The Best Of Morrissey's "10 Album's Of Which I Am Most Proud"

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Morrissey, unsurprisingly, thinks highly of his latter day efforts.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
7. Louder Than Bombs 13
4. Vauxhall and I 6
5. Strangeways, Here We Come 4
10. Your Arsenal 2
9. Southpaw Grammar 2
8. Bona Drag 1
6. Rank 1
3. You Are the Quarry 1
2. Ringleader of the Tormentors 1
1. Years of Refusal 1


EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

YA or BD.

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bona Drag or Louder Than Bombs for me.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

How many albums does the guy have? 15?

another suggestbanite (rusty flathead screwdriver), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Louder Than Bombs, duh.

macarena of time (step hen faps), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

^

Mr. Farmer, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Album's

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol at Morrissey conspicuously passing over the most classic titles in The Smiths' catalog.

Strangeways, for me.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

He, Marr, and the other Smiths only agree now on Strangeways... being the best Smiths record.

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Weird ( I also love Strangeways, but I know I'm in the minority)

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Voted Southpaw, I've always loved that one

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i came late to smiths fandom and was legit surprised to learn people don't like strangeways. it's a good record! wtf

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway, top notch trolling itl

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i dont get strangeways hate either, voted for that

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'll go with my emotional connection; Vauxhall & I.

unrational, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Strangeways has a few good joints on it but it's easily the worst Smiths album.

macarena of time (step hen faps), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

and why would you vote for Strangeways when you could vote for Louder Than Bombs and vote for:

"Is It Really So Strange?" (John Peel session, 12/2/86) – 3:04 [B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"] *
"Sheila Take a Bow" – 2:41 [single A-side]
"Shoplifters of the World Unite" – 2:57 [single A-side]
"Sweet and Tender Hooligan" (John Peel session, 12/2/86) – 3:35 [B-side of "Sheila Take a Bow"] *
"Half a Person" – 3:36 [B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite"]
"London" – 2:07 [B-side of "Shoplifters of the World Unite"]
"Panic" – 2:20 [single A-side]
"Girl Afraid" – 2:48 [B-side of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"]
"Shakespeare's Sister" – 2:09 [single A-side]
"William, It Was Really Nothing" – 2:11 [single A-side]
"You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" (US mix) – 3:23 [remix of aborted single A-side] *
"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" – 3:34 [single A-side]
"Ask" – 3:18 [single A-side]
"Golden Lights" – 2:39 [B-side of "Ask"]
"Oscillate Wildly" – 3:27 [B-side of "How Soon Is Now?"]
"These Things Take Time" – 2:23 [B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?"] *
"Rubber Ring" – 3:48 [B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"]
"Back to the Old House" – 3:05 [B-side of "What Difference Does It Make?"] *
"Hand in Glove" (single version) – 3:13 [single A-side]
"Stretch Out and Wait" (original version) – 2:38 [B-side of "Shakespeare's Sister"] *
"Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" – 1:52 [B-side of "William It Was Really Nothing"]
"This Night Has Opened My Eyes" (John Peel session, 9/14/83) – 3:40 [from Hatful of Hollow]
"Unloveable" – 3:55 [B-side of "Bigmouth Strikes Again"]
"Asleep" – 4:11 [B-side of "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"]

macarena of time (step hen faps), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man I completely forgot about "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby." That song rules.

macarena of time (step hen faps), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

well i wouldn't vote for strangeways over bombs but i don't think it's such a glaring step down in quality from the rest either

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. "A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours" 3:00
2. "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" 3:47
3. "Death of a Disco Dancer" 5:26
4. "Girlfriend in a Coma" 2:03
5. "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" 3:32
6. "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" 5:03
7. "Unhappy Birthday" 2:46
8. "Paint a Vulgar Picture" 5:35
9. "Death at One's Elbow" 2:01
10. "I Won't Share You" 2:48

all good songs! the only one i can't think of in my head is track 9.

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

i didnt vote for louder than bombs because it seems like cheating

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

There is that, yes. But it's the one Smiths album that has spent time getting repeat plays in the car.

Too Many Headphones (MarkG oo la showaddywaddy), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh man those are absolutely NOT all good songs, on fact some of them are realy fucking awful and unforgivable

If you are backing "Unhappy Birthday" and you are older than 15, it is time to ask yourselves some difficult, uncomfortable questions

OH NOES, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

there are at least three bad songs on SHWC.

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

gee don't be coy now

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Death at One's Elbow
Unhappy Birthday
Last Night I Dreamt...

"A Rush and a Push" is a sound looking for a song.

HOWEVER...

"I Started Something..." is all-time great. What a fun karaoke number.

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Girlfriend In A Coma" is terrible, too

OH NOES, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

not to mention simply a tragic situation to find oneself in, simply awful really.

omar (son), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

and serious!

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just to be unambiguous, it is also a fucking terrible song and should be fuckin destroyed

OH NOES, Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Are you sure you don't like "Girlfriend In A Coma"? Some mixed messages coming across.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

'Paint a Vulgar Picture' frustrates me b/c on the one hand it's so fun to sing along to, but then the lyrics... say nothing to my about my life

wrinklepause, Thursday, 29 December 2011 03:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

'Bona Drag' out of these..from 'Strangeways'. He's trying to big up some of his works that need it here a bit perhaps.

ineloquentwow, Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Years of Refusal

haha big trollin'

Action Jackson (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

'Louder Than Bombs' has more bang for your Mozzer-approved buck, I guess.

Action Jackson (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

How many albums does the guy have? 15?

Unless you include compilations/best ofs, in which case it's about 70.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 29 December 2011 10:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

voting LTB but yer arsenal was a bit of alright

higgs boson (the deli llama), Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 7 January 2012 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink


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