.

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  103. would you guys stop speaking some other language than ENGLISH please...?! i'm tired of having to be better than i learned to be! jeeeeeeeez!

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  104. whatever games i play
    i will always love you
    COF
    fly me
    to the


    moon

    (guitar solo)

    whenever i'm alone

    you make me want to jump in the pool
    and drink bad wine
    you make me want to run in the streets
    and listen to rap music
    and pretend i dislike it
    i'll write bad poetry for you
    robert
    lipstick or non
    you're sex incarnate
    oh my god
    i'm dying now
    my black heart explodes



    shit.

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  105. sais pas de ma faute si mon parler dérange a se point la! pour l'autre personne qui veut plut ententes parler français achete toi un dictionnaire ou google tradition !

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  106. p.s.vivre et laisser vivre.

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  107. You can wonder all you want, but you're all wrong. My source at Universal tells me the real reason the album might be delayed is that Robert accidentally cut his head off whilst re-stringing one of his guitars. They've stuck it back on now, and he's doing fine, but they want to wait till it's fully healed before releasing the album. They're concerned that if he's on the Late Show or similar his head might fall off again on live TV, which would be really embarrassing.

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  108. bonne nuit au anglais et au québécois sur me blog a demain ?

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  109. Eric - Ceci n'est qu'une opinion bien sûr, mais je pense qu'il est simplement poli et logique de s'adresser à des interlocuteurs dans une langue qu'ils comprennent si tu souhaites prendre part à une discussion avec ceux-ci. Il y a des gens de plusieurs pays ici et chacun utilise une langue commune: l'anglais. Si tout le monde parlait dans sa langue (espaniol, chinois, allemand, etc.), ça ne mènerait pas à grand chose... Enfin... Tu es bien évidemment libre de faire ton propre choix.

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  110. Holy cow, Regina. I thought I was the only one who thought in those terms. Chris Carter's birthday. Another one is his wife's b-day November 22nd -- when Samantha was abducted. :)

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  111. Oh, Yeah!
    Great news!
    October, 13th - is my birthday!

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  112. this thread has uh turned festively surreal

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  113. The only trouble I have with a double album is they cost disproportionately more. Single disc CDs usually have great sale prices, but double CDs, especially the deluxe versions they make nowadays are easily damaged in transport, so it means I'm gonna have to return lots of stuff to amazon.

    I think Robert would be quite happy about all the anger because it just means people care.

    I don't mind the wait because I'll be super busy in September and I won't mind if the Christmas album becomes a Valentine's Day album; that day always depresses me.

    As long as the albums are the best quality they can be. Perhaps Robert is still tinkering with songs from learning new things on tour. From what I've been reading on this blog, "Underneath the Stars" sounded different at least twice. This might imply that Robert hadn't yet decided how it should be. Maybe he's rerecording things.

    It's not like the songs won't come out or they'll be priced super high. Also, the singles are a great deal where I live, so I don't mind an extra b-side.

    Also, if there is a delay, what if it's a Grammy award nomination thing? Maybe The Cure doesn't want to be beaten by Radiohead again.

    Anyway, it's great we're all excited about the next Cure album!

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  114. RS has updated the official website. October 13th it is, EP of the singles (re-mixed) will be out on 13th September.

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  115. tu a entierment raison pour la langue parler !

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  116. I always miss the juicy rumors! Blame it on watching Project Runway and posting on the blogs for that show too!!! Anyone watch it still???

    Not surprised by this news at all. Kind of disappointed & also kind of happy too for the delay. Let's just hope Oct 13th is the final official release date for the new album. I don't think I could stand another delay once again!

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  117. October fifteenth is 10/15. hahaha!

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