Album of the Day
Louder than Bombs
The Smiths took pride in crafting great singles as well as great albums, a fact brought home with LOUDER THAN BOMBS. The U.S. equivalent to the U.K.-issued THE WORLD WON'T WAIT gathers two dozen non-LP tracks, several only available in America on this compilation. The Sire set includes such classics as “Panic,” “Ask” and “Shoplifters Of The World Unite” as well as outstanding B-sides like “Unloveable,” “Asleep” and “Stretch Out And Wait.” Named one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone, the RIAA gold-certified LOUDER THAN BOMBS is an ideal introduction to the work of the Manchester quartet, and we'll give it another spin now to wish frontman Morrissey a happy birthday.