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Old 09-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #81
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I'm just starting to like the Smiths. I would be listening to Slacker.com radio and some Smiths songs would come up and I couldn't stand Morrissey's voice, but after a while I think they are alright. I still don't much care for his voice, plus the fact that he does the same kind of things with his voice in lots of their songs, but Johnny Marr's guitar playing is wicked. I'll probably buy one of their albums soon.


I agree. Marr's brilliance makes up for Morrisey's annoying voice.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #82
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i've never really found morrissey's voice to be annoying. i've always found it to be quite charming.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:59 AM   #83
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Morrissey has a beautiful voice. Point blank.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #84
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scored 'rank' for 3 bucks a few days ago. pretty good, but i wish 'i know it's over' included the whole song from the start. and i love how morrissey hrrrrrolls his R's.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:42 PM   #85
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I really enjoy How Soon is Now?

The fact that it was the theme for charmed took a bit of the shine off it though.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:14 PM   #86
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I suppose Morrisey's voice is pretty decent. I like the way his charming voice contrasts with his lyrics.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #87
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Morrissey has a beautiful voice. Point blank.

this.

there is something comforting about it.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:56 AM   #88
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I finally got into the Smiths. They were always the band I skipped over, thinking they were boring/overrated. I had downloaded their first album a long while back and thought it as just mediocre and proved my previous thought was right. So flash back to a few weeks back, I downloaded The Queen is Dead and I loved most of the tracks, some but not all. Then a few days later, I loved every track and now I just got Louder Than Bombs and I'm hooked. I love this band!
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:16 AM   #89
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I finally got into the Smiths. They were always the band I skipped over, thinking they were boring/overrated. I had downloaded their first album a long while back and thought it as just mediocre and proved my previous thought was right. So flash back to a few weeks back, I downloaded The Queen is Dead and I loved most of the tracks, some but not all. Then a few days later, I loved every track and now I just got Louder Than Bombs and I'm hooked. I love this band!
The Queens Is Dead is absolutely gorgeous. Heaps better than their self-titled debut. The production on that album really bothers me. The drums are so louds and reverbed, especially the snare drum, which makes the second half of Miserable Lie unbearably annoying. There are some good tracks, but overall the production kind of ruins that album for me.

And yes, Morrissey has an absolutely wonderful voice.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #90
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the production is pretty shoddy on the self titled. but i still love that record regardless.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:36 PM   #91
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I've finally gotten into the Smiths, a year and a half after my girlfriend took me to see Morrissey live (which was awesome). I completely adore them, they're fantastic. I wish I had gotten into them sooner. Aforementioned girlfriend also gave me one of her old Smiths t-shirts which is one of my new favorites.

As for Morrissey's voice, I suppose I see how it could be grating, but I find it brilliantly flamboyant and theatrical.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:31 AM   #92
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and i love how morrissey hrrrrrolls his R's.

Con, frrrrrront, what you are afraid of.

I see what you mean.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #93
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I got into them last year when I download their 4 albums and then bought them. The first 2 songs I ever heard were How Soon Is Now? and This Charming Man (the latter of which prepared me more for their overall 'sound', as opposed to the complete contrast of the former).

As far as favourite albums go, I'd have to say Meat Is Murder every time. There's something downright sinister about how the chords are voiced on the songs, and Morrissey's wailing vox. Hell, the whole album is sinister and foreboding from start to finish...

The Headmaster Ritual keeps shifting between ominous and happy-jangly (what chords/sequences are they?), Barbarism Begins At Home has Morrissey barking like a dog(?!), and then you have the downright depressing atmosphere of the title track to close things off; with possibly the most unnerving lyrics I've ever heard in a song "The meat in your mooouuuth as you saaaavour the flaaaavour of muuuuuurderrrrrr". Those poor moo'ing cows indeed.

Genius. I wish they would've made more stuff into the '90s (I tried one Morrissey solo album and didn't really dig it).
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #94
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Been listening to The Smiths alot lately and i now think 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' has the best chord progression ever! Anyone agree?
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #95
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Heck yes! The Smiths are amazing.

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Old 10-21-2008, 01:54 PM   #96
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I love the Smiths too. Marr in my eyes is one of the greats. How soon is now? - Definetly my favourite. This charming man and Heaven knows im miserable are also amazing songs IMO
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:52 PM   #97
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noel gallegher does a great acoustic version of ''there is a light that never goes out''
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #98
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how do people hate morrissey's voice? i don't get it...it is so pleasing.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:39 AM   #99
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I do think his voice is an acquired taste. I heard "Shakespeare's Sister" when I was nine or so and thought he sounded absolutely hideous. Then again, at nine, I thought the Spice Girls were the pinnacle of pop perfection so it's arguable how much I knew about music.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:42 PM   #100
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wait...they aren't?

but ever since the first time i heard "How Soon Is Now?" i thought that the vocals were probably the strongest aspect of the band. maybe i am just an oddity.
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