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The Smiths Band • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Aaron Mook, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Is The Smiths releasing 4 albums in sequential years more a sign of the times or is it something remarkable for the 80s as well?
     
  2. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    I think it's the times. Budgets were bigger, music culture (esp underground) was different than what we have now.
     
  3. CoffeeEyes17

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    Musically that song rules, lyrically it's super goofy but I still like it enough. Supposedly Johnny Marr was unhappy with that. He said something to the effect of "I crafted such a beautiful piece of music, and he decides to go on about how big girls and their mothers are"
     
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  4. Almost no way I could do a top 10 with this band.

    What I can offer is a playlist of their final concert, if anyone is interested. There is a video on Youtube, as well.
     
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  5. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    Sign me up.
     
  6. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    Yeah. Lyrically it's basically an extended "built this pool" (not an insult) but christ, that guitar lick just keeps on delivering every time I listen. Have you heard the (only?) live version?
     
  7. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    this makes me like the song more, hahaha.
     
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  8. CoffeeEyes17

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    I have and it's dope
     
  9. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    I spent $30 on the "Started something..." 12" single just to have the live version on vinyl, hahaha
     
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  10. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

    My list

    This Charming Man
    Panic
    Bigmouth Strikes Again
    How Soon Is Now
    There Is A Light
    Girlfriend in a Coma
    Ask
    The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    Please Please Please
    Stop Me
     
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  11. CoffeeEyes17

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    I think it's a little of both. It's remarkable that all 4 records were excellent, but it's a sign of the times as to how they were constructed. They don't feel cohesive or like albums, just collections of 9-11 excellent songs
     
  12. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    I forgot Please Please Please, that should probably be in my 10.
     
  13. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    I actually disagree, I think all four feel like cohesive albums to me with slight expansions to their sound happening on each one. I agree that it's remarkable to put out four incredible albums in four years though at any time.
     
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  14. CoffeeEyes17

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    Eh, some songs feel tacked on I'm certain places (despite being great songs) and they just feel like a platform to sell singles. I do love how they expanded their sound on every album. The self titled feels the most cohesive
     
  15. Your Milkshake

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    Nowhere Fast
    Hand In Glove
    These Things Take Time
    Big Mouth
    Barbarism Begins At Home
    Stop Me
    Handsome Devil
    What Difference Does It Make
    Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
    How Soon Is Now

    objectively
     
  16. Your Milkshake

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    Oh yeah and Oscillate Wildly
     
  17. SilverScreen

    Nihil Nihil

    1. This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    2. Girl Afraid
    3. This Charming Man
    4. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
    5. Half a Person
    6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
    7. I Know It's Over
    8. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
    9. Still Ill
    10. Shoplifters of the World Unite
     
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  18. Your Milkshake

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    Just Haven't Earned It Yet is amazing
     
  19. Your Milkshake

    Prestigious Prestigious

    whys no one on Nowhere Fast tho
     
  20. SamLevi11

    Trusted Supporter

    Interesting how few Meat Is Murder tracks feature on peoples lists overall.
     
  21. It's their worst album and song imo
     
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  22. CoffeeEyes17

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    Yeah, I'm a vegetarian and even I think Meat Is Murder is a bit too preachy and pretentious of a song. But then again, this is the same guy that cancelled an entire show because someone in the crowd was selling meat.

    MIM gave us Headmasters Ritual and Barbarism Begins At Home though so it's still an excellent record, just the least excellent of the bunch.
     


  23. 1. Ask
    2. Bigmouth Strikes Again
    3. Miserable Lie
    4. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
    5. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
    6. Shoplifters Of The World Unite
    7. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    8. Is It Really So Strange?
    9. Cemetary Gates
    10. This Night Has Opened My Eyes
    11. Still Ill
    12. Panic
    13. The Queen Is Dead
    14. William, It Was Really Nothing
     
  24. The slaughterhouse noises really are overboard.
     
  25. CoffeeEyes17

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    Yeah. The whole thing is. There have been good songs written about vegetarianism and the criticisms of eating meat, but MIM is not one of them. I also don't care for it musically either. It's a fine enough Smiths song but it's definitely my least favorite.
     
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