Check Out: Robert Smith – “Very Good Advice”

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    For Almost Alice, the soundtrack inspired by Tim Burton’s eagerly anticipated Alice In Wonderland film, Robert Smith is seemingly alone amid a sea of pop-punk heavyweights. You’d think that might have an effect on The Cure frontman’s musical choices for his (via Stereogum) remake of “Very Good Advice”, but the eternally-eyelined rocker delivers something catchy and ever so apropos.

    The thing about Robert Smith songs are that his vocals are so ingrained in our minds as the voice off The Cure that it’s hard to distinguish what’s his own work and what’s probably a b-side from the goths from Crawley. But with this re-imagining of the Allan Sherman classic, Smith has struck a chord that is uniquely his own while still reminding us to give The Cure a spin every now and then. The childish vibe and energy has taken a decidedly sinister turn, with the whole thing sounding like the rantings of a lunatic to the machinations of some bizarre carnival. And as frightened as our inner children may be, it’s a promising track from an album that is pretty homogeneous sounding.

    Almost Alice is in stores on March 2nd. The film hits theaters March 5th.


    Almost Alice Tracklist:
    01. Alice (Underground) – Avril Lavigne
    02. The Poison – The All-American Rejects
    03. The Technicolor Phase – Owl City
    04. Her Name Is Alice – Shinedown
    05. Painting Flowers – All Time Low
    06. Where’s My Angel – Metro Station
    07. Strange – Tokio Hotel and Kerli
    08. Follow Me Down – 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
    09. Very Good Advice – Robert Smith
    10. In Transit – Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz
    11. Welcome to Mystery – Plain White T’s
    12. Tea Party – Kerli
    13. The Lobster Quadrille – Franz Ferdinand
    14. Running Out of Time – Motion City Soundtrack
    15. Fell Down a Hole – Wolfmother
    16. White Rabbit – Grace Potter and the Nocturnal

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