“Strangeways, Here We Come” by The Smiths (No. 10)

The final album by The Smiths, Strangeways Here We Come is a fitting close to a brief but brilliant career. The Smiths' star shone brightly and burned out quickly, but they were prolific as Hell for the brief time they were together. Strangeways is their fourth and final album, released in 1987. That's four albums … Continue reading “Strangeways, Here We Come” by The Smiths (No. 10)

“The Queen is Dead” by The Smiths (No. 50)

The Smiths didn't last long, but they left behind an amazing legacy and incredible impact. By the time the band recorded The Queen is Dead they were already fraying at the seams, but it didn't diminish their ability to create amazing tunes. "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" is Morrissey at his lyrical best, or worst, telling off … Continue reading “The Queen is Dead” by The Smiths (No. 50)