Album artwork for Meat Is Murder by The Smiths

With their second proper album 'Meat Is Murder', The Smiths began to branch out and diversify, while refining the jangling guitar pop of their debut. 'The Headmaster Ritual' and 'I Want The One I Can't Have' are fine elaborations of the formula they laid out on the debut, while 'Rusholme Ruffians' is an infectious stab at rockabilly. Such was their creative thrust at this point; they were seen as the most important British band since Joy Division. Above all though, there was no other British group making music quite like this in 1985.

The Smiths

Meat Is Murder

Rhino / Warner
Album artwork for Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
LP

$24.99

Released 08/25/2009Catalog Number

2564665878

Album artwork for Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
LP

$26.99

Black
Released 06/23/2023Catalog Number

825646658787

The Smiths

Meat Is Murder

Rhino / Warner
Album artwork for Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
LP

$24.99

Released 08/25/2009Catalog Number

2564665878

Album artwork for Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
LP

$26.99

Black
Released 06/23/2023Catalog Number

825646658787

With their second proper album 'Meat Is Murder', The Smiths began to branch out and diversify, while refining the jangling guitar pop of their debut. 'The Headmaster Ritual' and 'I Want The One I Can't Have' are fine elaborations of the formula they laid out on the debut, while 'Rusholme Ruffians' is an infectious stab at rockabilly. Such was their creative thrust at this point; they were seen as the most important British band since Joy Division. Above all though, there was no other British group making music quite like this in 1985.