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|4.5 superb||Amanda Murray STAFF | July 14th 06|
As with any "classic" band from the past, the Smiths' legacy has been enshrined in countless greatest hits collections in the twenty years since their demise. To keep things simple, there exist three main hits collections available to potential fans of the Smiths. The Best Of... is overlong and unfocused; Greatest Hits is redundant and a shameless cash-in. That leaves Singles, and while its singles-only tracklist omits some fantastic album cuts and b-sides, the chronological album tracks the progress of the group pretty accurately. As long as you avoid thinking the Smiths were purely a singles band, and keep in mind that the Smiths have equal or even better material available within their catalogue, then Singles should be an inviting introduction to a truly "classic" band.
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|5.0 classic||Colin Rinehart | March 16th 15|
Will forever remember the two albums I bought while visiting Disney World when I was thirteen (maybe fourteen?), a best of Bob Dylan compilation, and The Smith's Singles. Walking around with my headphones on or on shuttles between parks this incredible music streamed into my ears unlike anything I had ever heard before. The guitar, my god, THE GUITAR...I never knew something could be so fucking catchy and melodic, yet sad and desperate. Morrissey's lyrics enchanted me and by the end of the trip I had discovered a new favorite band. There are better albums, sure, but this one is the most nostalgic for me.
|4.5 superb||DutchDevotee | March 12th 12|
This compilation shows why The Smiths are (were) so critically acclaimed. Every song is good or better than good.
|4.0 excellent||Mr. Coffee | March 4th 09|
A great compilation for people who are getting into one of the greatest bands of the 80's. Singles contains the essencial tracks for the listener to know The Smiths' trademark sound.
|4.5 superb||dan2309 | October 26th 13|
|4.0 excellent||llima | May 8th 12|
|5.0 classic||Host78 | March 20th 12|
|4.5 superb||zowie | September 20th 11|
|5.0 classic||Mike | July 3rd 11|
|5.0 classic||Muzix | May 25th 11|
|4.0 excellent||JohnSGB | February 10th 11|
|4.5 superb||AnvilJ | August 22nd 10|
|4.5 superb||alt | November 9th 09|
|5.0 classic||jmrobm | August 14th 09|
|3.5 great||Nicole | June 17th 09|
|3.5 great||Hannah | December 8th 08|
|4.0 excellent||bAdMaRk | January 7th 08|
|4.0 excellent||dbrew | August 8th 07|
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