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Doing a list of the best albums “of all time” is bound to be a disaster — EW tried it this past summer and not surprisingly the thing was a shitshow. But ranking the Top 500 Albums Of All Time is exactly the type of feature NME runs out there every few years, and they’ve… More »

For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths’ catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70 or so songs the band eventually issued were consistently brilliant — an idiosyncratic amalgam of character studies, political insight, and life-changing anthems for the eternal outsider. In Britain, they were… More »

Johnny Marr is, without question, one of the nicest guys in rock and roll. He’s also, without question, one of the most talented guitar players of all time. As a founding member of the Smiths, Marr helped change the face of English rock music forever and created a signature guitar style that would influence a… More »

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The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We've put…
Stereogum | October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am
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Watch Moz Cover Lou Reed, Play New Tunes In Perth

Yesterday we celebrated The Queen Is Dead's 25th Anniversary. Today we celebrate the live version of new Morrissey song, "The Kid's A Looker," which Moz…
brandon | June 17, 2011 - 9:53 am
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The Queen Is Dead Turns 25

Last year when Meat Is Murder celebrated its 25th anniversary, we asked musicians like Zach Condon, Drew Daniel, Frankie Rose, Jamie Stewart, the No Age…
brandon | June 16, 2011 - 4:05 pm
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Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am
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Download Smiths Demos

Someone made a Smiths vinyl bootleg called Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals. Someone else made a rip of the (pretty illuminating, great) 16-track collection that features,…
brandon | January 3, 2011 - 10:50 am
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Tokyo Police Club – “Breakneck Speed (Andy Rourke Remix)”

Yes, it's that Andy Rourke, bassist for the Smiths, who put together this remix. Rourke hosts a show called Jetlag on East Village Radio, and…
jessica | June 18, 2010 - 2:08 pm
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Meat Is Murder Turns 25

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album's title track on the…
brandon | February 9, 2010 - 8:38 am
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Moz Apologizes For Swords, Hopes For A Steadier 2010

Morrissey has had a pretty tough year, no doubt. From collapsing onstage to getting pegged in the head with a bottle, and finally ejecting a
brandon | December 16, 2009 - 12:29 pm
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Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu Cover Morrissey

The bands split sides of a 7″ to pay tribute to Moz, with Xiu Xiu tackling “I Am Hated For Loving” and Parenthetical Girls o…
Amrit Singh | November 23, 2009 - 2:18 pm
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Bottled Moz Cuts Off UK Gig After One Song

A couple weeks ago Morrissey collapsed on stage during a performance of "This Charming Man" at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. A couple day…
brandon | November 9, 2009 - 9:12 am
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Morrissey Returns To The Stage

According to The Times Moz looked “unhealthy and uncomfortable” (and bloated) at Albert Hall on Tuesday when he retooled “How Soon Is Now” to include…
brandon | October 29, 2009 - 12:16 pm
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She & Him Cover The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”

There's a long history of "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" covers in movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Not Another Teen Movie,…
Scott Lapatine | June 25, 2009 - 3:37 pm
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Zooey Deschanel’s (500) Days Of Summer Trailer, Soundtrack Info

The trailer for the Mark Webb-directed (500) Days Of Summer opens with Zooey Deschanel (as Summer) telling a guy listening to "There Is A Light…
brandon | March 4, 2009 - 4:55 pm
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Morrissey Announces US Label, 2009 US Tour Dates

We channeled high-school poetry class when analyzing Morrissey's Years Of Refusal album art, but even with his weighty caterpillar tattoo and all that the child-is-the-father-to-the-ma…
brandon | December 18, 2008 - 10:16 am
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Scott Weiland Covers The Smiths

Scott misses Cleveland and, it seems, vintage Smiths. The Deluxe Edition of "Happy" In Galoshes includes a second disc housing this cover of "Reel Around…
brandon | December 15, 2008 - 10:12 am
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New Welcome Wagon – “Half A Person”

The Welcome Wagon, the betrothed duo of Reverend Thomas Vito and Monique Aiuto, sound a lot like Sufjan Stevens, the guy who produced and helped…
brandon | October 30, 2008 - 12:19 pm
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Will The Smiths Reunite At Coachella ’09?

The Sun thinks so. We think the sun will sooner shine out of our behinds.
Scott Lapatine | October 24, 2008 - 11:14 am
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Johnny Marr Joins The Cribs

Last time we heard from the Jarmans they were on stage with Lee Ranaldo in Brooklyn. Now, according to this NME video interview with frontma…
brandon | August 26, 2008 - 3:49 pm
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Tony Hawk Interviews Isaac Brock And Johnny Marr

On the new site ShredOrDie — a member of the OrDie Network — skating legend Tony Hawk (did he ever find Animal Chin, btw?) interview…
brandon | February 22, 2008 - 10:07 am
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Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths

With Morrissey fresh on our minds and Arcade Fire never far away, we bring you some footage of the Butlers & Co. tackling the Smiths'…
Stereogum | October 29, 2007 - 3:21 pm
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