The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 29: COME BACK TO CAMDEN

How do you rate Come Back To Camden?


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Houdini

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: COME BACK TO CAMDEN

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
Part 28: Christian Dior
 
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Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Simply brilliant. An awfully sad song, but beautiful just the same. "Drinking tea with the taste of the Thames, sullenly on a chair on the pavement, that's where you'll find, my thought and I". That imagery just fills me with such a sense of.. Englishness(?) and patriotism for some reason. He has a way with words, indeed :) 9
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Oh God. Sorry to confuse the voting but I just listening to the song again and I'm actually crying, so it should be a whacking great 10 from me, but sadly I've already voted :( .

And here is the very last plea from my heart, forevermore...
Where taxi drivers never stop talking
Under slate-grey Victorian sky
Here you'll find
Despair and I


I think my heart has just broken :o

Morrissey... I love you.
 
9+
There is something I wanted to tell you
it's so funny you'll kill yourself laughing
but then I, I look around
and I remember that I am alone

Awfully true. And just listen to the rest of the song all gagged. And when the song is over, turning around: There is something I wanted to tell you...
Oh well...
 

vicarinatutugal

can't reMember
Oh God. Sorry to confuse the voting but I just listening to the song again and I'm actually crying, so it should be a whacking great 10 from me, but sadly I've already voted :( .

And here is the very last plea from my heart, forevermore...
Where taxi drivers never stop talking
Under slate-grey Victorian sky
Here you'll find
Despair and I


I think my heart has just broken :o

Morrissey... I love you.
I as thinking you had lost your mind a little with the 9 lol!
anything less than that though would be utter madness!

*frowns at the "new" person*
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
Sorry, but the song bores me to tears. I thought I was being generous.

Kyoko

Mind me asking where you're from?? No particular reason other than I think the song seems to affect Brits a lot more deeply; obviously it bores some of them as well but generally that is my theory.
 

vicarinatutugal

can't reMember
New? I have nearly 500 posts :p .
But seriously.. it's..divine :)
oh not you my dear! :D they got the dig... see below.

Sorry, but the song bores me to tears. I thought I was being generous.

Kyoko
you got I meant you lol!, the vote you gave just oddly did not surprise me, that's all. :rolleyes:
 

Kyoko

Banned
Mind me asking where you're from?? No particular reason other than I think the song seems to affect Brits a lot more deeply; obviously it bores some of them as well but generally that is my theory.
I lived in the UK for a few years, still doesn't do a thing for me.

Kyoko
 

Chartres

New Member
Clearly the best post Maladjusted song together with "I Have Forgiven Jesus".

Music, it certainly does what it does but this is not a song you listen to because of the music so it should be to apparent.

10/10

Lyrics, no words needed, it has all been said.

10/10

Opinion modifier: 0.1
(10/10)+(10/10) / (2+0,1)


9,5/10
 
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Dave

Guest
I gave a 9 but am thinking 10 now myself. Musically a change of pace and some of the best lyrics, this is one he'll be doing when he's playing to piano accompaniment in Las Vegas at age 60. This is one Dean Martin could have done, that's what I'm trying to say.
 

FlickanMedTörnen

as natural as rain
6+ for me. Lyrics are good but the music is a little boring, doesn't really do anything for me. i like some of the piano though, and he sings it well.
 
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bored

Lust a prima vista
This song is an absolute classic. I was very disappointed he didn't play it live in 04. There is pretty much no hope for it showing up now.
 

the judge

New Member
5
I must say I found this song boring. Lyrics are good as usual, but music isn't.
I've already said that what I care about in a song is mostly the music. And no Amy, I'm not English. :)
 
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Dave

Guest
If Morrissey started making albums that were full of this sort of music, and stopped doing the guitar rock songs, I'd be disappointed, but I think this is a great change of pace, and the music really works. It's a subtle and sensitive song and I think the music sets the mood very well, and also puts the spotlight on the lyrics and vocal performance.
 

thewarroom

Scorpion Kicker
10. Beautiful and affecting, no matter what nationality you are. Also, one of if not the best vocal performance of Moz' career.
 
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