Sunday, August 28, 2016

Twee # 10 The Smiths

Morrison to Morrissey. One of The Smiths superlative moments, a signature tune, and an alternative national anthem and manifesto.

'Provided The Smiths (the debut album) with some of its most memorable soundbites. Its disparate verses cover a superfluity of Morrissey's fundamental lyrical ideals; droll ennui, comical hypochondria, the anti-work ethic, thorny patriotism and the lamentation over lost loves and times past.'

It's all here. Morrissey, never wrote a better, more explicit lyric. You could write a chapter on the particular emotional state it describes and what it's getting at. If you love this, you'll love The Smiths. If you don't, you surely won't!

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