Louder Than Bombs (album) by The Smiths

Louder Than Bombs
Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths (1987)
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Overall rank: 512th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 10 albums of 1987 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (73rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (512th)

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The Smiths bestography

Louder Than Bombs is ranked 6th best out of 14 albums by The Smiths on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 20 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 77,566.

The Smiths album bestography « Higher ranked (277th) This album (512th) Lower ranked (2,744th) »
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Members who like this album also like: The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths and The Smiths by The Smiths.

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From Brad1770 12/31/2018 07:21
What made The Smiths so great was even their B-Sides were good , not all but most . Case in point this compilation and the following killer B-Sides:

-Is It Really So Strange ?
-Sweet and Tender Hooligan
-Half a Person
-London
-Oscillate Wildly
-Rubber Ring
-Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
-Unlovable
-Asleep

Think about it ? That bunch of tracks were B-Sides ! . Ridiculous


'Louder Than Bombs' was released in America as a cousin to their British compilation 'The World Won't Listen' and consists of all singles and nearly all B-sides that had not at that point been available in the United States, either on single or album, with a few other tracks added.

Brilliant , minus the simply awful "Golden Lights" which is hands down the worst Smiths track ... period
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From JimagineL 11/29/2018 22:02
I don't know, this doesn't feel like an album as much as "The Hatful of Hollow" but oh. my. god, there are so many good songs here.
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From LedZep 01/06/2018 21:32
Too good.
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From Onater 03/21/2017 22:20
I typically don't like to consider compilations as proper albums and avoid putting them in my charts, but for this and Hatful of Hollow, I make an exception. Most of these tracks don't show up on any of the Smiths' studio releases, so might as well rate it as any other album.
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From garycottier 06/11/2016 17:06
Yet another Smith's compilation(paint a vulgar picture, anyone?), but you can't argue with the quality of music on offer. Panic, hand in glove, half a person, are off course all great on an album that flows nicely for a comp. Extremely enjoyable.
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From Grzywa 02/27/2016 17:34
A collection of killer tracks: These Things Take Time, Panic, Sweet and Tender Hooligan, Back to the Old House are among their finest songs. Great !
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From KGB 06/05/2015 18:06
A super collection of songs. Compilations aren't supposed to sound as cohesive as this. Marr's jangly, chord-based melodies never sounded better.
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From Mez123 05/19/2015 02:10
Excellent compilation. Flows vewry well, as others have stated. Girl Afraid is fantastic, so many other good songs included here. MEZ
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From DeusExMackia 02/09/2015 16:47
Although the second side is weaker, the opening 12 songs could be album in their own right. And a damn good one at that.
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From suedehead 01/27/2015 21:57
Probably the best compilation ever - part of my youth.
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