Editors’ Notes With their jangling guitars and arch lyrics, The Smiths defined the UK's indie sound for most of the ‘80s. The band's music was the product of two unique and inimitable talents. Johnny Marr's concision as a guitarist belied an encyclopedic knowledge of songcraft as he concocted some of the most memorable riffs of the decade. Morrissey proved to be one of the most witheringly funny lyricists in rock history, especially when he took aim at his own pretensions. Thanks to the devotion of their cult, The Smiths' immeasurable contributions to modern rock remain a subject of awe and inspiration.

SONG
ALBUM
How Soon Is Now?
6:47
 
This Charming Man
2:43
 
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
4:04
 
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
1:52
 
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
3:36
 
Bigmouth Strikes Again
3:13
 
Hand in Glove
3:17
 
Shoplifters of the World Unite
2:57
 
The Boy With the Thorn In His Side
3:17
 
What Difference Does It Make? (John Peel Session 5/18/83)
3:13
 
Panic
2:21
 
William, It Was Really Nothing
2:10
 
Still Ill
3:20
 
3:16
 
The Headmaster Ritual
4:53
 
Asleep
4:10
 
Reel Around the Fountain
5:57
 
Sheila Take a Bow
2:42
 
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
5:06
 
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
4:58
 
Girlfriend In a Coma
2:02
 
The Queen Is Dead
6:25
 
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
3:36
 
Rubber Ring
3:48
 
I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
3:47
 

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