"You don't deserve to be lonely"

- Elliott Smith
 

The Queen Is Dead (album) by The Smiths 

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The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths (1986)
Overall rank: 22nd   Overall chart history
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88/100 (from 1,657 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1986 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
Top 50 albums of all time (22nd)

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The Queen Is Dead is ranked as the best album by The Smiths.

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From donbeeno 4 days ago
Undoubtedly my favourite smiths record, tqid just distills what it is to be melancholic and sets it to some of the catchiest tunes in any one album; and whilst lesser bands might be preoccupied with peurile posturing, rendering the album anodyne, or parodic, the smiths retain their biting edge:due, as always, to morrisseys acerbic wit, demonstrated perfectly on 'Frankly Mr Shankly' and 'The Queen is dead' . Not to say the broody, emotional tracks aren't there, or aren't fantastic- they are.'I know it's over' is one of the most heart achingly beautiful vocal perfomances ever put on record; and the hallowing, heartfelt message of self deception and isolation are as relevant now as they ever were.
One of the reasons the smiths, controversial as morrissey is now, retain such a cult following is undoubtedly their sincerity: when morrissey once claimed: 'I don't perform, I feel', you really understand the flower waving, romantic flare he gives both his live and studio performaces. In short, compared with 'Strangeways', which, although also excellent, i feel is marred by slight overproduction, 'Queen Is Dead' retains that raw aesthetic, that i feel is essential to a smith's record; and, in doing so, is my favourite record of all time.
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From acolabella 09/20/2016 16:50
An incredible album start to finish
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From HarryLuke 09/06/2016 01:09
Excellent album, the best by The Smiths or Morriessy. The operner and rankley mr shankly are the best on the album but it is strong throughout.
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From albumceleste 09/04/2016 02:08
Maybe their best album. And quite possibly maybe the best rock album of the 80s too.

I find Shankly and Vicar to be 'good-but-average' songs while the rest goes from 'very good' to 'excellent'.
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From nitomano 08/04/2016 17:13
Favoritas: Cemetry Gates, The Queen Is Dead, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
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From souplipton 07/30/2016 01:12
"The Queen is Dead" is an good album with some excellent tracks, such as "Frankly, Mr Shankly", "Cemetery Gates", "Bigmouth Strikes Again", and "There is a Light That Never Goes Out". However, I don't think it's one of the great albums of all-time, and I don't think it's better than their debut album. Partly this is because I prefer that album's more personal lyrics to this album's more political ones, as I find Morrissey insufferable whenever he speaks his opinion on nearly anything.
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From LimpLimbs 07/29/2016 07:09
It has everything for an amazing album: Nice lyrics, cool guitar playing and a "hymn" like "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out".
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From razumov 07/08/2016 21:51
My favorite songs : Some girls are bigger than Others.....Bigmouth strikes again.....Frankly Mr.Shankly......Vicar in a tutu.....Cemetry gates
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From normshorg 06/18/2016 01:16
Enjoyed it greatly
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From Sqez 06/15/2016 13:40
great albuom
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