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Meat Is Murder (album) by The Smiths

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Meat Is Murder
Meat Is Murder by The Smiths (1985)
Overall rank: 229th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 986 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (28th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (229th)

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The Smiths bestography

Meat Is Murder is ranked 3rd 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 21 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 76,152.

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Members who like this album also like: The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, The Smiths by The Smiths and Doolittle by Pixies.

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Meat Is Murder rankings

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 986 votes)
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85/100
03/18/2019 05:47
78/100

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80/100
Argueably this the smiths's best album in matter of instrumental madness, the bass, the guitar, and sometimes even the drums breaks the norm from an alternative mid-80s sound, leaving us with some intense sounding stuff. But I much prefer the more laid-back kind of Smiths, but this is still a great album.
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85/100
Fantastic album. Apparently this made my dad go vegan for a short time in the 90's.
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100/100
Of their first 3 albums (the only 3 I've listened to) this one easily stands out the most to me. Sure, it may not have "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" or "This Charming Man" but as a whole, this album sounds more coherent when put next to their others.
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70/100
I'm finding that I generally like The Smiths, but this album doesn't feel as strong as The Queen Is Dead.
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80/100
Good but not as good as some others.
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100/100
The greatest Smiths album because I don't know. I just seem to prefer this over Queen is Dead. Barbarism is especially mindblowing! The guitar on the joke isnt funny anymore fucks me out ma mind erry time aswell. All the tracks are insane!
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85/100
The most consistant of the smiths albums
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95/100
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Probably their best constructed album, if that makes sense. Sort of concept album about Morrisey's struggles and society criticism, but the track listing is just an inch away from the debut and The Queen is Dead. Somewhere around Hateful of Hollow quality currently for me.
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I love guitar on this one...my favorite Smiths album.
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Great lyrics and great guitar
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