The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 57: HANDSOME DEVIL

How do you rate Handsome Devil?


  • Total voters
    198

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: HANDSOME DEVIL

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
Part 55: Half A Person
Part 56: Hand In Glove
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Really like Handsome Devil....but I do have to say it's a bit below some of the better lyriced B-Sides like Unloveable, Girl Afraid, Asleep, Half A Person and Jeane...
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Now this is more like it; a proper Smiths song!
Energetic, racy, literate, punchy, melodic...
Miles better than Hand in Pants!
 

TrueToYou

I am mine.
an 8, It's a nice rocker with funny lyrics but certainly not life changing.
 
10.
I'm perhaps getting uncritical, but I do like this song. Unlike the fake gloominess of certain songs nowadays, it really works to the bone.

Err, I'll try to think thrice next time.
 

Bassist-In-A-Tutu

New Member
Just had to hand out another TEN!

Just a great song, There's more to life....... (But not much more!) Perfect Morrissey! :D
 

JoyDiv007

Is It Really So Strange
I gave it a 10, spent the alst few days watching some bootleg dvd's which this song appears quite often and yeah it's a great song and worthy of the highest vote.
 
A fine track from the 1st lp...that is how i see it. One of the songs that really grab my attention, when i heard the LP for the first time.
 

Still Tired

as it were...
I love it, the lyrics never fail to make me smile. I actually read about it before I ever heard it and I had to rush out to find a copy to believe someone really wrote songs like that!
 
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