Suffer Little Children (track) by The Smiths

Suffer Little Children by The Smiths
Year: 1984
From the album The Smiths (track #10)
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This track is rated in the top 2% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 84.3/100, a mean average of 83.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this track is 12.1.

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From 02/23/2022 17:41
Haunting song. The guitar is absolutely gorgeous. The subject matter is very dark but I absolutely love the lyrics. Atrocities such as the Moors murders need to be discussed, and to me this is done in good taste and with utmost respect to the families involved. "Manchester, so much to answer for"
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From 09/13/2017 22:10
Allegedly the first song they ever wrote.

What a way to begin a magical 5-year journey.
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From 07/19/2015 16:56
Suffer Little Children is beautifully disturbing and dark. 'Like' seems to be the wrong way to describe it. Marr's melancholy and almost ironic guitar work has as much creepiness in it as Morrissey's repetition of "Manchester; so much to answer for" does.
In the context of the album, it's the only way their debut could have closed. I see it almost as an after-credits scene, with the tone implying that while this album is coming to a close, 'The Smiths' are only just getting started.
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From 06/22/2014 21:29
Incredible way to close this super album
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