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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 48,335.

The Smiths is ranked number 15 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 81,913.

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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:1,118 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:48,335
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:22
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:10,028
Rank in 1980s21Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  82/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Meat is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1985:5Rank Score:7,375
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:6,369
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:4,661
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  83/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1987:10Rank Score:3,131
Rank in 1980s73Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 12 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 2008:33Rank Score:785
Rank in 2000s396Overall Rank:1,726
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:557
Rank in 1990s494Overall Rank:2,281
Average Rating:  79/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1987:72Rank Score:219
Rank in 1980s766Overall Rank:4,851
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 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 2001:129Rank Score:214
Rank in 2000s1,336Overall Rank:4,949
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 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)
 91/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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2.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 90/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 89/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 88/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 88/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 88/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 88/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 88/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 87/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 87/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Frankly, Mr. Shankly
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 87/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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16.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 87/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 87/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album Singles)
 86/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 86/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Hand In Glove
(from the album The Smiths)
 86/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 215 votes)
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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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From Kiki 01/18/2014 19:51
Cemetry Gates is the best.
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From Precedent 12/29/2013 08:54
Great artist!
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