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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 59,202.

The Smiths is ranked number 12 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 100,294.

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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:1,434 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:59,202
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,602 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,013
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  82/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,243
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:8,351
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  81/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,791
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  84/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,587
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  81/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 18 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 2008:43Rank Score:741
Rank in 2000s488Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating:  80/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:56Rank Score:655
Rank in 1990s499Overall Rank:2,361
Average Rating:  81/100 (109 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 1987:77Rank Score:238
Rank in 1980s827Overall Rank:5,167
Average Rating:  80/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 6 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 2001:136Rank Score:212
Rank in 2000s1,449Overall Rank:5,707
Average Rating:  79/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 12

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 (541 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album The Sound Of The Smiths)
 92/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 91/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 91/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (398 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 (392 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 (176 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 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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11.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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12.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The World Won't Listen)
 89/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 282 votes)
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90/100
07/19/2016 05:13
84/100
 
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63/100
 
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The Smiths comments

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80/100
From NoeSSS 3 days ago
Like this because ... Morrissey
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From Deckiller 06/08/2016 02:04
They legit are in contention for the greatest band, I think.
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Rating:  
55/100
From gon2bed 05/19/2016 17:37
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95/100
From Deckiller 05/14/2016 01:19
This band just grows on you more and more.
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Rating:  
60/100
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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95/100
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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Rating:  
90/100
From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:12
They are the filler of those barely empty 80's
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Rating:  
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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