The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 278: OBOE CONCERTO

How do you rate Oboe Concerto?


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Houdini

Junior Member
In 2007, and early 2008, we put up polls for all 234 then released Morrissey and The Smiths-songs. More than 40,000 votes were cast and this resulted in The Morrissey/Smiths Top 100, or indeed, The Morrissey/The Smiths Top 234. In 2009/2010 we updated this chart with the 25 new songs that were released in 2008-2010. The final results of 2010, the 'Top 259', can be viewed here. Now, 4 years on, many people have asked me to continue with the polls as since the last one 25 new Morrissey-songs have been released.
So we'll start with the songs that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and we'll end with the 18 songs from World Peace Is None of Your Business.

So here it goes. Let's hope for as big a turn-out as in 2007 and 2010 and, once again, vote with your heart, not with your mind.

Song 278: Oboe Concerto (Morrissey/Boz Boorer)


"and he spoke with his voice
while he was talking
with his mouth"

Oboe concerto
All the best one's are dead
and there's a song I can't stand
and it's stuck in my head
there's a song I can't stand
and it's stuck in my head

Oboe concerto
all I do is drink to absent friends
and there's a song I can't stand
and it's stuck in my head
there's a song I can't stand
and it's stuck in my head

The older generation
have tried, sighed and died
which pushes me to
their place in the queue

and the rhythm of life goes 'round
'round, rhythm goes 'round
'round, 'round rhythm of life goes 'round
'round, the rhythm goes 'round
'round, 'round rhythm of life goes 'round
'round, the rhythm goes 'round
'round, 'round rhythm of life goes 'round
'round, the rhythm goes 'round
'round, 'round the rhythm of life goes 'round.


Previous polls:


Part 277: Mountjoy
Part 276: Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
Part 275: Smiler With Knife
Part 274: Kiss Me A Lot
Part 273: Staircase at the University
Part 272: I'm Not a Man
Part 271: Neal Cassady Drops Dead
Part 270: The Bullfighter Dies
Part 269: Earth is the Loneliest Planet
Part 268: Istanbul
Part 267: World Peace is None of Your Business
Part 266: You Say You Don't Love Me
Part 265: Satellite of Love
Part 264: The Kid's a Looker
Part 263: Action is My Middle Name
Part 262: People Are The Same Everywhere
Part 261: Safe, Warm Lancashire Home
Part 260: Treat Me Like a Human Being
Polls 259-1

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Eraserhead

Accept Myself
9/10. An excellent ending to the album. For some reason it reminds me of DISAPPOINTED, maybe due to the way the song is constructed (no chorus, etc). Some really nice, world-weary lyrics.
 

Viva Mozza

You're the one for me
9 - a thrilling end to the album
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
eight. good song and i like how his last song and his first song on album(s) have circular themes to them.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
It's a nice song, but every time I hear it I can't help but notice the striking similarities with 'Death of a Disco Dancer'. It's almost the same song.
 

Eraserhead

Accept Myself
It's a nice song, but every time I hear it I can't help but notice the striking similarities with 'Death of a Disco Dancer'. It's almost the same song.

Yes, I think it must be deliberate. It's not the first time Morrissey has recycled part of a Smiths song. I think it works nicely here, and has been used to make something creatively different to the original.
 

bhops

Last of the famous international screw ups.
A 9 for me, really strong album closer. Contemplative, autumnal, navel gazing Moz at his best.
 
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