Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure

The second cure album from 1980. 'seventeen seconds' was everything the title suggested. intense. dense. bleak. it is not an album for the faint at heart. the addition of perennial favourite simon gallup on bass and the short-lived but effective mathleu hartley on keyboards expanded the cure's previously sparse sound, adding layers of texture that complemented smith's longer, less accessible songs. while 'play for today' hearkens back to the bands poppier days, 'seventeen seconds' and 'secrets' show that the band was not about to turn back from its new approach. 'a reflection' is eerily beautiful, but the album's true highlight is the perky-but-sad 'a forest.'

The Cure

Seventeen Seconds

Elektra
Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 09/16/2016Catalog Number

602547875372

Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$44.99

Black
Released 09/16/2016Catalog Number

IMT5067456.1

Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$24.99

180 Gram

Released 05/19/2022Catalog Number

EA60784.1

The Cure

Seventeen Seconds

Elektra
Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 09/16/2016Catalog Number

602547875372

Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$44.99

Black
Released 09/16/2016Catalog Number

IMT5067456.1

Album artwork for Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
LP

$24.99

180 Gram

Released 05/19/2022Catalog Number

EA60784.1

The second cure album from 1980. 'seventeen seconds' was everything the title suggested. intense. dense. bleak. it is not an album for the faint at heart. the addition of perennial favourite simon gallup on bass and the short-lived but effective mathleu hartley on keyboards expanded the cure's previously sparse sound, adding layers of texture that complemented smith's longer, less accessible songs. while 'play for today' hearkens back to the bands poppier days, 'seventeen seconds' and 'secrets' show that the band was not about to turn back from its new approach. 'a reflection' is eerily beautiful, but the album's true highlight is the perky-but-sad 'a forest.'