The most underrated tracks by your favourite artists

27 February 2024, 19:06

What are the most underrated tracks by The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys?
What are the most underrated tracks by The Smiths, The Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys? Picture: Steve Probec/ZUMA Press, Inc./Rob Watkins/Alamy Stock Photo

The songs that don't always fit on the Best Of, get overlooked on setlists... but always end up being a secret favourite for a lot of fans.

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  1. The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song

    Single released 27th February 1995

    From the album The Second Coming (1994)

    Ten Storey Love Song lived in the shadow of the long-awaited lead single Love Spreads, but this rousing song has its fans, and it was included on the setlist at the Roses' Heaton Park reunion shows in 2012.

    The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song (Closed-Captioned)

  2. The Charlatans - Then

    • Single released: 10th September 1990
    • From the album Some Friendly (1990)
    • Ponderous minor key entry in Tim Burgess and co's early years - overshadowed by the baggy shuffle of The Only One I Know, it's worth a re-listen.

    The Charlatans - Then

  3. Oasis - The Hindu Times

    • Single released 15th April 2002
    • From the album Heathen Chemistry (2002)
    • The pseudo-Indian riff is one of the high points of this late-period Oasis tune.

    Oasis - The Hindu Times

  4. Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van

    • From the album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
    • A fan favourite - but would it ever get on the Greatest Hits when we get to one? It should do.

    Arctic Monkeys - Riot Van

  5. Foo Fighters - Hey Johnny Park!

    • From the album The Colour And The Shape (1997)
    • An often-overlooked track from the massive Colour And The Shape album.

    Hey, Johnny Park!

  6. Blur - Sing

    • Single released 29th July 1991
    • From the album Leisure (1991)
    • Swooning piano-led song that got more attention when it turned up in Trainspotting.

    Blur - Sing

  7. Nirvana - Sliver

    • Released: 28th January 1991 (UK release date)
    • Included on the album Incesticide (1992)
    • Just before they went stellar with Nevermind, the trio issued this raucous tune as a single, with Dan Peters on drums.

    Nirvana - Sliver (Official Video)

  8. The Killers - On Top

    • From the album Hot Fuss (2004)
    • Off the mega-selling debut album Hot Fuss, this is an intriguing album track.

    On Top

  9. The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

    • Single released 1st July 1985
    • From the album Meat Is Murder (1985)
    • When you have a singles back catalogue like Morrissey and Marr, some things have to fall by the wayside - but this Meat Is Murder track deserves more acclaim.

    The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

  10. Coldplay - Don't Panic

    • Single released 19th March 2001
    • From the album Parachutes (2000)
    • Famous to anyone who bought Parachutes back in the day, this wistful album opener is a touching alternative to Chris Martin's stadium-sized songs.

    Coldplay - Don't Panic


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