From the Rolling Stone Fall Music Preview (#1062, 10/02/08):The Cure - 4:13 Dream (10/28)
"I like the sound of deadlines as they rush past my head", says Cure frontman Robert Smith, explaining why his album has been two years in the works. Now, after a massive world tour, Smith has met his deadline. The Cure's latest has the same gloriously gloomy vibe as the band's Eighties discs - one song, "Sleep When I'm Dead" was originally written for 1985's The Head on the Door. Smith's new lyrics, however, take on current events. "I'm trying to be a bit more socially aware," says Smith. "I've always been very careful to shy away from that, but the songs are about things that bother me in a global sense."
(Thanks Paul K. and Dayna)