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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

Wednesday, August 27 2014

Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.


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.


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