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The Cure: Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities – 1978–2001: The Fiction Years

James Hunter, The Village Voice, 25 May 2004

THE CURE'S Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities: 1978–2001: The Fiction Years is titled with the exhaustiveness that can, in every sense, characterize box sets. Its four discs are atypical of the form, however, and they come at a time when young bands – New York's Rapture, most notably and successfully – cite Robert Smith's London outfit as a holy source, a development nobody apart from the Cure's planet of black-clad fans might have guessed.

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