Melancholic, yet truly life-affirming, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side is the sound of The Smiths – and indie-pop – at their most sublime.
Think you know everything about indie-pop’s most charming men? Here are ten surprising Smiths facts which may change your mind…
Establishing Blur’s identity, the ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ album become one of the most influential British albums of the 90s.
The very epitome of retro cool, The Smiths’ artworks stood apart in the 80s, and they’ve retained their timeless allure ever since.
Whether written for The Smiths or his own solo albums, the best Morrissey lyrics rank among the most insightful in rock music.
From arch noise-pop to heartbroken ballads, the best Blur songs show rich and varied the band were over a hugely successful career.
Following a run of pop-minded albums, ‘Naked’ found Talking Heads returning to the experimental approach of ‘Remain In Light’.
A stop-gap compilation between albums, ‘The World Won’t Listen’ screamed ‘genius’, thanks to The Smiths’ unbeatable run of singles.
Hailed as being ‘as fresh and colourful’ Morrissey’s daffodils, The Smiths’ debut album captured the group in their first flush of success.
Influential, distinctive and enduring, the best The Smiths songs are just part of an inspiring body of work recorded in under five years.
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