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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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More Lollapalooza 2004 Buzz

In addition to Morrissey, Flaming Lips, and Sonic Youth… String Cheese Incident, Polyphonic Spree, and Modest Mouse have signed on.
Stereogum | March 30, 2004 - 9:58 am
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Morrissey Live In New York

NY Moz fans should head over to Product Shop for some awesome news. I’ve seen David Byrne and The Strokes/GBV at the Apollo and both…
Stereogum | March 26, 2004 - 2:13 pm
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Los Angelenos!

Morrissey will be performing at the Wiltern Theatre on April 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27. KROQ is running a contest for fans to wi…
Stereogum | March 23, 2004 - 11:02 am
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