The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 52: GOLDEN LIGHTS

How do you rate Golden Lights?


  • Total voters
    151

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: GOLDEN LIGHTS

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Classic, perfect
9: Near classic, 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 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
Part 29: Come Back To Camden
Part 30: Cosmic Dancer
Part 31: Dagenham Dave
Part 32: Dear God Please Help Me
Part 33: Death At One's Elbow
Part 34: Death Of A Disco Dancer
Part 35: Dial-A-Cliche
Part 36: Disappointed
Part 37: Do Your Best And Don't Worry
Part 38: Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
Part 39: Driving Your Girlfriend Home
Part 40: East West
Part 41: Everyday Is Like Sunday
Part 42: First Of The Gang To Die
Part 43: Found Found Found
Part 44: Frankly Mr Shankly
Part 45: Friday Mourning
Part 46: Ganglord
Part 47: Get Off The Stage
Part 48: Girl Afraid
Part 49: Girl Least Likely To
Part 50: Girlfriend In A Coma
Part 51: Glamorous Glue
 
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Dave

Guest
I always liked it and never knew it was unpopular before I had Internet.
 

robbo12345

Mediocre Member
Worst Smiths song recorded, 4. Though it is begining to grow on me, few weeks ago it probably would have been a 2/3!
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
this song has been unfairly maligned!
it has an unusual but pleasing feel to it.
the backing vocal from McColl is nice too...
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Decent B-side....But since it's a cover, definitely not one of the best...
 

Chartres

New Member
Finally this song is up, come on and let your emotions out:)

The word that suits this song best si probably "Unispired" and therefore I find it quite easy to give it a 5. I thought about a four for a long time before reading the qualifications for a five but this is acctually not a poor song. It's skillfully done but, I'm sorry to say, barely decent.
 
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thewarroom

Scorpion Kicker
6. Nothing special. I'd quite like the hear the version discussed in Songs That Saved Your Life.
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Worst thing they ever recorded
But it still was good...personally the hee-haw sounding "Death At One's Elbow" is worse
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
I really would like to know who the Genius at WEA was that decided...hey let's tack this on to the END of The re-release of World Won't Listen...

You don't mess with the original forumla...I bet Morrissey picked that track order himself..

And it's ALREADY on $#%#@%$% Louder Than Bombs...they could have Put Draize Train on there instead
 

Johan de Witt

Senior Member
I really would like to know who the Genius at WEA was that decided...hey let's tack this on to the END of The re-release of World Won't Listen...

You don't mess with the original forumla...I bet Morrissey picked that track order himself..

And it's ALREADY on $#%#@%$% Louder Than Bombs...they could have Put Draize Train on there instead
Or Jeane, or Wonderful Woman...
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet

Johan de Witt

Senior Member
of course, I was just being time period specific...And Draize Train is harder to find
Well, I was speaking of Louder Than Bombs, and at the time Jeane and Wonderful Woman were very hard to find, too.
Mind, I only heard those for the first time in 1992, as well as the original This Charming Man. Up till then I thought This Charming Man sounded like the Hatful-version...
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Well, I was speaking of Louder Than Bombs, and at the time Jeane and Wonderful Woman were very hard to find, too.
Mind, I only heard those for the first time in 1992, as well as the original This Charming Man. Up till then I thought This Charming Man sounded like the Hatful-version...
Louder Than Bombs really didn't need to put the Single Version of Hand In Glove on there either...at the Time of it's release on CD Louder Than Bombs was one of the longest single disc releases...close to 75 minutes I believe..

Ah, yes not having This Charming Man on the original issue of The Smiths was not a smart move by Rough Trade

I spent $500 getting the original single versions of This Charming Man...2-3 months later they got reissued on CD
 
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