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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
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,628 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 Smiths bestography

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

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88/100 (from 1,628 votes)
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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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From zdwyatt 06/09/2016 15:27
I personally prefer their debut because I prefer the self-pitying lyrics to the social commentary offered here. But this is still a classic 80s album. Nothing else sounds quite like the Smiths.
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From garycottier 06/06/2016 17:50
The queen is dead, is always looked upon as The Smith's greatest album. I wouldn't disagree. It's got some of their best songs on it, and it's not a second too long. The boy with the thorn in his side, cemetery gate, frankly Mr.Shankly, there is a light that never goes out, big mouth strikes again, and the title track are all grade A Smith's songs. My only quibble is the lull on, I know it's over, and, never had no one ever, it just slows down the record to a frustrating pace. Apart from that it's superb. Great album.
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From JLAwesome1 05/21/2016 02:54
I haven't listened to much 80's, but if there are other albums I love as much as this one then I'm excited to get into the decade!

A cohesive album without every song sounding the same, and a consistent one at that! And it's always fun how 'British' it sounds.
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From khj11 05/19/2016 03:38
This album is slowly turning into by favorite album
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