The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 110: MALADJUSTED

How do you rate Maladjusted?

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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: MALADJUSTED

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 109: Lucky Lisp
Part 108: Lost
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


One of his most lyrically profound songs and great music. The specific detail, the poetry. One of the best songs he's ever sung. 10
i don't think from that lp i could give anything above a 7.

i was just reading the lyrics:

As the Fulham Road lights
Stretch and invite into the night
From a Stevenage overspill

so it's about a person who moved from Stevenage to fulham? or is his geography a bit messed up!

Radio Berlin

moz is ♥
I've always liked this song. Theres something special about it. And I like the album too. Trouble loves me and Wide to receive are wonderful! I'll vote 7 or 8.


I really thought that this was a better opening to an album than Quarry which was the next one. Maladjusted explodes and is in your face and grabs your attention to see what else is next on the disc. I liked it a lot.


New Member
i like this song, but i can't decide if it's a 7 or an 8


On a side note... about five minutes after my reply I remembered how much I liked this song and have now put this album on. I am currently listening to it through iTunes... thanx Houdini... I have not heard it in awhile and am enjoying it as I type.


you stalk the house
in a low cut blouse

I was fifteen what could I know?

keep thieves hours with someone like you

With a soul full of loathing for stinging bureaucracy
making it anything other than easy for working
girls like me

When the gulf between
All the things I need
And the things I receive
Is an ancient ocean wide wild, lost, uncrossed

Oh Christ, another stifled Friday night !

there's nothing wrong with you

what does he have to write for you guys to give him a 10?
It's his (other) best song (besides Late Night, Maudlin Street). If this isn't a 10 none of them are.


Had to give it a lowly 3 : think it was the song that began my brief disinterest in Morrissey (didn't last) though i do kind of like the "Nothing wrong with you" backing vocals

I'm just a sucker for a melody and can't find it here

King Leer

Leering since '97
"Is an ancient ocean wide" elicited some laughs when it was first published.

Trouble Loves Me floored me then and and still does today. The rest of the album I like in varying degrees. Wide to Receive and Lost are very good (nice ones, Spencer). Satan...comes to mind, too. I liked the cheerful/dark feel of it.

Still Tired

as it were...
I gave it a 9, it's grown on me a lot over time, I really wasn't that taken with it for a while until I really started listening to the lyrics. It's like a little epic that takes you on a journey and it just strikes me as being a very personal song from Morrissey which makes me treasure it even more.


Starved Of Mirth
One of Morrissey's best album openers and an extremely powerful song. As a non-Brit, I have no idea regarding most of the references in the song but, as usual, that doesn't detract from their impact. The somewhat dull - if muscular - music is the one part of the song that keeps it from being a ten.

I especially love Alain's falsetto ending, "There's nothing wrong with you... aaaaaah". I really miss Alain's backing vocals - they complemented Moz so well. Come back, Alain! :(

A solid 9 and a great beginning to a horribly underrated album.
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