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The Smiths: Meat Is Murder (Sire)

Richard Riegel, Creem, June 1985

EVEN THOUGH I happen to think that this group's debut disc was one of the best albums of 1984, I'm afraid that they may be asking for trouble from the critics with the title cut of their new set. 'Meat Is Murder' is an old-fashioned, straightforward protest song, in this case of most humans' carnivorous behavior toward their fellow animals. This number includes actual mooing, among other tasty aural effects, and just wait till the burger-chomping critics who found these lads too "hypersensitive" last year get hold of that!

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