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Nissan 40315BG00A Wheel Trim Hub Cap Cover Centre, 14-inch
Nissan 40315BG00A Wheel Trim Hub Cap Cover Centre, 14-inch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Jun. 2017
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The Smiths
The Smiths
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 5 Aug. 2004
This review is from: The Smiths (Audio CD)
Much has been made of John Porter's production on this album, but I say just ignore it and focus on what really matters: the music. No amount of crap can detract from the beauty and complexity of the Smiths, and although Morrissey and Marr may not have settled fully into their songwriting niche on this album, no other Smiths work can compare to this one for sheer relentless abandon. This was their first opportunity to realise their dreams and it shows. If anything, the sketchiness of the production ADDS to the album as a whole - it matches the lack of experience the Smiths themselves had.
The chemistry between Morrissey and Johnny Marr is evident even in the Smiths' beginning stages, and this album features some of my favourite Smiths songs, including the beautiful 'Hand That Rocks The Cradle', 'Reel Around the Fountain', 'Pretty Girls Make Graves', and 'Still Ill', a song that has got me through many tough times. As always, Morrissey manages to express my innermost thoughts (including ones I didn't know I had) in a much more articulate way than I could ever hope to achieve. Even the more well-known songs on The Smiths (such as 'What Difference Does It Make?' and 'This Charming Man') never grow tired, no matter how many times you listen to them.
Although this is the hardest Smiths album to get into, it is also the most gripping and worthwhile once you're there.

The World Won't Listen
The World Won't Listen
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it just for Stretch Out and Wait, 21 July 2004
This review is from: The World Won't Listen (Audio CD)
This album was the last 'real' Smiths album I needed for my collection (ie. ignoring Best of I and II, The Very Best Of and Singles), so I already had Louder Than Bombs and Hatful of Hollow, and didn't technically "need" this one. At least that's what my friends thought. They don't seem to realise that The Smiths (and especially Morrissey) are not so much a band, more a religion that deserves to be courted and pursued with relentless abandon. Essentially I bought this album for Money Changes Everything, because I didn't know at the time that the Stretch Out and Wait featuring on The World... is actually different to the one on Bombs. But as I discovered, The World Won't Listen is actually worth buying just for that one track; Stretch Out and Wait has always been one of my favourite Smiths songs (making it one of my favourite songs ever), and the frission of excitement this version delivers is priceless.
The World Won't Listen is an excellent accompaniment to Hatful, this album covering The Smiths' later repertoire, and Hatful their earlier work (with Louder Than Bombs a cunning blend of the two). While they may have lost their youthful sketchiness by their later work, the lyrical and musical genius of Morrissey and Marr remains dumbfoundingly evident, especially on tracks such as the jaw-droppingly beautiful Asleep, the thumping, chugging Shakespeare's Sister and London, and the almost fully without hope (but in the most wonderfully articulated way) of Unloveable. The beauty and complexity of The Smiths is even more apparent when compared to the bland, meaningless pap produced by most pop 'stars' nowadays.
Buy it and revel in the genius.

The Very Best of The Smiths
The Very Best of The Smiths
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Re-issue, re-package, re-package!" indeed..., 17 July 2004
The Smiths are, in my opinion, the best British band ever - Morrissey's gorgeously distinctive voice fitting in perfectly with their odes to awkward teenage fumblings and confusion, and Johnny Marr must be one of the most competent guitarists of his age; again, his beautiful, but occassionally harrowing, melodies completely echo the group's ethos.
However, there are already 5 Smuiths compilations available, and the fact that Morrissey didn't assist with the production of the sleeve is painfully obvious: it lacks all the charm, meaning and depth of the original covers. Yet the songs remain as good as ever, although I agree that some of the better, but less well known songs, (Cemetry Gates, Stretch Out and Wait, Sweet and Tender Hooligan, Pretty Girls Make Graves, all the instrumentals...) are missing - this clearly isn't just a singles collection, as Please, Please, Please... is included, so why miss these absolute gems off too?
This collection stands as an excellent introduction to The Smiths and their back catalogue, but any already established fan would do well to steer clear of this one and spend their money on Hatful of Hollow or Louder than Bombs. It gets four stars based on the total superiority of the songs to the alarming majority of anything around today, but there really are much better Smiths collections out there.

Late For The Sky
Late For The Sky
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure perfection, 21 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Late For The Sky (Audio CD)
Having not heard all of Jackson Browne's albums, and certainly not every album in the world, I can't say with complete conviction that this is the best album in the world, or even Browne's best album, but it is amazing! The only thing even slightly wrong with it is that I think the title track should be the final track of the album, rather than the first. 'Late for the Sky' is one of the most spine-tinglingly beautiful songs ever written, and would be more effective as an album closer. But meh, who am i to mess with Jackson's genius?
Every song on this album is amazing, whether it's the more traditional Jackson-style stuff of beautiful, soaring melodies and life-contemplating lyrics (see 'Late for the Sky' or 'Fountain of Sorrow'), or funk rock-ness ('Walking Slow' or 'The Road and the Sky'), not a single song hits a wrong note.
So few people have never heard of Jackson Browne, and in my opinion, he is the most underrated artist, um, ever. The only thing I can say about this album is buy it now, and echo the thoughts of the other reviewers. This is Jackson at his very best.

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