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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. 09:14 - Oct 20 with 927 viewsSuperfrans

Today, I will be mostly listening to the new deluxe reissue.

Any of you youngsters out there who weren't around when The Smiths first emerged, do yourself a favour and give it a listen. Turn on to Spotify and have a listen to the new Deluxe version of what, for my money, is the best album of the Eighties.

Such a crying shame that nobody is serving young music fans with anything like this today.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:19 - Oct 20 with 732 viewsLibero

It's out there mate, you've just got to dig deep.
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:20 - Oct 20 with 745 viewscrunchie1978

Take me back to dear ol Blighty!
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:21 - Oct 20 with 738 viewschicoazul

lol at thinking the Arctic Monkeys arent better than the Smiths.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:23 - Oct 20 with 726 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:21 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

lol at thinking the Arctic Monkeys arent better than the Smiths.


Backatcha.

Although, on point of order, where did I say that?

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:25 - Oct 20 with 721 viewschicoazul

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:23 - Oct 20 by Superfrans

Backatcha.

Although, on point of order, where did I say that?


I suppose you have a point there in that the Arctic Monkeys arent like the Smiths they are, in fact, much much better.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:27 - Oct 20 with 718 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:19 - Oct 20 by Libero

It's out there mate, you've just got to dig deep.


Sadly, I just don't believe it is - I've certainly heard no evidence of it.

There are very few acts in the past 30 years who have got close to breaking new ground in the way the Smiths did, speaking for the dispossessed in the way they did, challenging conventions of lyric writing, musicianship, challenging the industry status quo etc etc. That's why they endure the way they do and why so many Smiths fans gloss over so much of Morrissey's craziness, because he gave voice to so many who were previously unspoken for.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:28 - Oct 20 with 713 viewschicoazul

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:27 - Oct 20 by Superfrans

Sadly, I just don't believe it is - I've certainly heard no evidence of it.

There are very few acts in the past 30 years who have got close to breaking new ground in the way the Smiths did, speaking for the dispossessed in the way they did, challenging conventions of lyric writing, musicianship, challenging the industry status quo etc etc. That's why they endure the way they do and why so many Smiths fans gloss over so much of Morrissey's craziness, because he gave voice to so many who were previously unspoken for.


Grime.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:29 - Oct 20 with 708 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:25 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

I suppose you have a point there in that the Arctic Monkeys arent like the Smiths they are, in fact, much much better.


You're not going to get me to slag the Arctic Monkeys, I'm afraid.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:31 - Oct 20 with 701 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:28 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

Grime.


You'll notice I said "very few acts", not "no acts".

Grime is the nearest thing we have to a genre today breaking new ground. Totally.
Which is THE important artist though? Who has truly forged new ground in the genre?

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:35 - Oct 20 with 688 viewschicoazul

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:31 - Oct 20 by Superfrans

You'll notice I said "very few acts", not "no acts".

Grime is the nearest thing we have to a genre today breaking new ground. Totally.
Which is THE important artist though? Who has truly forged new ground in the genre?


Well grime as I understand it is a vast genre. It's not my thing so you will have to ask someone else about the important artists etc but if you are talking about the stuff you are talking about like speaking for the dispossessed new lyrical frontiers musicianship and changing the industry then it's a huge and obvious example.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:17 - Oct 20 with 650 viewscrunchie1978

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:35 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

Well grime as I understand it is a vast genre. It's not my thing so you will have to ask someone else about the important artists etc but if you are talking about the stuff you are talking about like speaking for the dispossessed new lyrical frontiers musicianship and changing the industry then it's a huge and obvious example.


Not as huge an example as sleaford mods.
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:17 - Oct 20 with 651 viewsJono8192

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:21 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

lol at thinking the Arctic Monkeys arent better than the Smiths.


Arctic Monkeys had one very good album and then turned to sh1t.

Their latest releases are the same droney sounding rubbish each time.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:21 - Oct 20 with 643 viewscrunchie1978

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:17 - Oct 20 by Jono8192

Arctic Monkeys had one very good album and then turned to sh1t.

Their latest releases are the same droney sounding rubbish each time.


Correct there....first album brilliant...but I doubt their 3rd album will be re issued 30 years later.
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:40 - Oct 20 with 611 viewsPiercingBlue

Haven't older people always said that modern music is rubbish?
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 11:19 - Oct 20 with 570 viewsWicklowBlue

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:40 - Oct 20 by PiercingBlue

Haven't older people always said that modern music is rubbish?


It says nothing to me about my life...
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 11:38 - Oct 20 with 554 viewsIpswichIrish

Idolize Morrissey and Marr
Careful though you got me excited with headlines like the queen is dead I was about to have the biggest sesh I've had since Thatcher died
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 11:41 - Oct 20 with 545 viewstractordownsouth

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 09:25 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

I suppose you have a point there in that the Arctic Monkeys arent like the Smiths they are, in fact, much much better.


Arctic Monkeys are my favourite band but the Smiths aren't far behind, the guitar parts are better though - This Charming Man and What Difference Does It Make are my ( somewhat obvious I know) favourites. I'd go as far as saying Johnny Marr is my favourite guitarist

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 12:47 - Oct 20 with 502 viewschicoazul

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:17 - Oct 20 by crunchie1978

Not as huge an example as sleaford mods.


Hahahahaha what a stupid opinion.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 13:20 - Oct 20 with 486 viewscrunchie1978

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 12:47 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

Hahahahaha what a stupid opinion.


Nearly as stupid as labelling grime music.
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 13:23 - Oct 20 with 476 viewsStirlingArcher

#1 most over-rated band to the neutrals

They are Vegans of music...
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 14:00 - Oct 20 with 445 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 12:47 - Oct 20 by chicoazul

Hahahahaha what a stupid opinion.


There is no such thing as a stupid opinion, I'm afraid. It's just an opinion you don't share, that's all.

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 14:08 - Oct 20 with 438 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 13:23 - Oct 20 by StirlingArcher

#1 most over-rated band to the neutrals

They are Vegans of music...


They're a massively misunderstood band imho.

Many of my friends don't like them because "they sound so miserable and depressing".
But anyone who thinks there a bunch of miserablists should spend some time to listen to The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, one of the most joyous and uplifting tunes ever set to vinyl - and Morrissey's own personal favourite Smiths tune (at least that's what he thought in 1993). Or Bigmouth Strikes Again, or Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, or Ask etc etc.

If anything, they're criminally under-rated... ;-)

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 14:13 - Oct 20 with 430 viewsSuperfrans

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 10:40 - Oct 20 by PiercingBlue

Haven't older people always said that modern music is rubbish?


Just to be clear, I'm not saying modern music is rubbish. There's plenty of great stuff around.

But music simply doesn't have the cultural importance today that it once did - and that's partly because its place in youth culture has become eroded, in turn because it isn't the means by which young people choose to vent their thoughts, emotions, frustrations, etc (as they once did).

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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 15:17 - Oct 20 with 389 viewscrunchie1978

Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 14:08 - Oct 20 by Superfrans

They're a massively misunderstood band imho.

Many of my friends don't like them because "they sound so miserable and depressing".
But anyone who thinks there a bunch of miserablists should spend some time to listen to The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, one of the most joyous and uplifting tunes ever set to vinyl - and Morrissey's own personal favourite Smiths tune (at least that's what he thought in 1993). Or Bigmouth Strikes Again, or Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, or Ask etc etc.

If anything, they're criminally under-rated... ;-)


The best band ever...the greatest of all time.
Two my favourite songs are b sides girl afraid and rubber ring...also arguably their most well known hit how soon is now was originally meant to be a b side.
They were also a singles band...panic....ask....shelia take a bow fantastic songs...none of them on their studio albums
I got into them 20 years ago and not a day has gone by where I haven't listen to them or mozza.
I can see how people perceive them as being morbid but there so not....or maybe I'm just a miserable c##t.
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Today is The Queen Is Dead day. on 15:22 - Oct 20 with 381 viewsalexharban

My favourite Smiths album by a mile, pure brilliance from start to finish.

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