New Music – The Smiths

No new stuff this week, just a greatest hits compilation released from one of the seminal bands of the 80’s, The Smiths.  Lead singer Morrissey sang songs of   loneliness, alienation and self-pity. His lovelorn yearnings, set to intricate melodies and buffered by Johnny Marr’s ringing guitar riffs made for, if not a party, some pretty compelling music. The band influenced a host of artists that came afterward, including Radiohead, Oasis and the Killers.   I wore their albums out back in the day. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Amazon iTunes

What else do I have this week?

How about Ryan Adams covering the Foo Fighter’s “Times Like These?” Seriously!

I think he sounds a little like Neil Young…

Ryan Adams – Times Like These

What are you listening to this week?

Video after the JUMP…

The Smiths – This Charming Man:

The Smiths – How Soon is Now:

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