Reviews

A collection of both live and album reviews for The Smiths and Morrissey.(Select a year below to jump to a section).

1989

1988

Bravo – 1988

A strange article that both reviews/talks about Morrissey’s character and image and mentions Viva Hate.

1987

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1986

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NME – 24 May 1986

Roger Holland gives a positive review of specifically Morrissey for Bigmouth Strike Again, but criticises Johnny Marr.

NME – 1 November 1986

Mat Snow gives a generally positive review of The Smiths live at the London Palladium on 26 October 1986

1985

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No. 1 – 1 March 1985

Max Bell gives a positive review of The Smiths at Brixton Academy on 1 March 1985, along with reactions of audience members

NME – 1985

Mat Snow gives a positive review of Meat Is Murder

NME – 20 April 1985

Danny Kelly gives a very positive review of The Smiths live at Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 1985

NME – 9 March 1985

Richard Cook gives a mixed review of The Smiths live at Brixton Academy on 1 March, 1985

NME – 14 June 1985

Dave Thomas gives a generally positive review of The Smiths at The Opera House in Boston, Massachusetts on 14 June, 1985

1984

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Creem – 1984

A generally positive review of The Smiths’ debut album by Dave DiMartino

No. 1 – 1984

Review of The Smiths’ tour, with announcements of various release dates.

NME – 7 April 1984

Mostly positive review of Sandie Shaw’s collaboration/cover of Hand In Glove. “Single of the week!”

1983

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