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The Cure's Robert Smith picks his favourite album and film of 2019


The Cure’s Robert Smith is a discerning consumer of music and film. The leading man of the goth legends has a critical eye and big mouth, the perfect combination.

For Hot Press, Smith delivers some of his best and worst moments of the year. From the villain of the year (Boris Johnson) to his favourite TV show of the year—he admitted he “didn’t watch any TV in 2019.”

The quick-fire questions also included his favourite album of 2019. The Cure frontman picked Twilight Sad’s brilliant new record It Won’t Be Like This All The Time. He was also asked for his favourite film of the year, which Smith said was the documentary, Apollo 11.

With a year of mega-concerts following the 30th anniversary of Disintegration, Smith was also asked to pick the best thing of 2019. Naturally, he couldn’t pick just one and selected the “summer festivals”. But he did select one when asked for his best personal moment, picking the band’s Mexico City performance form October.

And finally, Smith’s hope for 2020? “New music” from The Cure.