swords is fantastic.go back to that every few months and it still feels as good as when I first heard it.
I still consider bona to be a studio album (even without suedehead and everyday, it still makes for a great record) so i gotta go with MEBY, so many good tracks on that one.
Got to agree with that. It's got some really good ones. I think some of the issue is that some repeat on other non studio albums. Some of my fav solo songs on there though and of course Jack the Ripper is still going strong live
The issue really is that it's a compilation of songs recorded over a four year period with different songwriters, different musicians and different producers. Why anyone considers it to be a studio album in the first place is absolutely bonkers.
It's not really a b sides album and yet it is in part but only to a few people who got those singles which weren't released everywhere so it's easy to just think of them as all new songs.
It's a singles collection (A + B sides), hence the inclusion of 'Suedehead' and 'Everyday is Like Sunday'. Every single track on the album had already been previously released when it came out (the only 'new' thing about it was they cut the end off of 'Will Never Marry'). I do understand that new fans who weren't around at the time will not get that, and it does sound pretty cohesive - despite the differing producers and band line-ups. There are probably just as many casual Smiths fans who think 'Hatful of Hollow' is a proper studio album, rather than a compilation!