Hatful Of Hollow (studio album) by The Smiths

Hatful Of Hollow
Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 262nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 894 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1984 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (32nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (262nd)
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The Smiths bestography

Hatful Of Hollow is ranked 4th 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 19 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 47,747.

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86/100 (from 894 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.6/100, a mean average of 84.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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From 01/08/2021 23:41
While it repeats many of the tracks from The Smiths, what it adds and leaves out makes it an interesting and compelling album. As many of the tracks were taken from loose sessions for BBC radio, they are looser and less intense than the versions recorded and produced with care for the studio debut. Some of the strengths of this album are things like the inclusion of the stunning "How Soon Is Now?" which was originally released as a b-side, and the first singles, "Hand In Glove", "This Charming Man", and "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now". All in all the debut is the better album, but by heck it's close!
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From 11/04/2020 04:11
16 songs and an average of 87 , that just tell you how amazing this album is
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From 09/24/2019 15:51
How Soon Is Now? is the best song on this comp. The rest is really good.
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This is better than The Queen is Dead, top 10 albums of the 80s
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From 09/25/2018 23:06
I found me, one day, somewhere back last year, upset with the way things were going, people changed around me, and they seemed to be slowly forgetting the moments we spent together, likely, to be left on the past. In that especific day, I listened to this album, It wasn't the first time i listened to it, but I came out stunned, frozen from what I heard, as It described exactly what I was feeling. This album got me, emotionally like so so few can do. The Smiths speaked for me in those days, I'm glad I found this band in the right time.
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From 02/14/2018 18:46
Despite being a compilation it's as close to a proper album that you can get without it being one. All that really matter is that it's pretty much flawless from start to finish.
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From 02/14/2018 02:32
Great song after great song all in one place. Perfect if you don’t have time to listen to whole albums consecutively.
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From 12/06/2017 22:05
Perfect album!
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From 10/21/2017 21:57
No one cares if it's a compilation. It's amazing. Much of the material hadn't been released before. So I consider it the best Smiths album
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From 09/14/2017 04:41
Technically a compilation, but still their best album. Rourkes bass is so well mixed that it really shows how hes one of the most underrated bassists ever.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
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9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
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