Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield ranks Smiths songs

...why not, eh? Have a go.

The Smiths: All 73 Songs, Ranked - Rolling Stone
Morrissey and Johnny Marr lasted only five years as a songwriting team, but these Manchester lads left a lifetime's worth of absurdly great songs behind
by Rob Sheffield
 
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Anonymous

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People's opinions are there own but this list is awful. Golden lights is better than barbarism. The draize train is better than paint a vulgar picture. I couldn't read any further than that
 

Uncleskinny

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People's opinions are there own but this list is awful. Golden lights is better than barbarism. The draize train is better than paint a vulgar picture. I couldn't read any further than that
Indeed. De gustibus non est disputandum. A chacun son gout. I agree with you that this list appears random and so inviting comment, and therefore clicks.
 
"Morrissey milks the audience's pity for cows, for turkeys..."
Nope. Moz showed love and respect for Wild Turkeys. Pity is given by the folks who oppress you and give you back a pittance to pretend they did something for ya.
Do you really think Wild Turkeys want your pity?
 

Adrian Shaw

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The majority of these placements are absolutely ludicrous. How can they rank Barbarism so low? Or Accept Yourself? Or even back to the old house? Ridiculous.
 
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This dipshit has Well I Wonder at #63! f***ing clueless? Enough said indeed.
 

Watson

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I'm all for subjective (and odd) opinions (after all, I've been visiting this site for years), but I think Rob Sheffield is being deliberately obtuse. Skinny nailed it, the more controversial the ranking, the more clicks the article will get.

Rating any song above the embarrassing dirge of 'Golden Lights' renders the rest of the list redundant, which is a pity as the top 20 is pretty authorative (although I'm not sure 'Half a Person' deserves to be quite so high).

On a side note, it's been over 30 years and I still struggle with 'Shakespeare's Sister'. Am I wrong in thinking that it is the worst Smiths single?
 
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I'm all for subjective (and odd) opinions (after all, I've been visiting this site for years), but I think Rob Sheffield is being deliberately obtuse. Skinny nailed it, the more controversial the ranking, the more clicks the article will get.

Rating any song above the embarrassing dirge of 'Golden Lights' renders the rest of the list redundant, which is a pity as the top 20 is pretty authorative (although I'm not sure 'Half a Person' deserves to be quite so high).

On a side note, it's been over 30 years and I still struggle with 'Shakespeare's Sister'. Am I wrong in thinking that it is the worst Smiths single?
You are not wrong on Shakespeare's Sister. Reading the criticisms of Alain Whyte in other threads, I always think of SS as one of those songs that prove Johnny wasn't the perfect songwriting partner either.
 
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People's opinions are there own but this list is awful. Golden lights is better than barbarism. The draize train is better than paint a vulgar picture. I couldn't read any further than that
Putting "Well I Wonder" and "Back to the old House' in the lower regions is simply unacceptable.
 

Quando quando quando

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Putting "Well I Wonder" and "Back to the old House' in the lower regions is simply unacceptable.
Well, there's nothing we can do about it now.
You should have told him earlier. :D
 

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