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The Smiths (Remastered By Johnny Marr)

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Download links and information about The Smiths (Remastered By Johnny Marr) by The Smiths. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:33 minutes.

Artist: The Smiths
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:33
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Reel Around the Fountain 5:59
2. You've Got Everything Now 3:59
3. Miserable Lie 4:27
4. Pretty Girls Make Graves 3:43
5. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 4:37
6. This Charming Man 2:42
7. Still Ill 3:21
8. Hand In Glove 3:22
9. What Difference Does It Make? 3:49
10. I Don't Owe You Anything 4:04
11. Suffer Little Children 5:30

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The Smiths’ self-titled debut album was an astonishingly fresh approach to guitar-based pop in the mid-'80s. The British quartet worked as a fully functioning unit, with each member bringing an economy of style. Johnny Marr’s swirling, arpeggiated pickings supplied an attractive jangle and provided a perfect counterpoint to the band’s unconventional lead singer, Stephen Patrick Morrissey. Morrissey’s clever and emotionally naked lyrics probed and poked into confrontational topics, from his open homosexuality to the pains of child abuse. The album contains many Smiths classics, from “This Charming Man” (with its perfect ringing pop hook) to the screaming absurdity of “Miserable Lie,” where Morrissey becomes unhinged in playful torment. “What Difference Does It Make?” establishes Morrissey’s rhetorical side, while “Pretty Girls Make Graves” and “You’ve Got Everything Now” perfectly address the envy and angst of youth. Morrissey’s sense of a world gone wrong can be heard as empathy (“Suffer Little Children,” “Still Ill”) or as indignation (“I Don’t Owe You Anything”). A brilliant debut album from a band that was just getting started.