With their debut album, the Smiths launched an all-too-brief, but profound career that, largely owing to their outspoken lead singer, would be enshrouded in controversy and cultlike devotion. Lyrically, Steven Patrick Morrissey waxed haute poetic about homosexuality ("Hand in Glove") and child murders ("Suffer Little Children"). Musically, this album kicked a hole through the lip-glossed synth-pop that dominated the early-'80s music scene.
I like Journey because I like Steve Perry's voice, especially when he sings Oh Sherrie. It's part of my campaign to get the world to call me by my preferred name of Cheri instead of Cheryl. But back to the music -- great Journey songs include Faithfully, Any Way You Want It, Separate Ways and Don't Stop Believin', which became the anthem for the Chicago White Sox's run at the World Series in 2005, WHICH WE WON!!!!!!!!