The Smiths: Better than the Beatles? by David Daley - Salon
No band captured the tormented teen soul like The Smiths. The author of a new 700-page bio explains why they matter.
The terrific British music writer Tony Fletcher has just published the definitive biography of the group, “A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths,” taking almost 700 pages to tell the story of just 70 songs and this essential slice of the 1980s.