The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs

28 09 2010

Listened: Wednesday September 8

Louder than Bombs is my first Smiths album. I’ve sung along to Shoplifters of the World, Panic, William, It Was Really Nothing, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, Ask, and Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want more times than I can count.

Morrissey’s way with words can’t be topped:

“I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I’m miserable now. I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows I’m miserable now.”

Especially at my very first job out of college (which I only put up with for 9 months), I sang this to myself many times. I know many people consider Morrissey to be a glum depressive, but the dramatic “heaven knows” part to me indicates he’s making fun of his own depression and despair. That subtle irony is what I love about his lyrics.



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6 09 2011
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] admit it – The Queen Is Dead is the only true Smiths album I own (Louder Than Bombs doesn’t count, since it’s a compilation). I should rectify this […]

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