The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 55: HALF A PERSON

How do you rate Half A Person?


  • Total voters
    206

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: HALF A PERSON

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 is still 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
Part 52: Golden Lights
Part 53: Good Looking Man About Town
Part 54: Hairdresser On Fire
 

Vauxhall95

I Know It's Over...
A PERFECT TEN! The lyrics, the title, the tune! This song embodies The Smiths. I love it!!!!

-Vaux
 

Imhotep

ReMember
If ever there was a track worthy of a "10", this is it.
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
Its my teenage years in song. Actually its my life in song.

HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU VOTE THIS A 6???? I know its opinions but yours is plainly plainly wrong.

Morrissey's voice sounds so yearning yet so world weary. That guitar opening. The fade at the end. It is one of the quintessential Smiths tunes.
This is what the greatest music is about. Spine chilling, sad, desperate, glorious, funny,

"When you were hopelessly poor
I just liked you more."

Bring on the Headmaster Ritual, anyone who votes that under a 9 should depart this mortal coil.
 

thewarroom

Scorpion Kicker
Fantastic, amazing song. A perfect ten if there ever was one.
 

Corrissey

lovable loser
I have five seconds to spare to give it a 10. Classic.

I recall seeing his concert 8 years ago at Chicago Theater with my Moz-luvn girlfriend and our lame ass-we-hate-Morrissey-husbands. They did know this song (good for them!) but joked and hugged eachother during it singing things like "and do you have a vacancy for a pole smoker?... for a fudge packer?... for a butt fucker? Things of that rude nature... no, they haven't been to any other shows since and they were fine that we've carried out that threat we promised them that night.

I'm diggin this daily poll. Nice forum. I like it here, can I stay? Peace ~C
 
I just gave it an 8 but I meant to vote 9, so the next person to vote......please give it one point higher than you intend to even it out....thanx.

-D
 

Chartres

New Member
Its my teenage years in song. Actually its my life in song.

HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU VOTE THIS A 6???? I know its opinions but yours is plainly plainly wrong.

Morrissey's voice sounds so yearning yet so world weary. That guitar opening. The fade at the end. It is one of the quintessential Smiths tunes.
This is what the greatest music is about. Spine chilling, sad, desperate, glorious, funny,

"When you were hopelessly poor
I just liked you more."

Bring on the Headmaster Ritual, anyone who votes that under a 9 should depart this mortal coil.
Word on the street (i.e. Gothenburg's streets) is that it is because of Stockholm...:eek:

We should send the Spanish Inqusition on anyone who gives Headmasters less then 9!
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
This song reminds me of a really happy time in my life and everytime I hear it the tune takes me back to that time. Its not one of my favs but still strikes a chord with me due to nostalgia. Im giving it a 6.
 
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