Nice article at Reverb about Robert's under-appreciated guitar skills:
"Robert Smith may be the most underrated rock guitarist of all time.
While he was never one to shred with the same flash as some of his '80s
contemporaries, his influence over droves of players and sub-genres
should earn him a more revered spot in the guitar gods pantheon.
The Cure still fill stadiums with a surprisingly diverse community of
adoring fans. Bands like Dinosaur Jr and the Smashing Pumpkins have
recorded loving covers of Cure songs. If the recent cavalcade of
boutique chorus and modulation pedals is any indication, Smith's
influence as a tonal architect is alive and well.
So why is the ink devoted to his guitar craft comparatively limited?"
Read the rest at Reverb. (Thanks Matt)