The Cult, Pure Cult: The Singles 1984-1995 (2000)
So this is the reissue of the (slightly) earlier Pure Cult. And that version is one of my all-time favourite CDs. The compilation that accompanied me on so many university car-trips; that was the perfect catch-all to soundtrack immature drinking games, pleasing just about everyone in the room. There’s so much to The Cult, so much to enjoy. There’s a sub-AC/DC level of obviousness – and it’s perfectly acceptable to just like the band’s music for that. Reason enough. But at their best – and you hear it when working through the singles – there’s a lot of craft in the songs, great playing and a kick-ass rock voice. The Cult was both a badge of honour and guilty pleasure among so many music listeners across the 1980s and 1990s – and it’s probably still the same now. I picked this version of the singles up very recently – because I was DJing a rock event. I have most of the albums on vinyl now but this, once again, proved the perfect catch-all, the grab-bag/bag-of-tricks. So many fucking good songs!
Sample Track: She Sells Sanctuary
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