The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (track) by The Smiths
From the album The Queen Is Dead (track #7)
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side appears on the following album(s) by The Smiths:
- The Queen Is Dead (track #7) (this album) (1986)
- The Sound Of The Smiths (track #13) (compilation) (2008)
- The Very Best Of The Smiths (track #2) (compilation) (2001)
- Rank (track #6) (1988)
- Complete (track #27) (compilation) (2011)
- Complete (track #46) (compilation) (2011)
- Complete (track #78) (compilation) (2011)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 91.0/100, a mean average of 90.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.1/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.4.
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My favourite Smiths song. Just beautiful. The guitar is a delight. 100/100
My favorite Smiths song. Absolutely glorious
Somehow manages to be both raw and lush at the same time -- I suppose that's what happens when Marr's grating jangly guitars mesh with the beautiful string arrangements...
Gorgeous, nostalgic, and charming. One of the best Smiths songs.
Not sure which one of this, Bigmouth and There is a Light i like the most, they are all perfect :)
This is still my go to song, even though every other song on this
album is outstanding . Tears come every time I hear this.
My favourite guitar riff in modern music history. Charming, magic, classy, timeless. And along with Morrisey, one of the best songs ever.
The Smiths at their tweest. What's not to love?
After the first listen, I knew this song was perfect. The vocals are delicate and nice on the ears, the guitars are sweet sounding and catchy, and the lyrics mesmerizingly clever and enchanting. Might not be the acquirements for the perfect song for everybody, but this is perfect in its own right.
Me too, Romanelli.
This one is still growing on me...slowly.
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