You either love them or hate them, but it’s undeniable the impact of the Smiths on popular music. I mean, if you start indie rock, people are not going to be super happy, especially those people who enjoy the type of heavy, distorted sound of 80s hair metal that usually features a lead singer who is very sure of himself.

The Smiths was one of those first bands to really break away from the blues rock-inspired mold that was “a little misogynistic” to some of the band members. You have Morrissey with his haunting vocals and painful lyrics and Johnny Marr with his unique and very clean guitar sound.

Very cool stuff. I hope this sampler will give you a good understanding of the band if you didn’t see Mulholland Drive too early in your childhood or you aren’t a teenage girl that is tired of Lana Del Rey but loves crying.


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