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#473: The Smiths by The Smiths

1.21.2011


The Smiths by The Smiths (1984)

Favorite Track(s): "Reel Around the Fountain" and "I Don't Owe You Anything" and "Suffer Little Children"

Thoughts: Ok, THIS album was more what I was in the mood for today. Sorry, Elvis Costello. Some days are just good days for Morrissey. (Or The Smiths in this case. I've never actually listened to any of his solo work.)

Have I mentioned I like it when debut albums are self-titled? Mostly just for bands, not individual artists, though I don't know why I would make that distinction.

Side notes before I talk about the album: If you enjoy The Smiths, you should totally see Blackpool. (Which might be hard if you live in the U.S. and don't have a region 2 DVD player. If we're friends then just let me know if you want to see it...) If you don't like the Smiths (or do and can handle people making fun of them) you should watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 (well, you should do that no matter what you like), specifically this scene:



Mike actually looks a lot like Morrissey. "Is it wrong not to always be glad?"

Right, the album. It made me feel like tonight I should go out to a party or bar, drink too much and then pine after someone awkwardly. Which means I loved it!

1 comment:

Spiro said...

i totally suggest his solo stuff!