Released on August 5, 1966. It’s as historically complex an album as anything out there as it relates to contemporary rock music — loaded with “firsts” and impressing a whole slew of future composers and performers.

It’s #3 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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The Cure release their fifth on April 30, 1984.

You might as well call this a Robert Smith solo album. After Robert and Simon got into a brawl in the studio, the band kind of went in their own directions. But Smith held it together somehow and the album holds up well. It’s also a testiment to the concept of “the band.” It’s served them all well.