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#361: Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths

6.10.2011


Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths (1987)

Favorite Track(s): "Is It Really So Strange?" and "Half A Person" and "Panic" and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "Ask" and "Back to the Old House" and "Stretch Out and Wait" and "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" and "Unloveable" and "Asleep"

Thoughts: When an album is this good, I don't feel like I have coherent thoughts to share! Oh, The Smiths. Everything is heartbreak and nostalgia and longing and youth and tears and dancing and I love it.

I was initially shocked by how many tracks there are on this album: 24! And then I realized that's because this is a compilation album that was released in the U.S. only, containing almost all The Smiths' singles and b-sides that hadn't been available there previously. I know that gives it an unfair advantage to other non-compilation albums, but I don't care! I'm curious to see if any Morrissey shows up on the list, as I've never heard his solo work...

I'm currently reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and I think the book makes several references to "Asleep" and now that I've heard it, I totally can see why. It's amazing and my new favorite song.

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2 comments:

Kj said...

i love the new "Better than a Hard Day's Night?" feature.

Maryann said...

yaaay! I was worried everyone would think it irrelevant...