The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 28: CHRISTIAN DIOR

How do you rate Christian Dior?

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Junior Member
While we wait for the new album to arrive, let us go about rating the songs we know, on a daily basis, and compile our own Morrissey/Smiths Top 100.
And instead of chronologically, let's do them alphabetically.

Song for Today: CHRISTIAN DIOR

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic
9: Near classic, f***ing brilliant anyway
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 we've done so far (voting will remain open, click to vote):

Part 1: A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours
Part 2: A Song From Under The Floorboards
Part 3: A Swallow On My Neck
Part 4: Accept Yourself
Part 5: All The Lazy Dykes
Part 6: Alma Matters
Part 7) Alsatian Cousin
Part 8: Ambitious Outsiders
Part 9: America Is Not The World
Part 10: Ammunition
Part 11: Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Part 12: Asian Rut
Part 13: Ask
Part 14: Asleep
Part 15: At Amber
Part 16: At Last I Am Born
Part 17: Back To The Old House
Part 18: Barbarism Begins At Home
Part 19: Bengali In Platforms
Part 20: Best Friend On The Payroll
Part 21: Bigmouth Strikes Again
Part 22: Billy Budd
Part 23: Black-Eyed Susan
Part 24: Boxers
Part 25: Break Up The Family
Part 26: Cemetry Gates
Part 27: Certain People I Know


Scorpion Kicker
7. It's good, but there are plenty of better ROTT b-sides.


I think he must have had a failed deal with Christian Dior and decided to take a stab at their founder... Yawn...


Alcoholic Afternoons

I think he must have had a failed deal with Christian Dior and decided to take a stab at their founder... Yawn...

Apparently Mick Cable and Tom Riddle share your views (by rating it a "1"). I'm curious to hear their thoughts . . . .:)


New Member
This is a tyoical Boz track - and I certainly enjoy typical Boz tracks. Fro the msuic alone, it would have been a better opener than "I Will See You In Far Off Places".


Lyricly this is not a disappointment, this is an elegnt "diss" who is both mean and witty.


(9/10)+(8/10) / (2+0,3)=7,4


Lonely Planet Girl
Hmmm, I would guess that he read Dior's 1957 autobiography as it seems like something right up his alley. The real Christian Dior died in 1957 and umm, was likely never in the position to "impregnate women" if you know what I mean. :p He died young and unhealthy and rumors swirled about his death.

But the song might also be a veiled reference to the current Dior brand. He may have been disappointed that former Dior menswear designer Hedi Slimane used rockstars like Pete Doherty as inspiration. He created a very slim male silhouette - one dear Moz couldn't really wear. (And inspired Karl Lagerfeld to lose lots of weight but that's for another forum.)
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Your Arsenal

yes I am blind
I really enjoy this song.
It sounds so different than the rest of ROTT, which is great.
The sounds itself is very good quality,
The lyrics are interesting, and different from the rest of ROTT,
Morrissey's voice sounds amazing, and he sings in ways he didn't get to sing in the ROTT album.

to me its a 10


Lust a prima vista
I gave it a 3. I cannot imagine there is any song worse than this in the entire catalogue. No other song will get this score by me. I think I managed to listed to it 3 times.


Junior Member
Love it. Love it. Love it. Better than half the songs on ROTT

Maurice E

Junior Member
ooh, I love this song!
gorgeous melody, imaginative arrangment, intriguing, poetic lyrics.
sounds like Moz from the good old days i.e. no mention of face dragged through shit, kegs between legs, smelly uniforms, being entered by a key, and all the other many recent lyrical atrocities!
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