The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
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Based on 288 ratings
1984 Ratings: #11
February 20, 1984 / Release Date
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Rough Trade / Sire / Label
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nemgax
90
+5 points for belly rolls
zeyadreda
89
I really really love this band very much
EMR
88
In 1984, while the post-punk era was solidifying its foundations, a group of intelectual and introverted boys appeared in the brittish scene, showcasing a marvellous blend of poetic, ironic, melancholic and dynamic songwriting style, full of sharp lyrics and solid instrumentation, all bound together by frontman Morrissey's delightful vocal tone and eccentric performances. One of the brightest debuts in rock History, by one of the very best (and most consistent) bands of the period.
SoundAura
84
Being that “This Charming Man” and “Reel Around the Fountain” are some of The Smiths’ most complex songs, the rest of the record seems like a draft, all be it a very good draft. It wouldn’t be until two years later that they would perfect their sound that is evident in this LP’s high points. Despite some of the filler here, it is still a wonderful debut from one of the greatest acts of the 80s.
charlie17
81
The smiths were definitely still finding their voice on s/t, but all the smiths hallmarks are here and make for a solid debut from a solid band.

Best Tracks: This Charming Man, You’ve got everything now, Pretty Girls Make Graves
Worst Tracks: Reel Around The Fountain, Suffer little children

Rating: 81/100(fairly great)
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Track List

  1. Reel Around the Fountain
  2. You've Got Everything Now
  3. Miserable Lie
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves
  5. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  6. Still Ill
  7. Hand in Glove
  8. What Difference Does It Make?
  9. I Don't Owe You Anything
  10. Suffer Little Children
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