Smiths – Smiths

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Arriving in an era dominated by synth pop and gloomy post-punk, the Smiths' eponymous debut was the bracing beginning of a new era. On the surface, the Smiths' sound wasn't radically different from traditional British guitar pop - Johnny Marr's ringing, layered guitars were catchy and melodic - but it was actually an astonishing subversion of the form, turning the structure ins...

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    Arriving in an era dominated by synth pop and gloomy post-punk, the Smiths' eponymous debut was the bracing beginning of a new era. On the surface, the Smiths' sound wasn't radically different from traditional British guitar pop – Johnny Marr's ringing, layered guitars were catchy and melodic – but it was actually an astonishing subversion of the form, turning the structure inside out. Very few of the songs followed conventional verse-chorus structure, yet they were quite melodic within their own right. Marr's inventive songwriting was made all the more original and innovative by Morrissey's crooning and lyrics.

    Reel Around the Fountain
    You've Got Everything Now
    Miserable Lie
    Pretty Girls Make Graves
    Hand That Rocks the Cradle
    Still Ill
    Hand in Glove
    What Difference Does It Make?
    I Don't Owe You Anything
    Suffer Little Children