The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 112: MEAT IS MURDER

How do you rate Meat Is Murder?

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Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: MEAT IS MURDER

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 111: Margaret On The Guillotine
Part 110: Maladjusted
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


ok, seriously. are all the vegetarians and vegans gonna give this a 10 just on principle? cuz...that would be lame. it's really not a very good song. :rolleyes:


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this gets a 10, from me. it's got everything.
ok, seriously. are all the vegetarians and vegans gonna give this a 10 just on principle? cuz...that would be lame. it's really not a very good song. :rolleyes:
While it turned fans to vegetarians, it turned me into a fan.
Yes, I do vote for the message. And I vote for the live performance, because it made me believe him, trust him as an artist.
And I find the song good as such.


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Starved Of Mirth
As with Maggie on the Guillotine, this is a song whose sentiment is wonderful, but whose execution is clunky and dull. Like so many others, this song inspired me to become a vegetarian, and for that reason it is an extremely important song, but the music is a dirge, the slaughterhouse and cow sound effects are ridiculous, and the melody is boring. Easily the weakest song on Meat Is Murder. I give it a 6.


New Member
10. Why? Because it's one of the most important songs in the world. It opened my eyes. Good melody also.


RIP The Rev
I gave the song a 9. I can't pinpoint what about the song that I really like, but I really like it. As many think the slaughterhouse and cow sound efffects take away from the song, I think they paint the picture very clearly. Whenever I listen to Meat is Murder I play it on random, in hopes that it will pop up before the last track. I think the extremely dramatic lyrics in this song are perfect.
ok, seriously. are all the vegetarians and vegans gonna give this a 10 just on principle? cuz...that would be lame. it's really not a very good song. :rolleyes:
I didn't my dear.

Not perfect, but from my fav smiths LP. It's a bit simplistic in it's lyrics, but that's why it's so effective as a 'protest' song for vegetarianism.


Hideous trait.
It's a bit heavy-handed, but who can blame him for that? Inspired my initial conversion to vegetarianism, many years ago. I gave it an 8, because it's so thoroughly Moz at his sweetest and most earnest and heartfelt.


New Member
Probably my least favourite song across both his solo & Smiths catalogues.

This would probably be my favourite album if not for this dreadful closer.
Why spoil such a brilliant album Moz? Why spoil it? :(

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