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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1987 collection from the legendary British quartet. Another compilation of singles, B-sides, album tracks, and BBC sessions, this time assembled for the American market, Louder Than Bombs is a sizeable collection that boasts a wealth of brilliant material. It includes hits such as the irresistible "Ask," the bouncing pop of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" and the sad "Unlovable." With a solid collection of singles and a number of tracks virtually unavailable elsewhere, Louder Than Bombs is a necessary purchase for any Smiths fan.

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  • Vinyl (April 3, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B007FGPYTE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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113 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Justin R. Smith on February 15, 2008
Format: Audio CD
If you own all four of the Smiths albums..."The Smiths", "Meat Is Murder", "The Queen Is Dead" and "Strangeways, Here We Come"...the album "Louder Than Bombs" is like the Beatles "Past Masters 1 & 2" collection but not as complete. This album does collect a nice piece of The Smiths songs not released on the four albums though. With "Louder Than Bombs", you have all of The Smiths non-album singles along with most of the B-Sides but not all of them...

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90 of 102 people found the following review helpful By meccano on May 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
There are things in life that will always defy explanation to those who have not experienced them. I can try to tell you what it is like having a son or falling in love, but will you really understand until it happens to you? The Smiths are one of those things that I could TRY to explain to you, but alas my feeble attempt to verbally express the impact The Smiths had on my life would never be properly conveyed. During my 20th summer on this planet, LOUNDER THAN BOMBS played nonstop on my 1984 Dodge Charger's Blaupunkt stereo as I drive from my part time job at the movie theatre in West LA to summer classes downtown at USC. From "Is It Really So Strange?" to the last song "Asleep" and back again I had BOMBS playing endlessly. For that moment in time it became as important to me as air and blood. I don't listen to LOUDER THAN BOMBS over and over again anymore, but I don't really have to as the changes it affected in me have already been done (for better or worse). Like REM's first studio album Murmur, or losing my virginity, I think about LOUNDER THAN BOMBS and smile with a mix of pain, happiness and regret. The songs are timeless; alas it is me a mere mortal that has grown old. Feel free tender hooligans to take this for your own, for your summer of any year yet to come, and let it melt into the pores of your being.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "iheartcrass" on June 8, 2000
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This is the Smiths album I would give a friend if they wanted to know what the Smiths sounded like. There are 24 amazing tracks on here full of the MOZ wit and the MARR guitar sound. This album reads almost like a greatest hits series. I can't think of one song on here that lacks that Wilde wit and bittersweet feeling that Moz delivers in his songs. I must admit my favorite tracks here are "Half a Person", "This Night Has Opened My Eyes", "Heaven Knows Im Miserable Now", and the always fun "ASK". This album makes me want to pull my black turtle neck out of the closet and go spend the afternoon in the park sketching or having a pic-nic with a close friend who can recite Shelly and Poe. If you know the Smiths, you know what I mean. If you don't know the Smiths, here's your chance!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. Pritchett on June 4, 2000
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This is the American version of The Smiths' "The World Won't Wait", which collects b-sides and independently released singles that couldn't be found in America. I would recommend anybody getting in to The Smiths to pick up "Louder Than Bombs". Specifically because The Smiths were a singles band and in England bands tend to put more emphesis on the singles market; therefore many of The Smiths best songs and most popular songs (some of them are even b-sides) were never released on albums. I think even The Smiths most well known song, "How Soon Is Now?" was not originally slated to be on a studio album. The disk is packed with Smiths gems, most notably "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby", "Panic", "Shoplifters of the World United", "Girls Afraid", etc, etc. Even some of the less notable Smiths songs that are pretty good are on the disk such as "Stretch Out and Wait" and "Unlovalbe"
Louder Than Bombs also showcases some of The Smiths musical diversity which in opinion is something that the band has never really gotten credit for. This is mainly because Johnny Marr at this time in his musical career was so jingle jangle with his guitar playing. "Is It Really So Strange" has a coutry feel. "Sweet and Tender Hooligan" and "London" are punkish. "Heaven Knows I'm Misreable Now" is motownish and "Stretch Out and Wait" is a stab at folk music.
For anybody getting in to The Smiths, "Louder Than Bombs" will add to a more complete picture to a great a band.
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