Listenability - 10/10
Sound Quality - 9/10
Lyrics - 10/10
Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 21 April 1992 through record label Fiction in the UK and Elektra in the US.
From hopelessly in love, to wish impossible things and letting go, Wish really is in its own right “The Cure” for a truly broken heart and an incredibly emotional and powerful album by The Cure. Its sound is mesmerizing and its lyrics are as deep as the sea it was written about. The albums representation and its artwork is excellent and fits the nature of the theme.
The audio quality certainly stands out and is far ahead of its time, and although, like myself, many fans are hoping for an audiophile reissue of the album, there's really no need for it. The best way to achieve great sound would be to obtain the vinyl release, as, unlike vinyl, the CD version is heavily compressed, but is not sold cheap as its getting quite rare.
Wish has become without a doubt one of my favorite The Cure albums. It is quite an accessible album, but it can also be a mystery that needs time to unravel, should the listener choose to treat it like such.