Wednesday, November 30 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.
Monday, January 6 2014
Morrissey cannot square his inner discontent with his mass appeal. He peers at himself as if a specimen.
Thursday, February 10 2011
This is a scholarly essay collection of both depth and accessibility on the fey lads from Manchester.
Sunday, November 9 2008
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
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
Two out of four The Smiths ain’t bad. But it certainly ain’t best.
Thursday, August 21 2014
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, May 2 2013
Thursday, July 28 2011
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
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
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.