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View Poll Results: The Cure or The Smiths?
The Cure 46 53.49%
The Smiths 40 46.51%
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #71 (permalink)
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the smiths was voted most influential artist over the beatles in a poll many years ago, which magazine was it..maybe NME!!! either way no one can doubt Morressy's music has touched the world!!
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #72 (permalink)
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I wouldn't trust anything you read in the NME. They once hailed a band called Brother as the saviours of guitar music, then dropped them like a bad smell when nobody agreed.

Both bands have their merits and I like them both, but Marr's guitar work is something else. Especially that riff on This Charming Man, I picked up a guitar just to learn that one day.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #73 (permalink)
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The Smiths are nothing more than 2nd hand Orange Juice riffs with clever lyrics.
And there are plenty of clever lyricists in the world, I don't know why Morrissey's so revered for it. He's no Nick Cave that's for sure.

I would say the Cure are by far the better band.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:50 PM   #74 (permalink)
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the smiths was voted most influential artist over the beatles
I can't even comprehend how much of a joke that is.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:18 AM   #75 (permalink)
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I love both groups, their music shares a special part of my heart and are very sentimental to me.
(I found out about The Cure from my father he would always play their songs(Lullaby,Just Like Heaven,etc.) for me when I was a child..It brings back so many memories of going to Hollywood and special family moments..)
I found out about The Smiths from my oldest brother and I've been hooked to every album and song they did that is out Morrisey has such a unique and strong voice and that connects so well with the mood of their music.
This kind of reminds me of the whole "Who's better Beatles or Stones?..argument" , Who do you guys prefer /like most/listen to the most The Smiths or The Cure?
Very chalk and cheese imo. The Smiths music is about very down to earth things while The Cure's music is a lot more other worldly. Love them both but it's got to be The Smiths. Even though I don'tt really identify with much of it lyrically I much prefer Morrissey's voice. Plus we don't have the spectacle of The Smiths putting out dross like 4.13 dream and just generally hanging around long past their sell by date which The Cure are doing. Robert Smith just looks ridiculous now he's in his 50's and still wearing all that make up.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #76 (permalink)
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It does explain it all, in a way. The pro-Smiths writer goes on and on about lyrics, but guess what? I don't listen to the Cure for the lyrics. I listen to them for the music, and their music is better than the Smiths music.
Oh, that makes sense. You're one of those people
I mostly listen to music for the lyrics, so that's probably why I prefer the Smiths.
Also I don't really like Robert Smith's voice, and I love love love love love x 9834939839983498349834 Morrissey's voice.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Oh, that makes sense. You're one of those people
I mostly listen to music for the lyrics, so that's probably why I prefer the Smiths.
Also I don't really like Robert Smith's voice, and I love love love love love x 9834939839983498349834 Morrissey's voice.
That's interesting. It took me almost two decades to get into the Smiths because I hated Morrissey's voice. Now I don't mind it but I do wish he'd tone it down a little sometimes still.
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I always thought Morrisey had a beautiful voice but the reason why i prefer them over the cure is because their music is more happy..the cure has a few depressing songs..
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..the cure has a few depressing songs..
Now there's an understatement.
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I always thought Morrisey had a beautiful voice but the reason why i prefer them over the cure is because their music is more happy..the cure has a few depressing songs..
Yeah The Smiths always write very uplifting songs and make me feel so happy.

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