The Smiths‘ Meat Is Murder is their second album of depressing indie music. Lead singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr produced the album. Morrissey is one of the most depressing people in music and this album is filled with his jangle pop style of depression. I think I owned all of their albums.
As I listened to the album, my thoughts went to another time when I really liked The Smiths, but I think I always liked Morrissey more as a solo artist. Then “Well I Wonder” came on and I remembered that The Smiths are great too. I had to listen to the album over.
If you live in the U.S.A., then you probably had another version of this album. “How Soon Is Now?” is missing from this album on Spotify because it has the U.K. version. I am adding this back to the album, but I know this version of the album. This song is otherworldly. It still sounds incredible and makes me feel a wanton sadness.
I am human and I deserve to be loved…
“Barbarism Begins at Home” is a great song, which seems to be something I could relate to as a child. I think it is about child abuse.
Other songs to listen to are “Meat Is Murder” and “I Want the One I Can’t Have” (don’t we all want the one we cannot have?).
This is a great album. It does something that most albums do not do; it gets better as it progresses. I love Morrissey’s heartbreaking voice. I think the whole album is great, but some parts are greater. 9.5/10.