Gigwise: "11 Underrated Songs: The Smiths A band with a famously flawless discography" (March 12, 2021)


Hailing from the unrelenting streets of 1980s Manchester, The Smiths have become one of the most well-remembered and influential British bands of their era.


Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Happy as a lark to see Paint a Vulgar Picture on that list. A truly underrated song, and in my opinion one of their most beautiful. The Marr solo is my all time favorite guitar solo.

The Wild Turkey

Wild T!
Gotta agree about Jeanne.
For some reason I never heard the thing for the longest time.
Then I heard the thing and it became one of my favorites.
I Keep Mine Hidden was like that too.


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The list has some of my absolute favourites. I'd only add A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours, I Started Something I Couldn't Finish and Stretch Out And Wait.

And maybe Accept Yourself... it's a bit hard to tell which songs are "underrated" though because they're all great.

This Charming Bowie

Welcome to this knockabout world
Nice to see “You’ve Got Everything Now”, “These Things Take Time” and “Nowhere Fast” getting some well deserved love. All great picks.


Spotlight. It's time the tale were told !
Jeane: I've never been too keen on the stomping guitar on this....I 'd have preferred Marr's Sandie Shaw version with Moz's vocal.
Oh, and Wondeful Woman ? Magnificent.!

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Or, "the worst Smiths song ever" if you're Steve Sutherland in the NME in 1987. Twat.
For f***’s sake, that’s frankly vulgar.

Who Am I?

I distinctly remember immersing myself in this band for the first time; reaching beyond the studio album tracks to discover foreign wonders like This Night Has Opened My Eyes and Back To The Old House and Wonderful Woman.

Deleted member 29421

If Wonderful Woman didn't exist, my regard for The Smiths would be inordinately diminished.




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the smiths never wrote a bad song. The only crap song they ever recorded is golden lights and, as we all know, they didn't write that one.
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