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Wednesday, November 30 2011

The 25 Best Re-Issues of 2011

The year's best reissues are highlighted by a massive re-issue campaign for the kings of English prog rock, a soul giant, and the masterwork of one of America's finest ever pop bands.


Reviews

Monday, January 6 2014

Morrissey As the Sweet and Tender Hooligan

Morrissey cannot square his inner discontent with his mass appeal. He peers at himself as if a specimen.


Thursday, February 10 2011

The Smiths Scholars of the World Unite & Take Over in 'Why Pamper Life's Complexities?'

This is a scholarly essay collection of both depth and accessibility on the fey lads from Manchester.


Sunday, November 9 2008

The Smiths: The Sound of the Smiths

The Smiths "re-package" themselves on this definitive single-disc encapsulation of one of the '80s best underground bands. A two-CD deluxe edition adds rarities, worthy b-sides, and some great album tracks.


Wednesday, July 16 2008

Queen Is Dead: Album Under Review

By Brown's seventh bloviating appearance, you just want to shake him and break his worn copy of the album across his head.


Monday, March 3 2008

The Smiths: Inside The Smiths [DVD]

Two out of four The Smiths ain’t bad. But it certainly ain’t best.


Blogs

Thursday, August 21 2014

Knowing When to Indulge the Rock-Out Impulse

Making the big dumb rock gesture isn't always the cool thing to do. But a good musician always knows when it's best to do it anyway.


Thursday, July 28 2011

Shoplifters of the World Unite Soon, Now

The Smiths will be releasing a ginormous boxset (as of this writing) on 3 October 2011. The boxset, whose enormity is only eclipsed by Morrissey's louder-than-bombs personality,


Friday, July 1 2011

Still Ill: The Best 13 Songs by the Smiths

To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Smiths' masterful album The Queen Is Dead, PopMatters presents a list of the top 13 tracks by the legendary English quartet.


Friday, April 8 2011

Counterbalance No. 28: The Smiths’ 'The Queen Is Dead'

Some Smiths records are bigger than others -- The Queen Is Dead, for example, comes in at No. 28 on the Acclaimed Music list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. Bigmouths Klinger and Mendelsohn strike again with another edition of Counterbalance.


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