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The Sound Of The Smiths


Download links and information about The Sound Of The Smiths by The Smiths. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop, Alternative, Indie genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:17:04 minutes.

Artist: The Smiths
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop, Alternative, Indie
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:17:04
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No. Title Length
1. Hand In Glove 3:16
2. This Charming Man 2:43
3. What Difference Does It Make? [Peel Session - BBC] 3:13
4. Still Ill 3:22
5. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 3:36
6. William, It Was Really Nothing 2:11
7. How Soon Is Now? 6:47
8. Nowhere Fast 2:39
9. Shakespeare's Sister 2:09
10. Barbarism Begins At Home [7" Version] 3:51
11. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore 3:52
12. The Headmaster Ritual 4:55
13. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:18
14. Bigmouth Strikes Again 3:14
15. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 4:03
16. Panic 2:21
17. Ask 3:16
18. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby 3:34
19. Shoplifters Of The World Unite 2:58
20. Sheila Take A Bow 2:42
21. Girlfriend In A Coma 2:03
22. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish 3:48
23. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 3:13



Over four years, from 1983 to 1987, the Smiths produced an enduring catalog that included four studio albums and a slew of singles and b-sides often collected on a variety of compilation albums. This 2008 collection, overseen by Morrissey and Johnny Marr, collects 23 tracks in its “single-disc” edition and an additional 22 tracks, including B-sides, exclusive 12-inch releases and live recordings (for the “two-disc” expanded version). Taken either way, it’s an embarrassment of riches, as Johnny Marr’s lyrical guitar riffs supply the empathetic poetry necessary to support Morrissey’s emotionally charged lyrical concerns. From shameless self-pity to rampant narcissism, unrelieved sorrow to bursts of temporary joy, the Smiths took adolescence and channeled its hormonal wildness into gorgeous pop songs. The two-minute nightclub apocalypse of “Panic”, the wallflower ennui of “Ask,” and the sublime damp futures of “William, It Was Really Nothing” and “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” highlight the flow of The Smiths’ unrelenting single releases, while the majesty of such b-sides as “Half A Person,” “Girl Afraid,” and the live versions of “Meat is Murder” and “London,” attest to the group’s fully formed strengths.