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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 60,160.

The Smiths is ranked number 12 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 101,696.

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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:1,452 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:60,201
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,628 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:11,062
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (758 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:9,353
Rank in 1980s30Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:8,382
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:6,983
Rank in 1980s40Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  84/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:3,654
Rank in 1980s75Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  81/100 (361 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 2000s490Overall Rank:2,157
Average Rating:  80/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1995:59Rank Score:605
Rank in 1990s516Overall Rank:2,520
Average Rating:  81/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1987:77Rank Score:241
Rank in 1980s829Overall Rank:5,174
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 2001:137Rank Score:212
Rank in 2000s1,452Overall Rank:5,742
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 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

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1.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 93/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album The Sound Of The Smiths)
 92/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 92/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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4.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 92/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (412 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 (406 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 (179 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 (55 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The World Won't Listen)
 90/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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11.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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12.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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13.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 89/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 285 votes)
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From dogieboy6 08/13/2016 19:07
Somebody once described this band to me as "dance-able depression" while I was sitting in a coffee-shop where they were playing on the radio. I fell in love with them there and they've only improved on every listen ever since.
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From albumceleste 08/02/2016 04:45
One of the best songwriting "teams" IMO. Morrisey is an unique singer and Marr is a giant arranging songs.
They have above all this one great feature: their worst songs are still a 7, there is no garbage.
On the other side besides "how soon is now" their music tends to sound more or less alike. They have this sort of 4 or 5 type of songs template and until you're not familiar with the unique differences between the particular tunes they could sound monotonous.


This is one of my favourite bands no questions.
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Rating:  
80/100
From NoeSSS 07/25/2016 00:11
Like this because ... Morrissey
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95/100
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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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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From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:12
They are the filler of those barely empty 80's
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