The Moz/Smiths Top 100, Part 90: IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL

How do you rate In The Future When All's Well?


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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: IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL

Voting should be something along these lines:
10: Perfection
9: Near perfect, 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
Part 57: Handsome Devil
Part 58: Have-A-Go Merchant
Part 59: He Cried
Part 60: He Knows I'd Love To See Him
Part 61: Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Part 62: Heir Apparent
Part 63: Hold On To Your Friends
Part 64: How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
Part 65: How Soon Is Now?
Part 66: Human Being
Part 67: I Am Hated For Loving
Part 68: I Am Two People
Part 69: I Can Have Both
Part 70: I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
Part 71: I Don't Owe You Anything
Part 72: I Have Forgiven Jesus
Part 73: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
Part 74: I Keep Mine Hidden
Part 75: I Knew I Was Next
Part 76: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Part 77: I Know It's Over
Part 78: I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
Part 79: I Like You
Part 80: I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
Part 81: I Want The One I Can't Have
Part 82: I Will See You In Far Off Places
Part 83: I Won't Share You
Part 84: I'd Love To
Part 85: I'll Never Be Anybody's Hero Now
Part 86: I'm Not Sorry
Part 87: (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
Part 88: I've Changed My Plea To Guilty
Part 89: If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
 

Amy

from the Ice Age to the dole age
An 8 from me. Miles better than You Have Killed Me, in my opinion, but equally weak lyrics in parts :( it is saved by the music!
 

SNS22

Not Dead Yet
Good...but not great...reminds me at times Of Certain People I Know...has a similar feel to it....And may be forgotten like it...since it's not great, but not bad either
 

MozzaBedfordSpur

New Member
A resounding 8 for me, wasn't keen on it at the beginning but it grew on me and it's a song I love to sing in the shower, a nice upbeat rock tune.
 

Comtesse

Starved Of Mirth
Like most Morrissey fans, I like to draw parallels between Moz and myself. This is one of those songs on Ringleader that hits me in the gut as a middle-aged person facing that quick slide into oblivion. To me, the song is about death, and facing it without fear. As someone who has survived suicide attempts and never thought I'd live past age 17/18/21/30/40, I can deeply relate to the line, "Living longer than I had intended / Something must have gone right" (or even the concert variation, "wrong").

And the T. Rex-inspired music is great too. This is a great song, but it's not up there with his best.
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
Well, I can be pretty critical of the modern-day Morrissey stuff but this one is fantastic! Was actually pretty underwhelmed when I first heard it (and surprised that so many reviewers had singled it out as a highlight) but it just grows and grows (especially live).
I love the swooping vocal lines, the wonderfully upbeat chorus ("I thank you with all of my heart"; brilliant!), the crunchy middle eight and the pleasingly succinct ending!

Well done Mr J Tobias. Oh, and well done Moz!
 

Kuiper

Better than Marr
Well, I can be pretty critical of the modern-day Morrissey stuff but this one is fantastic! Was actually pretty underwhelmed when I first heard it (and surprised that so many reviewers had singled it out as a highlight) but it just grows and grows (especially live).
I love the swooping vocal lines, the wonderfully upbeat chorus ("I thank you with all of my heart"; brilliant!), the crunchy middle eight and the pleasingly succinct ending!

Well done Mr J Tobias. Oh, and well done Moz!
I agree with everything he said. I didn't think it was all that great at first, and the ending is one of my favorite parts to any Morrissey song.
 

Assassin

New Member
I have quite a soft spot for this song. 9*

The music is a tad bland, but the overall sentiment of the song is what I enjoy.
For some reason the simple lines "Confront what you are a afraid of..." and the combination of the guitar do nice things to me....
 

herzeleid

New Member
Nowt better than a 5.

Musically and melodically it's a meek update of 'Daddy's Voice' (itself a few hectares short of a masterpiece). The Bolan influence is alas Marc at his most plodding compared to the inspired Rex Xeroxes Panic, Shoplifters and Certain People.

The nadir is the insipid badum-ch of 'something must have gone...right', which reminds me of Alan Partridge. Who he?
 

Walkers Crisp

Nobody's Nothing
It's not awful. It was the track that first sprang into my ears when I started listening to ROTT. However, it wears off quite quickly, in my opinion.

Therefore, 6.
 

Camilla

New Member
An 8... always liked it and probably one of my favorites of Ringleader and live was great and happy to hear it.:)
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
5/10. Quite a poor song really. Cant believe someone thought it was good enough to be a single.​
 

Well I Wonder

Now, Today, Tomorrow.....
I have quite a soft spot for this song. 9*

The music is a tad bland, but the overall sentiment of the song is what I enjoy.
For some reason the simple lines "Confront what you are a afraid of..." and the combination of the guitar do nice things to me....

How on earth can anyone give this a 9?????? What does that make songs like the Queen is Dead, Bigmouth, Irish Blood etc. Never a 9. Never. What utter twaddle.​
 

Maurice E

Junior Member
How on earth can anyone give this a 9?????? What does that make songs like the Queen is Dead, Bigmouth, Irish Blood etc. Never a 9. Never. What utter twaddle.​
Soz, mate but I think Irish Blood is a great big pile of pants.
Muddled political lyrics and, musically, a third-rate attempt at the quiet-verse, loud-chorus grunge thing. One of M’s worst singles. What utter twaddle.
 
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