!! YMMV tropes for the band:

* AwardSnub: No UsefulNotes/GrammyAward, and still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...
** ...Yet. [[http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/27/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-announces-2012-nominations/ They have been nominated for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.]]
* DorkAge: Fans commonly see Wild Mood Swings as the band's weakest release.
* EpicRiff: Even if Lullaby is pure {{Nightmare Fuel}}, the two guitar riffs and the bassline are undeniably catchy.
** For bass riffs Play For Today and Other Voices are up there.
* {{Expy}}: Robert Smith's look is inspired by the looks of Music/SydBarrett.
* FaceOfTheBand: Robert Smith. Rarely anyone can name another member.
** Naming another member is easy. [[RevolvingDoorBand Remembering whether or not he's actually in the band at the moment is the hard part.]] Simon Gallup, the band's bassist since 1979 (except for a few years in the 1980's), is likely the second most nameable member of the band after Smith.
* HarsherInHindsight: "Killing an Arab." They don't perform it anymore, unsurprisingly (or when they do, they change the lyrics around heavily; some of the alterations include "Killing Another," and more humorously, "Kissing an Arab.")
* HilariousInHindsight: The name "Lol."
* LastNoteNightmare: ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'''s title track.
** CarefulWithThatAxe: The ending to "Subway Song."
* MisaimedFandom: Enough of it for "Killing an Arab," that they had to put a sticker on ''Staring at the Sea'' to decry racist use of the song.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: In 1981, when they were playing in the Werchter Festival, the festival was running late, and the organizers wanted The Cure to finish their show early to let bigger artists like ''Robert Palmer'' and Music/ZZTop play. The organizers and The Cure agreed to let the band play one more song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXgN-7A1MXM Cue the legendary 9 minute epic monster rendition of A Forest,]] and "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck Robert Palmer, fuck rock 'n' roll!]]"
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/TheCure Has its own page.]]
* ReplacementScrappy: Arguably Jason Cooper. Even recently some fans of the band were still calling him a terrible drummer, just because he replaced fan favorite Boris Williams, despite the fact that by that time, Cooper was longer in the band than any other drummer (Williams, Andy Anderson, and Lol Tolhurst).
* SignatureSong: Either "Just Like Heaven" or "Lovesong." "A Forest" from ''Music/SeventeenSeconds'' is also a popular staple of AlternativeRock radio.
* SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: "Friday I'm in Love" is one of those songs that's impossible ''not'' to be cheered up by.
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