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The Smiths United Kingdom 

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 22 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 57,310.

The Smiths is ranked number 13 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 98,029.

Members who like this artist also like: Pixies, R.E.M. and Nirvana.

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The Smiths best albums

The following albums by The Smiths are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,387 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:57,310
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,532 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,033
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:8,966
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,317
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,671
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:294
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,537
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

The Sound Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2008Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2008:39Rank Score:821
Rank in 2000s423Overall Rank:1,906
Average Rating:  80/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1995:55Rank Score:654
Rank in 1990s492Overall Rank:2,315
Average Rating:  81/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1987:74Rank Score:247
Rank in 1980s796Overall Rank:4,911
Average Rating:  80/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

The Very Best Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2001Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2001:134Rank Score:212
Rank in 2000s1,397Overall Rank:5,547
Average Rating:  79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 13

This may not be a complete discography for The Smiths. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Smiths best tracks

#TrackRating
1.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 93/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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2.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 92/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album The Sound Of The Smiths)
 91/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 91/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 90/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The Very Best Of The Smiths)
 90/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The World Won't Listen)
 89/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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13.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 89/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat is Murder)
 88/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 271 votes)
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From sethmadsen 04/16/2016 16:39
I think I've understood why I have a hard time getting into this band - the music and the vocals only kind of go together. There's not distinct connection other than they are in the same key... Morrissey beautifully sings independently of the band... it really could just be him singing without the band and I'd have the same experience. The band is good and all independently, but I feel besides How Soon Is Now?, the music really isn't that unique from one song to the next. I also think maybe it's cause I'm an idiot American? I noticed that only two of their songs even charted in the US... and not terribly well. I'd take R.E.M. over this band any day.
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From Deckiller 03/09/2016 01:45
Starting to adore this band as of late <3 Their album covers are impeccably selected.
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From Gerard1968 02/20/2016 21:32
Did you know that Mick Joyce and Andy Rourke were part way through their blacksmiths apprenticeship when they met Jonny, this is how the band got its name.
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From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:12
They are the filler of those barely empty 80's
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85/100
From awesomness425 07/17/2015 06:46
I want to give a 9, but i feel like i don't know enough songs to do that..anyways love Morrisey's voice
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From luis721 05/27/2015 21:54
One of the bast bands ever, great lyrics, great guitars, great bass-lines... well... one of the most influential artists/bands of all time.
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35/100
From IvanIke 03/16/2015 10:18
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From alexandraribeiro 03/01/2015 22:33
My favorite band ever!
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Never really figured out why this band is so popular, let alone why they're considered the greatest band of the 1980s according to this site (I would've thought bands/artists like U2, Michael Jackson, The Cure, Metallica, Prince, etc. were bigger or at the very least had albums that sounded more different to each other).

For starters, I have very mixed feelings towards Morrissey's voice. Sometimes I think it sounds smooth and sorta jazzy, other times the lispy pronunciation sounds forced and really grates on me. I can't for the life of me figure out whether he's trying to sound bitter, emotional, melancholic, sexy, witty or whatever? The music itself? It's alrigth, sometimes it's leaning towards the more upbeat and danceable, other times it's tender and ballad-like, yet a Smiths album to me ultimately feels like one long comatose monotony of Morrissey's voice melted in with a bunch of jangly guitars and other instruments. Not exactly a good one at that, though I will admit sometimes when the jangly guitars really take over, it becomes quite beautiful and hypnotic (like the closer of both the debut and "The Queen Is Dead").

On average, I'd say they more often than not are either boring or annoying, but a popular band they are, apparently!
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From F1Aaron 12/09/2014 23:47
My favorite band. They mean so much to me
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