The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 183: THE HEADMASTER RITUAL

How do you rate The Headmaster Ritual?


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Houdini

Junior Member
Let's compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100 by rating all 232 Moz/Smiths-songs.

Song for Today: THE HEADMASTER RITUAL

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: 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, click to vote):

Part 182: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Part 181: The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
Part 180: The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Part 179: The Father Who Must Be Killed
Part 178: The Edges Are No Longer Parallel
Part 177: The Draize Train
Part 176: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Part 175: The Boy Racer
Part 174: That's Entertainment
Part 173: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Part 172: Teenage Dad On His Estate
Part 171: Sweetie Pie
Part 170: Sweet And Tender Hooligan
Part 169: Sunny
Part 168: Suffer Little Children
Part 167: Suedehead
Part 166: Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
Part 165: Stretch Out And Wait
Part 164: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Part 163: Still Ill
Part 162: Spring-Heeled Jim
Part 161: Speedway
Part 160: Southpaw
Part 159: Sorrow Will Come In The End
Part 158: Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
Part 157: Slum Mums
Part 156: Skin Storm
Part 155: Sister, I'm A Poet
Part 154: Sing Your Life
Part 153: Shoplifters Of The World Unite
Part 152: Sheila Take A Bow
Part 151: Shakespeare's Sister
Part 150: Seasick Yet Still Docked
Part 149: Satan Rejected My Soul
Part 148: Rusholme Ruffians
Part 147: Rubber Ring
Part 146: Roy's Keen
Part 145: Reel Around The Fountain
Part 144: Redondo Beach
Part 143: Reader Meet Author
Part 142: Pretty Girls Make Graves
Part 141: Pregnant For The Last Time
Part 140: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Part 139: Piccadilly Palare
Part 138: Pashernate Love
Part 137: Papa Jack
Part 136: Panic
Part 135: Paint A Vulgar Picture
Part 134: Our Frank
Part 133: Ouija Board, Ouija Board
Part 132: Oscillate Wildly
Part 131: On The Streets I Ran
Part 130: Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
Part 129: Nowhere Fast
Part 128: Now My Heart Is Full
Part 127: Now I Am A Was
Part 126: November Spawned A Monster
Part 125: Noise Is The Best Revenge
Part 124: Nobody Loves Us
Part 123: No One Can Hold A Candle To You
Part 122: Never Had No One Ever
Part 121: My Love Life
Part 120: My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
Part 119: Mute Witness
Part 118: Munich Air Disaster 1958
Part 117: Moonriver
Part 116: Money Changes Everything
Part 115: Miserable Lie
Part 114: Michael's Bones
Part 113: Mexico
Part 112: Meat Is Murder
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 (follow this link for first 40 songs).
 

lovemorrissey

Now My Heart is Full
Awsome, although I didnt really listen to this song until I saw the M in Manchester DVD and liked the live version
 

The Spirit of '69

British Biker Boy
One of his very best songs. I remember how, in a lecture theatre in Manchester University, someone had carved the entirety of this song's lyrics into one of the desks. And quite right too. :)
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
One of Johnny's greatest pieces of music, accompanied by a flawless lyric and gorgeous yodeling vocals. A little slice of perfection: 10.
 

meat_is_murder19

New Member
Belligerent ghouls
Run Manchester schools

Spineless swines
Cemented minds


Sir leads the troops
Jealous of youth
Same old suit since 1962

the best lyrics morrissey ever wrote,best smiths song top 10
 

esheh195

'Kills threads dead'
I like the Radiohead version better. :rolleyes::p
HAHA!
Seriously though, great tune...I love it, but had to give it a 9 because IMHO, there are at least 10 other Smiths songs that I love even more.
 
What a way to start an album - just listen to that guitar intro! And then those lyrics - can't give this one anything other than a 10.
 

William4

fresh
One of his very best songs. I remember how, in a lecture theatre in Manchester University, someone had carved the entirety of this song's lyrics into one of the desks. And quite right too. :)
glorious! sounds like something i would do
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
Here's the thing, I agree: a ten. But how can people give this a ten and say, "Sunny" yesterday a ten as well? I think it diminishes the whole point of the poll. We all love Morrissey and The Smiths songs. It's okay to like like some more than others...
 
I agree that these polls aren't exactly scientific, but I'd at least like to see the scores normalized; that is, if the best song rates a 9.75 and the worst a 5.0, the scores should be adjusted such that 5.0 becomes a 1.0 and the 9.75 a 10. In the US, anyway, we call that "grading on a curve"--it's a favorite demand by students taking a tough course.
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
I agree that these polls aren't exactly scientific, but I'd at least like to see the scores normalized; that is, if the best song rates a 9.75 and the worst a 5.0, the scores should be adjusted such that 5.0 becomes a 1.0 and the 9.75 a 10. In the US, anyway, we call that "grading on a curve"--it's a favorite demand by students taking a tough course.
Yes. Something. Anything. It's getting to the point where I give a song like sunny a 5 or 6 because I cannot believe all the 10's. I'm sorry, it's not a 10. How can Everyday is Like Sunday, Suedehead, and Sunny all get 10's?! It's fine if it is a couple of people's sentimental favorites, I understand that.

I think the ranking system should be something along the lines of:

You have ten songs you can place on a CD. If you give a song a:
10 - Absolutely goes on that CD.
9 - Great Song might crack the Top Ten if in the mood.
8 - Still a solid song
etc..

Or, better still, create a poll of a hundred songs and everyone gets ten votes for 10. Ten votes for 9, etc. That way we would be forced to differentiate between the songs, and the poll would have some actually meaning because when Black Eyed Susan is getting 10's something is very wrong.
 
Or, better still, create a poll of a hundred songs and everyone gets ten votes for 10. Ten votes for 9, etc. That way we would be forced to differentiate between the songs, and the poll would have some actually meaning because when Black Eyed Susan is getting 10's something is very wrong.
I like this idea, and would take it one step further. How many songs will there be when all the polls are finished? 200 something? Fine, give everyone, say total amount * 5 points. Everyone can use them as they see fit. If they want to give 50 songs 10 points each, or all 200+ songs 2 points each, great.

The board software obviously doesn't support that, so while we're in fantasy land here, we could instead calculate everyone's handicap, the way IMDb rates movies (i.e. normalizes for things like gender, age, etc., so that the top movies aren't just what the basement-dwelling 25 y.o. sci-fi freaks like best), and factor that in.
 
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