The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Regarded by many as the Smiths' best work, The Queen Is Dead is definitely a solid piece of Brit-pop. The album opens with the invigorating "The Queen Is Dead," also a favorite set opener of the band, and then falls into the undeniably catchy "Frankly Mr. Shankly." "Cemetary Gates" is an excellent pop song, which is followed by the haunting single "Big Mouth Strikes Again." Other notables include "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side," and the countrified "Vicar in A Tutu." Each track is a showcase of Johnny Marr's complicated guitar work and Morrissey's melodically mezmerizing voice, the two factors that brought the group to the forefront of British guitar pop. For such a superb and ambitious performance by a band at the top of their game, there's good reason to call The Queen Is Dead the group's masterpiece. From a personal standpoint, I liked their first album only slightly better because it's a little easier to get into.


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1. Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty) [Medley]
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. Boy With the Thorn in His Side
8. Vicar in a Tutu
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Written by: Tosh

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