The Smiths

~ Group

Wikipedia

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were "the one truly vital voice of the '80s", "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll.

Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the group signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums, The Smiths (1984), Meat Is Murder (1985), The Queen Is Dead (1986) and Strangeways, Here We Come (1987). Four of their albums (including three studio albums) appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. They have also released several compilations, and numerous non-LP singles.

The Smiths had several singles reach the UK top twenty and all four of their studio albums reached the UK top five, including one which topped the charts. They won a significant following and remain cult favourites, although they had limited commercial success outside the UK while they were still together. The band broke up in 1987 and have turned down several offers to reunite.

The band's focus on a guitar, bass, and drum sound, and their fusion of 1960s rock and post-punk, were a repudiation of synthesizer-based contemporary dance-pop – the style popular in the early 1980s. Marr's guitar-playing on his Rickenbacker often had a jangly sound reminiscent of Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. Marr's guitar-playing influenced later Manchester bands, including the Stone Roses and Oasis. Morrissey and Marr's songs combined themes about ordinary people with complex, literate lyrics delivered by Morrissey with a mordant sense of humour. In 2014 and 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
“Challah” Twins Samantha & Mark Ronson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Now That's What I Call Music! 2 (UK) Various Artists 2.5 3
1987 Just Say Yes… Various Artists 5 1
1987 Sanremo 87 (Ricordi) Various Artists 1
1988 Indie Top 20, Volume 4: State of Independents Various Artists 2
1988 21 Years of Alternative Radio 1 Various Artists 1
1988 Indie City 2 Various Artists 1
1990 Talking Loud and Clear: A Kick Up the 80's, Volume 04 Various Artists 1
1990 A Constant Source of Interruption Various Artists 1
1990 A Kick Up the Eighties, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1990 Best of Peel Sessions par Bernard Lenoir Various Artists 1
1990 Manchester: So Much to Answer For Various Artists 1
1991 1x20 (Red) Music From British Independent Record Companies Various Artists 1
1991 A Kick Up the 80s, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1991 New Season: The Peel Sessions Various Artists 2
1991 Ragazzi Bizarre Various Artists 1
1991 Rock & Pop Diamonds 1983 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock & Wave, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1984 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1986 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Studio Brussel: 10 jaar parels voor de zwijnen Various Artists 1
1993 Subrock: The Best of Independent and Grunge Various Artists 1
1994 Once in a Lifetime, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1994 Tijdloze honderd, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1994 Totally 80s 5+6 Various Artists 1
1995 Into the Eighties Various Artists 1
1995 Shine Various Artists 1
1995 Drive Time 2 Various Artists 1
1995 The Best... In the World... Ever! Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1995 Sounds of the Eighties: The Rolling Stone Collection 1983–1985 Various Artists 1
1995 The Best... Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
1995 Tijdloze honderd, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Was het nu 70 of 80? Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 The Best… Album in the World… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Untitled Various Artists 1
1996 Lost Property Various Artists 1
1996 The No. 1 Eighties Album Various Artists 1
1996 Untitled 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Hang the DJ: Modern Rock 1987 Various Artists 1
1996 The Best... Album in the World... Ever! Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 Britpop, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Modern Rock 1986: Hang the DJ Various Artists 1
1996 Retro Night Various Artists 1
1996 Rock Anthems, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 The Spiral Tribe, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 This Is the 80's Various Artists 1
1997 Drive On: 36 Classics for the Open Road Various Artists 1
1997 The No. 1 Drive Album Various Artists 1
1997 18 New Wave Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Anthems… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Rock: Overdrive Various Artists 1
1997 Les Inrockuptibles: 10 ans/100 chansons Various Artists 1
1997 Los 100 mayores éxitos de los 80 Various Artists 1
1997 Once in a Lifetime Various Artists 1
1997 The Ongoing History of New Music, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Your Generation Various Artists 1
1998 Nocturnal Various Artists 1
1998 Live 4 Ever Various Artists 1
1998 Eighties Assortment Various Artists 1
1998 Blast From the Past Various Artists 1
1999 Postpunk Chronicles: Going Underground Various Artists 1
1999 Thump'n New Wave Rock-N-Ingles Various Artists 1
1999 Out of Bounds: A Journey Through Modern Rock Various Artists 1
1999 MTV the First 1000 Years: New Wave Various Artists 1
1999 Born to Be Wild Various Artists 1
1999 CQC 40 Clásicos Originales Del Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Dressed in Black, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Dressed in Black, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Las 101 mejores canciones del planeta Tierra Various Artists 1
1999 Modern Rock: 1986-1987 Various Artists 1
2000 Sunday Morning Coming Down, Volume Two Various Artists 1
2000 On the Edge Various Artists 3 2
2000 Cigarettes & Alcohol: 40 Modern Anthems Various Artists 2
2000 Young Guns Go for It: Heroes of the 80's Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Double Shot: Modern Rock Various Artists 1
2000 Lo Mejor de Caiga Quien Caiga Various Artists 1
2000 Modern Rock 1984-1989 Various Artists 1
2000 Modern Rock: Mid 80's Various Artists 1
2000 Studio Brussel: Klas X Various Artists 1
2001 Rough Trade Shops: 25 Years Various Artists 1
2001 Glorious Various Artists 1
2001 Unbelievable Various Artists 1
2001 Cigarettes and Alcohol, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Dressed in Black, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Modern Rock – Club 80s Various Artists 1
2001 Modern Rock: Lost Hits of the Mid '80s Various Artists 1
2001 Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? File 3 Various Artists 1
2002 J Files: The Best B-Sides of All Time Various Artists 1
2002 Absolument 80 : Les plus grands tubes internationaux Various Artists 1
2002 80s Verantwoord Powered by Rob Stenders Various Artists 1
2002 Modern Rock: Loud and Raw Various Artists 1
2002 Platinum 80s Various Artists 2
2002 The Best Alternative Album ...Ever! Various Artists 1
2002 Welcome to the Pleasuredome: The Real 80's Various Artists 1
2003 Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? File 5 Various Artists 1
2003 Strange and Beautiful Various Artists 1
2003 All the 80's Various Artists 1
2003 The Modern Edge: A Modern Rock Collection Various Artists 1
2003 Tenth Anniversary: Ongoing History of New Music Various Artists 1

Showing official release groups for various artists. Show all various artists release groups instead, or show release groups by this artist.