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Poll: The Smiths VS Radiohead. Song for Song, the better band?

The Smiths VS Radiohead

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#1 Jigga

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:42 AM

slowly but surely i am making it through the catalogue of the 2 bands which i see ultimate devotion from music fans.  Radiohead has clearly won the US market.  While here in England, The Smiths are the most loved indie band ever.

 

i think if the smiths lyrics were more optimistic, they could be the best band ever. musically they are fantastic, i like morriseys voice and melodies.  but when you really dig into the lyrics.  its depressing.  morrisey is like nas, a dude from a depressing environment who made depressing music. thats either good or bad, i mean you might want optimistic music to give you hope or u might prefer to wallow in misery and contentness can indeed be found in that. i would still prefer their music to radiohead.  the smiths have an astonishing number of great songs for such a short run.  they have at leat 25 great songs.  thats Beatles and Prince levels of excellence in a condensed period. i mean u guts kow more about them than me so no need to relat these songs.  but some i didnt hear till recently.

 

shoplifters of the world

the headmasters ritual

some girls are bigger than others

 

i mean, these are different from this charming man, how soon is now and there is a light whih is ther best known isht.  and they are great.  i live in manchester and dont recognise what they sing about.  i lived in nigeria when the smiths were popping and visited england for holidays now and again when we had extra money. i think i visted manchester in 1985. thats the part of the smiths i recognise. i was a youngin but what i remember that to me as well as the countrside is stereotypical england.

 

 



#2 PopTodd

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:08 AM

Between the two, easily The Smiths.

But neither are the greatest band ever, IMO.


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#3 Jigga

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:12 AM

Between the two, easily The Smiths.

But neither are the greatest band ever, IMO.

in england and pitchfork thats the debate.



#4 Agrimorfee

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:19 AM

Morrissey is the epitome of the preening, self-absorbed Brit rocker imo. At least Yorke has the sense of humor to cover Rhinestone Cowboy in concert. Radiohead ftw.

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#5 Rob Gordon

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:35 PM

At Ease this is not.  The Smiths get my vote as I'm a fan of pop music.  


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#6 elcorazon

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

apparently I do not like pop music, as I do not like the Smiths. I prefer the folk music of Radiohead.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

lol

Not gonna pretend my Radiohead answer is much more than a "Yes, I grew up in the 90's mostly".

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#8 waveswithin

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:30 AM

has to be The Smiths I guess. the songs mean more to me. and they have one of those almost perfect discographies, whereas radiohead have some stuff I don't fuck with



#9 undo

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

radiohead have some stuff I don't fuck with

like what



#10 Drinky

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

Radiohead. I was a teenager in the '90s.

 

I like The Smiths, but they've never been a favorite or meant that much to me.

 

I don't listen to either band much these days, anyway. I did revisit King of Limbs not long ago, and it was a little better than I remembered.

 

Edit: oh man, I didn't even see the sub-header at first. Null vote.



#11 waveswithin

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

like what

 

Like almost all of Pablo Honey. Like most of the tracks off the EPs and live stuff. Like a lot of Hail To The Thief.



#12 spiritofeden

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

Radiohead b sides from The Bends and OK Computer is some of their best work, if that's what you mean by "eps"



#13 Ned Braden

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

 

These are both bands I will stop listening to / giving a shit about for prolonged periods of time, but when their time comes back around they are all I want to listen to. Voted for the Smiths just cause I find myself going through more Smiths phases than Radiohead ones. I'm just choosing to ignore the sub-header.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:03 AM

Was drinking single malt with a mate last night, and he threw on The Bends. Forgot how many great songs were on that, everything was a classic pretty much, not heard it for years.



#15 richard

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:30 PM

Between the two, easily The Smiths.

But neither are The Smiths are the greatest band ever, IMO.


Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

I'm not sure why I like the Smiths so much, but I do, so I voted for them. I didn't even really discover them until relatively late, around 1993 towards the tail end of my senior year in high school when I first really started digging into "alternative" music. Wasn't until freshman year college or so that they started to take hold. But I can't get sick of them. The melodies are gorgeous, the lyrics are wonderfully ambiguous without being completely abstract, the rhythm section is tight. I know Marr gets the spotlight in the music, quite deservedly, but my ear gravitates to Rourke's basslines. He's one of my all-time favorite rock bassists. 

 

I enjoy Radiohead a lot, too, but I just don't connect with them as much, and I just love the poppiness of the Smiths records. Radiohead are by far the more "interesting" band musically, but I enjoy the Smiths more.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

I listen to The Smiths catalog once a year but listen to or think about Radiohead constantly.

Both bands are better than The Beatles and Burial.