BY Jeremy Kinser
April 06 2012 6:27 PM ET
1. MUSIC: The Smiths' Remastered Catalog
Fans who have sung along with Morrissey's earnest plea “For once in my life, let me get what I want" on the Smiths' masterpiece The Queen Is Dead for decades are finally getting some satisfaction. All eight albums, including the ironically titled The World Won’t Listen (making its U.S. CD debut), have been remastered by the band's guitarist, Johnny Marr, and sound more pristine than ever. A quarter century after the group's final studio album, Strangeways Here We Come, Morrissey's melancholy lyrics and Marr's jangly guitar licks continue to provide the soundtrack for many gay people around the globe.