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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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New Sufjan Stevens, Morrissey, Built To Spill

Leaking, leaking, leaked. Sufjan Stevens – “Opie’s Funeral Song” (MP3 Link Expired)  From Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation Morrissey – “I Will See You
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2006 - 10:22 pm

Heaven Knows He’s Still Miserable Now

CMJ tracked down the tracklist for the upcoming Morrissey CD Ringleader Of The Tormentors. 01. I Will See You In Far-Off Places 02. Dear God…
Scott Lapatine | January 6, 2006 - 4:18 pm

Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Morrissey’s new album has a title (see above) and release date (around 3/21). There’s a just-updated studio diary on producer Tony Visconti’s site. Photos too.
Scott Lapatine | November 3, 2005 - 12:19 pm

Morrissey Hearts Jon Stewart

First, the post from, then the story behind his shirt… “With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart…
Stereogum | October 28, 2004 - 9:20 pm

Morrissey Tours The States

9/29 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall 10/1 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre 10/2 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre 10/7 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre 10/9 New York, NY…
Stereogum | August 20, 2004 - 11:07 am

Random Notes And I Won’t Mention Britney

I saw two of my friends’ bands play this week and they didn’t suck at all. My Teenage Stride were at Pianos Tuesday night and…
Stereogum | July 1, 2004 - 12:31 pm

Hairdresser On Fire

If you’re a Smiths fan you should pick up this book. The main character is named Johnny Marr and he tries to kill a guy…
Stereogum | June 28, 2004 - 5:01 pm

Morrissey On Britney

MORRISSEY: Music lovers are absolutely sick to death of the way it’s manipulated and the way people who have nothing to offer are pushed forward.
Stereogum | May 17, 2004 - 9:28 am

More Stephin Merrit Rock Reviews

“Rock That?s Oh So Stupid Yet Oh So Intelligent” By STEPHIN MERRITT The New York Times 5/16/04 DELAYS You can’t tell a word Greg Gilbert…
Stereogum | May 16, 2004 - 5:26 pm

Stream The New Morrissey, Gomez, Alanis CDs

These albums won’t hit stores for another week: Morrissey: You Are The Quarry – (Attack/Sanctuary Long-awaited return combines lyrical scorn with classic guitar anthems. Thi…
Stereogum | May 11, 2004 - 10:00 am

Irish Blood, English Ringtone

More proof that great singles often make horrible ringtones. Listen, Laugh. One of these days I’m gonna post an extensive review of all the ringtone…
Stereogum | May 10, 2004 - 6:46 pm

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Joey

“You know the difference between Friends and the John Kerry campaign? Friends has a theme.” And I’ll be so happy not to hear that stupid…
Stereogum | May 7, 2004 - 9:53 am

Hold On To Your Friends

What should I do tonight: Watch the last Friends or see Morrissey at the Apollo … third row center!? Hmmm … tough decision. Could I…
Stereogum | May 6, 2004 - 5:33 pm

Morrissey Watercooler

So, how was that show? What was the set list? Whose camera got confiscated?
Stereogum | May 4, 2004 - 9:47 am

DJ Mixes Usually Suck, But…

Leave it to Erlend Øye of Kings Of Convenience (Norway’s answer to Simon & Garfunkel) to reinvent the genre. 1. Jurgen Paape – So…
Stereogum | April 30, 2004 - 4:53 pm

Lollapalooza Update

PJ Harvey and Le Tigre join the Lollapalooza 2004 line-up, which already includes Morrissey, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, String Cheese Incident, Modest Mouse, the Polyphonic…
Stereogum | April 20, 2004 - 9:50 am

Robert Smith Vs. Morrissey

“[Moz] was constantly saying horrible things about The Cure,” Smith tells Entertainment Weekly. “In the end, I kind of snapped and started retaliating. And it…
Stereogum | April 8, 2004 - 10:25 am