The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 108: LOST

How do you rate Lost?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 235 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: LOST

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, brilliant
8: Really good Moz/Smiths song
7: Good Moz/Smiths song
6: Decent, OK, Nothing special
5: Uninspired
4: Poor
3: Bad
2: Should never have been released
1: He/They should be ashamed

The songs so far (voting is still open):

Part 107: London
Part 106: Little Man, What Now?
Part 105: Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Part 104: Life Is A Pigsty
Part 103: Let the Right One Slip In
Part 102: Let Me Kiss You
Part 101: Late Night, Maudlin Street
Part 100: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Part 99: King Leer
Part 98: Journalists Who Lie
Part 97: Jeane
Part 96: Jack The Ripper
Part 95: It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
Part 94: Is It Really So Strange?
Part 93: Irish Blood, English Heart
Part 92: Interlude
Part 91: Interesting Drug
Part 90: In The Future When All's Well
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 79: I Like You
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 66: Human Being
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 59: He Cried
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 56: Hand In Glove
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 40: East West
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 28: Christian Dior
Part 27: Certain People I Know
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 24: Boxers
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 15: At Amber
Part 14: Asleep
Part 13: Ask
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 7: Alsatian Cousin
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
 

celibate

Forever Ill
an 8

killer lyrics, and one of the best b-sides ever

EDIT;
the lyrics are not long and multilateral, but simple, pure and heartbreakingly touching
 
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Nikita

Senior Member
Never understood the good reputation of this song among Moz fans, I hear it like a poor B side
 

HIM

New Member
i like this song
 

BillyBudd

Junior Member
Truly a hidden gem and the best of a very fine set of b-sides for this album. One wonders how he could keep this off the album and include the likes of 'Papa Jack' and 'Wide to receive'. A definite 10 from me.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
One of the many brilliant b-sides that Moz has tucked away over the years. Whenever I hear this song I think of when I saw him play it during the Oye Esteban tour. As the opening music began, he said, mocking its obscurity, "You don't know this one! You don't know this one!" As if!!!

Of course, the best part is the closing verse: "And if I see you and I tell you I've watched you don't make fun of me later cuz I'm just lost". It's another of those lyrics that we can all relate to so intensely. Just a beautiful, perfect song - 10.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Truly a hidden gem and the best of a very fine set of b-sides for this album. One wonders how he could keep this off the album and include the likes of 'Papa Jack' and 'Wide to receive'. A definite 10 from me.
Okay, Papa Jack I agree with - but Wide To Receive is a gorgeous song with one of Mozzy's finest vocals ever. If you dare touch a hair on its head... !!
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Quite simply, one of the best songs he’s ever done. Worth a 10 for the string section alone. Also worked surprisingly well when he played a stripped-down version live back in 99 (I think). Incredible to think it was written by Spencer Cobrin. How we could’ve done with some more of his songs on recent albums; such a contrast (along with Wide to Receive) to the Boorer/Whyte compositional mold.

I remember the first time I heard it… Driving through the desolate, untamed wilderness of the Bracknell Forest on my way home from Crowthorne on a bleak, blustery autumnal evening. Perfect!
 

jeniphir

Doing Very Well
The music is lovely, and the vocal is nice (of course), but the lyrics are a bit lacking. 7 from me.

--jeniphir
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
Very nice song. The lyrics so true "Everybody's lost...pretending we're not -lost" Isn't that why we're all on -solo?! :p

I just found out (thanx to It May All End Tomorrow) 'that this song was whimsically called "Why Don't Women Like Me ?" by Morrissey when performed live'. Ok Moz, NOW you have 'lost' me :confused: :D
 

oye terence

ampersand after ampersand
This song is wonderful,the finest moment of the "Maladjusted" era,I never understood why this wasnt on the full length.Another song where morrissey uses a repeat of one line over and over to great effect.the keyboard at the end is also another lovely little touch.

10.
 

Worm

Taste the diffidence
A great song, probably the best of those recording sessions in my opinion. I wish the music was more memorable but it's hard to complain. Ten.
 

starless

★★★★★
Truly a hidden gem and the best of a very fine set of b-sides for this album. One wonders how he could keep this off the album and include the likes of 'Papa Jack' and 'Wide to receive'. A definite 10 from me.
I find 'Wide to Receive' one of the best songs from Maladjusted. It is at least as good as 'Lost.'
 
Lost is ok but I prefer Heroes (which is being shown on BBC2 at the moment).
 
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