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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 49,437.

The Smiths is ranked number 15 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 84,842.

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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:1,152 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:49,437
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,232 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,354
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  82/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,603
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  81/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,738
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:5,524
Rank in 1980s41Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  84/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,155
Rank in 1980s76Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

The Sound Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2008Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2008:34Rank Score:784
Rank in 2000s401Overall Rank:1,763
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:562
Rank in 1990s485Overall Rank:2,295
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1987:73Rank Score:226
Rank in 1980s762Overall Rank:4,708
Average Rating:  79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

The Very Best Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2001Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 2001:120Rank Score:214
Rank in 2000s1,290Overall Rank:4,931
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 15

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)
 92/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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2.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album The Sound Of The Smiths)
 91/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 90/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 90/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (148 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)
 89/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 5 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 (286 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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11.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The World Won't Listen)
 88/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 88/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 88/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 88/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 87/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album Singles)
 87/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Smiths ratings

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86/100 (from 226 votes)
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From IvanIke 03/16/2015 10:18
I tried, but I never succeeded to like Morrissey's voice. Great guitar made great tunes (How Soon Is Now, This Charming Man)
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From alexandraribeiro 03/01/2015 22:33
My favorite band ever!
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60/100
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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From DeusExMackia 11/23/2014 18:13
I don't think any other band in history had such a strong catalogue of music. 4 studio albums and yet they've influenced just about every aspect of my taste in music. Best band ever? Just about.
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From MeatIsMurder 11/17/2014 17:25
Best Artist ever
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From PrinterCat 10/04/2014 10:14
Meat Is Murder is probably their best album.
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From nutso42 08/31/2014 03:09
Definitely grown on me over time. At first all their stuff sounded repetitive and such, but after digging I've found they have much more ability than I'd ever thought.
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