By now, the biggest 80s songwriters are either dead, done with music or well past their best-before date (Bono, Michael Stipe and Bernard Sumner, we're calling you out).
It's unlikely that Robert Smith will ever recapture the Cure's Pornography-to-Disintegration era, but 4:13 Dream is slightly better than the misguided hype suggests.
Take the tide-me-over remix EP that Smith rubber-stamped back in September. The disc contained six tracks off 4:13 Dream remixed by dudes from 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance and Fallout Boy - the fakest, shittiest bands in "rock" music today. Despite how much that disc sucked, 4:13 Dream sports four classic-sounding songs off the top (cherry-pickers should download The Only One and The Reasons Why), followed by nine forgettable "upbeat" numbers. Regardless of quality, the Cure always find a way to leave me feeling depressed.