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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 an… More »

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Found Found Found

No, not Jerry Garcia’s toilet (sadly still MIA). But rather I’m referring to Morrissey’s sex drive, last seen in the dorm room of William (though,…
Scott Lapatine | April 10, 2006 - 2:51 pm

Stream The New Morrissey

Hear Ringleader Of The Tormentors at MozSpace. He’s sorry about those Arctic Monkeys comments, noting the band’s meteoritic rise is “just like the Smiths.” Or…
Scott Lapatine | March 22, 2006 - 3:01 pm

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. This…
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 ringtones…
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