the smiths is the greatest band, very mature and cool.. i love them!
>>By Buffy (Thursday, 12 Dec 2002 14:48)
the smiths have this way of making you feel something so special everytime you listen to them. Their lyrics are intelligent, creative and unique. They have to be the best band of all time
>>By chel (Thursday, 19 Dec 2002 23:32)
So depressing, yet so charming... the best stuff on earth
>>By Sparky (Saturday, 21 Dec 2002 18:26)
can't choose between the smiths and joy division
>>By duo (Sunday, 12 Jan 2003 22:43)
i grew up listening to these guys my dad is a big fan so i had to listen to them all my life i love the smiths
>>By cory cook (Monday, 3 Feb 2003 02:02)
searching for words to fit my feelings about this band is useless. i guess they'd always been within myself, even before i had ever listened to them. unfortunately nothing new can be expected from them, ever and that makes me a slightly sad sort of a person. portugal worships the manchester's band. we've got some good things, after all.
>>By ramalhinho (Monday, 3 Feb 2003 18:37)
the smiths.............are the very best......they are the defenition of
a legendary pop band.......who's music has taught that the human will
sometimes have their depressed side....no matter what!
>>By savestheday009 (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 05:54)
They weren't the most prolific band or long-lived, but surely they burned a melancholy fire that speaks really to everyone that's ever been alone, lost, or terrified of being alone or lost. They were and are brilliant. Full Stop.
>>By chris (Saturday, 12 Apr 2003 10:14)
ive never personally listend 2 the smiths but if anyone here is interested, did you know that Brian Molko from the band Placebo is a fan of them?
Sorry for wasting anybody's time.
P.S. - Placebo are the best band to ever exist!
>>By Starr (Saturday, 3 May 2003 18:48)
who eva u r "Starr" u hav the best taste in music! Placebo ROCK! and the Smiths r amazing!!!
>>By Mrs Molko (Wednesday, 21 May 2003 14:43)
Along with many of us, I feel that the Smiths embraced the human side of life. That is to say, they knew that life wasn't always about glamor and prestige but instead a journey lived within the souls we all touch on a daily basis. Without a doubt the Smiths could be considered the most underestimated band of the 80's. What makes me laugh (or feel somewhat special) is the fact that all the "sheep-of-the-world" complain about how their music is depressing. What a bunch of pesismist! They were able to reach a level of understanding that is true to life. They were not afraid to look at the down side of life (because we all know that life is perfect) and tell a story about it. The incredible thing about their style was Mr. Marr's ability with music. How do you make a "depressing song" have a great feel? Ask Johnny.
>>By mojo (Tuesday, 3 Jun 2003 09:16)
some people say that their music is depressing, but most of the songs are so 'upbeat' (rgh i hate that word) that you end up feeling more cheerul
>>By nadia (Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 11:52)
There are so many things that makes the Smiths' music as great as it is. The intentional ambiguity and witt of Morrissey's lyrics, the beautiful compositions of Johnny Marr, and the overall sound and feel of the band's records. Their music was very real. The emotions weren't forced, the feel is very natural, and, obviously, to understand the complexities of their music it requries a great deal of thought and contemplation. Morrissey had enough faith and respect for his audience that when he was with the Smiths he never gave 'answers'- only opinions, most of which were veiled by the humor and genius of his choice of words. He managed to capture to emotions, thoughts, and feelings of everyone who had ever been disenfranchised by this society, and did so with dire urgency and tongue in cheek wit. The magic of the Smiths can never be recreated, mainly because no can act as a representative for the romantic misfit in the way that the Smiths did.
>>By Thommy17 (Monday, 7 Jul 2003 20:28)
The Smiths are bad. Real bad. Their music, wrongly esteemed as "indie" still pollute a few weak and elastic minds today. We have to put a stop to this. The vocals can hardly be valuated for anything else but the most blatant repetition of one single melody line in song after song. The lyrics consist of narcissism and hollow self-absorption. Stephen Morrissey got famous and wealthy on professional whining. It's a shame for mankind, although its british background don't lend it the status of surprise. And Johnny Marr's guitar work is highly overrated. Had he been alive today, Oscar Wilde would have been ashamed to be an englishman.
>>By lufra (Saturday, 26 Jul 2003 13:55)
I think it's sad that you can't appreciate the truly glorious music of The Smiths, and worse yet that your way of expressing that is to so petulantly criticize what others have communicated that they enjoy. Your communication bespeaks a selfish and unhappy mind.
While wallowing in mire is not pro-survival, being reminded from time to time of the pathos that can accompany human existence is therapeutic--it let's us know that we are not alone. The Smiths communicate this in a very high aesthetic. I always feel great after listening to them. That means something. That is real. That is art, and there is no higher purpose in this universe than to communicate a high-quality communication. And to a lot of people, that is what The Smiths do.
Why don’t you find a band that does that for you, and discuss them on another site?
>>By thetasharp (Wednesday, 3 Sep 2003 10:29)
actually, Lufra, Oscar Wilde was Irish...
>>By Kelsey (Monday, 29 Sep 2003 02:55)
lufra, my dear child,you accuse morrissey of being a self-absorbed narcissist but it was Oscar Wilde himself who said "to love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance".Seems to me those two would get on just fine.
>>By thom (Tuesday, 30 Sep 2003 20:15)
This is the band who translated teenfear in to music maybe as one of the best ever...... surely one of the first to do it like that.. get's under your skin...
>>By Campking (Tuesday, 30 Sep 2003 20:55)
Ahhhh..... what 2 say?..
THE SMITHS- they are unbelivable and what is best, they are oblivious to all the fame that follows them. That certifies them with a certain humbelness! theyre great and a good inlfuence for GUNNAR. Hows gunnar you ask? look it up. they are 4m riverside,CA.
>>By smiths*w/in (Monday, 29 Dec 2003 05:49)
Like Marilyn Manson has said: " If you ever owned more than one The Smiths album, you are gay" and "If you fucked a girl, who likes The Smiths, you are gay".
>>By Shaggz (Monday, 29 Dec 2003 21:50)
hummmmmm... ok yeah well "shaggz" you think the smiths are gay yet 4 some odd reason ur QUEER eye needed to see the latest news/discussion about them. yeahhhhh okaaay.
>>By smiths*w/in (Wednesday, 31 Dec 2003 07:29)
just listen to the lyrics of the song"there is a light that never goes out" from "the queen is dead"& you will realise the depth of morrisseys talent for lyricysm & the ability to make a 42 y/o man cry
>>By strummer (Wednesday, 31 Dec 2003 14:14)
i agree w/ strummer.
>>By smiths*w/in (Wednesday, 31 Dec 2003 22:31)
the smiths rule (it just has to be said) especially their best of album.
My favorite song is probably: "Girlfirend in a coma"
P.S. why do the admins let trolls post??
>>By Gautama (Monday, 26 Apr 2004 21:48)
oh - it says they shouldn't but that admins don't have enough time to sort it out, fair enough
>>By Gautama (Monday, 26 Apr 2004 22:49)
>>By Xx0StarNoStar0xX (Thursday, 29 Apr 2004 21:56)
i've been on a huge smiths kick lately.. it's become a spring tradition... i own all the smiths albums... as in vinyl... i camped out for the "ask" single-back in the day... to me they are timeless like levi's... "panic" really hits home, and there are so many times when the lyrics to "bigmouth....." pop into my head... i'd love to go back to the days when i'd make love with "oscillate wildly" and "draize train" on repeat...that's it-now i'll have to pop in the video.....
>>By bEATGirl (Friday, 30 Apr 2004 12:17)
Burn down the disco, hang the f*cking dj, because the music they constantly play...it says nothing to me about my life...
These lyrics will never get old or lose their potency
The songs the smiths wrote together will forever be etched on my mind even if I've sold all the albums by now, the songs will never leave me...
>>By cleankid (Sunday, 2 May 2004 21:12)
they are lovely and the best thing to my melancholy wonder of music.
>>By elliots_skull (Thursday, 6 May 2004 06:29)
yeah...the smths rocks my socks!
>>By Singme2smiths (Tuesday, 8 Jun 2004 18:32)
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