The Cure, “Primary”
There are a lot of those cornerstone bands that smart people with good taste are supposed to like and the Cure is one of them. Unfortunately, I was born too late to be there when it mattered but early enough to witness their embarrassing reunion-era fluctuations. Because of this, my misconceptions about the Cure were effectively identical to those I had about Morrissey and the Smiths: that they were bands led by bloated, self-serious lead singers making music for feeble, self-serious people. Someone could have just played “Primary” and saved me some time.