It is easy to take a look at Robert Smith’s crazy hair, black outfits and lipstick and simply say that The Cure was just a Goth band, but of course they are so much more than that. True, many a Cure song is perfect for the depressed teenager hollowed up in their parent’s basement but despite the brooding image of Smith, not all of their songs are dark and gloomy. In fact, some of their songs feel so saccharin sweet (The Lovecats, come to mind) that its cheeriness is contagious. Regardless, of the mood invoked, their technical skills can’t be denied and historically speaking, The Cure was one of the first true Alternative acts to become commercially viable. Considering their success in the States, this bodes well for future induction.