Of all the many things to hate about 80's music, the sax solo stands out. For the life of me, I can't figure out why all and sundry forgot how to play the sax in the pentultimate decade of the 20th century. It got so bad for awhile that I was truly, truly astonished listening to those old bebop records with the sublime sax. Who knew?
Some valiant soul at imacomputa.org has now taken the thankless task of grading those sax solos. He's much more generous than me. I'd give them all a big F, and a phhhffffft for good measure. Maybe one reason I like the Smiths so much is simply lack of sax solos.
I do like his grading system, though. Mood Breaker, bad continuity, whole notes, blaring, middle school level.