01. The Queen Is Dead
Not only one of the greatest alternative album ever made but simply of all
time, The Queen is Dead demonstrates the talent of Johnny Marr and Morrissey
to create incredible well written and powerful songs. Morrisey's enigmatic
lyrics and Marr's excellent guitaring kept them in the British charts and brought
them a cult following in America. With the musical abilities of the band at
peak and with Morrisey writing some of the most soul stirring
lyrics ever heard, the situation produced something that has never been matched
for its sufferance, yearning and lasting impression and may well never be.
Even through the bleak moments, Morrissey's vocals never lose that trademark
bone-dry wit. This album uncovered the true sufferance that embraced The Smiths
and helped them to crack
America and is by far The Smith's greatest album.
The Queen is Dead is now a classic of the 80's and an important album in alternative
music history. If you could only ever buy one record then this should be the
one because it is what music is meant to be about.