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'Call the Comet' and the Magic Realism of Johnny Marr

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr releases his third solo album, Call the Comet, a dystopian collection of futuristic synths and killer riffs.

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Johnny Marr - "Upstarts" (video)

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr releases his new solo album 'The Messenger' on 26 February and here is the first single, "Upstarts".

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The Smiths: Complete

Even when compiling the band's entire catalog together, the same problems remain: too much overlap, not every song is actually represented. That said, Marr did a hell of a job on the remaster ...

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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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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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Pet Shop Boys: Yes

Finally, a superproducer/veteran pairing that yields dividends. Sorry, PETA, Pet Shop Boys aren't going anywhere.

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Hats Off: An Interview with Roy Harper

Jimmy Page wrote a song about him. Paul and Linda McCartney sang back up for him. And now, after decades of languishing as "the longest running underground act in the world", Roy Harper is reissuing his entire catalogue to a world that may just finally be ready for him.

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Crowded House: Time on Earth

Billy Corgan isn't the only one reviving a popular band name this summer.

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