Overall — 10/1010/10
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 is in itself the cure for a real broken heart and an incredibly emotional and powerful album by The Cure. The sound is mesmerizing and the lyrics are as deep as the sea about which it is written. The representation of albums and the illustrations is excellent and fits the nature of the theme.
The audio quality certainly stands out and is way ahead of its time, and although, like me, many fans are hoping for an audiophile re-release of the album, there is really no need for it. The best way to achieve a great sound is to get the vinyl release, because the CD version, unlike vinyl, is heavily compressed. The vinyl release is not sold cheaply because it has become quite rare.
Wish has undoubtedly become one of my favorite The Cure albums. It is a freely accessible album, but it can also be a mystery that takes time to unravel, should the listener choose to treat it as such.