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Old 05-13-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
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A new Smiths fan

I'm starting to really like The Smiths... It's a shame I didn't get into them earlier, but I was only 2 when they broke up. S'anyways, I've been listening to the 2 Best Of volumes, and I think I'm ready to buy some cds. What's a good first cd to buy?
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 05-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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i was just about to recommend hatful of hollow as well. The queen is dead is also great though. Get them both.
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If anyone is interested, Spin writer Marc Spitz just wrote a book about the Smiths...it's partly fictional and it was a fun read. It's called How Soon Is Never?
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SMITHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Queen is Dead is a must, then I'd go for their first album (the self-titled one)

Hatful of Hollow is just a compilation cd, and since you have both of the greatest hits cd's, you'd already have a good majority of those songs. May as well go for the real albums
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SMITHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Queen is Dead is a must, then I'd go for their first albume (the self-titled one)

Hatful of Hollow is just a compilation cd, and since you have both of the greatest hits cd's, you'd already have a good majority of those songs. May as well go for the real albums
i didn't even pay attn to you having the greatest hits already, oops.
So I'm going to go ahead and suggest another one that is probably not the best 'first' album to get, but...i really like 'Rank.' It's a live recording...I think it's great.
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I'll go with the majority and say Queen Is Dead

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i didn't even pay attn to you having the greatest hits already, oops.
So I'm going to go ahead and suggest another one that is probably not the best 'first' album to get, but...i really like 'Rank.' It's a live recording...I think it's great.
I still dont have Rank!!!!!
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I still dont have Rank!!!!!
I really like it, although I'm probably biased b/c it was the first album that i really listened to, start to end. I had heard songs from the others, of course, but never fully listened to a complete album before that one.
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sadly, the only smiths album i own is the queen is dead, so if i echo everyone and tell you to get that, it's because it's the only one i really know from beginning to end.

but it's fuckin great.
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anything by the Smiths is great- how cool are they??? But I would say that RANK is my fave, I'm gonna go listen to them now
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For their short career, all of their albums are good
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Old 05-14-2004, 12:15 PM   #15
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Thanks for the tips everyone.

Hopefully I'll pick up The Queen Is Dead later on today to start off my collection.

I just picked up this month's Spin with Morrissey on the cover. Coincidentally, they have a list in there called 'Smiths albums that you must own (in order)':

1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Louder Than Bombs
3. The Smiths
4. Hatful Of Hollow
5. Strangeways, Here We Come
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