Discussion in 'SMB' started by ReaL Madras, Feb 26, 2012.
What a masterpiece that first album is. Morrissey and Marr = pure genius.
Thought this was gonna be about Doug and Kenny
Queen is Dead for me fella every time for pure consistency
However, they are one of the few bands for me where every compilation they did offered up at least one interesting track that was only a B-Side or something along those lines. For that reason, Hatful of Hollow, Louder than Bombs and The World Wont Listen are the ultimate Smiths albums to own.
First Album is Perfection
The strange thing is that everyone of their albums are perfect and The Queen is Dead is probably my favourite too. The guitar work on the title track is fantastic.
They're all amazing. Strangeways is the true work of art though. I try not to be sad about how good anything they would have gone on to do would have been.
I'm a massive Smiths fan although it took me a long while to get into them.
For once Mini's influence was correct
Agreed. It was a strange thing amongst fans of bands where you weren't sneered at for owning the compilations because they were so fucking good as well and contained so much extra stuff.
Meat is Murder was the least accessible album from my point of view as I don't really feel there were any standout tracks. However, from the point of view of consistent output it was lightyears away from being a turkey and I don't know of a single band whose output matches theirs for pure consistent brilliance.
I was at two out of the last three gigs they performed. I was a huge fan. They were incredible at the GMex festival. Morrissey with his Queen is Dead banner will live with me forever. Marr was just in a different stratosphere when it came to the guitar, a totally new style of playing. Still gote piece of Morrisseys shirt that is the centerfold pic on Rank.
Fury got his shirt when he played The Empire, the jammy bastard.
As for Meat is Murder, I just loved it. It felt a bit different a bit rockabilly but very British.
Saw Morrissey solo on his first tour and was distinctly underwhelmed. Never got to see The Smiths and have regretted it ever since to be honest. Listening to Unloveable on World Won't Listen as we speak A clear demonstration of how good their output was when this was a B Side.
I had a strange reaction to them splitting. I loved them as a band and have been to see Morrissey a few times but I have never bought a Morrissey record. It wasn't a conscious decision just never bought one.
Hatful of Hollow, despite being thrown together as BBC recordings (for radio 1) is one of the best Records/LPs/Albums ever recorded
I don’t think I could choose a favourite album, I think they are all excellent.
Festival of the 10th Summer ? I thought they were shit !
but I was just waiting for New Order and you couldn't like both back then
Johnny Marr is one the best guitarists to have lived in my opinion.
Welcome back from the 80's.
What he said
Band for bellends.
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