Strangeways, Here We Come

The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1987 Ratings: #41 / 91
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Based on 354 ratings
1987 Ratings: #14
Liked by 9 people
September 28, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rough Trade / Sire / Label
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While it doesn't match The Queen Is Dead or The Smiths, it is far from embarrassing and offers a summation of the group's considerable strengths.

I really think it's an excellent album to close The Smiths studio albums. We could say that is their most mature process, they already had control of their characteristic sound and brought them to shine at the right time. The last jewel of a short, but unforgettable discography.

Creo realmente que es un excelente disco para cerrar los álbumes de estudio de The Smiths. Se podría decir que es el más maduro, ya tenían control de sus ... read more
While not quite as strong as "Meat Is Murder" or "The Queen Is Dead", there are some great moments and "Strangeways" proves itself to be a more than worthy addition to The Smiths' discography.

Favourites: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, I Started Something I Couldn't Finish, Death of a Disco Dancer
Least Favourites: Death at One's Elbow
Very good
Lo cierto es que el disco es bastante olvidable si lo comparamos con el titánico «The Queen Is Dead» pero tiene sus momentos. La dramática "Last Night..." es una de mis canciones «prefes» de «Los Smiths». Mención aparte a los cojonazos del sr. Morrissey por escribir "Re-issue! Re-package!... Extra Track (And a tacky badge)", un ataque muy inteligente contra la industria musical que pasa a sonar a chiste si tenemos en ... read more
The last year of The Smiths was very prolific, and singles like "Sheila Take a Bow" already announced a change in the aesthetic direction, abandoning the raw and direct tone of the jangle pop for a more sophisticated sound, with a greater range of instruments. The lyrics have been changing since "The Queen Is Dead", with Morrissey writing debauched songs and less "glamourization of failure" ones.
During the recording of "Strangeways', guitarist Johnny Marr ... read more
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Track List

  1. A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours
  2. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
  3. Death of a Disco Dancer
  4. Girlfriend in a Coma
  5. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
  6. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
  7. Unhappy Birthday
  8. Paint a Vulgar Picture
  9. Death at One's Elbow
  10. I Won't Share You
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