With the release of The Cure the bar band sound that made The Saw Doctors reputation has returned but thankfully they've ditched the echo chamber vocals. Lead singer Davy Carton's voice is nicely up front and center.
The Cure is typical Saw Doctors in a lot of ways but it is not an album that will win over many new fans. Their inventive often clever lyrics are still there but the melodies all tend toward sameness. It’s not a bad release, and completists will want to own it, but newcomers should start with their debut If This Is Rock N’ Roll, I Want My Old Job Back (1991) and All The Way From Tuam (1993).