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Strangeways, Here We Come (album) by The Smiths

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Strangeways, Here We Come
Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths (1987)
Overall rank: 252nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 902 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1987 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (32nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (252nd)

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The Smiths bestography

Strangeways, Here We Come 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 20 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 76,909.

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70/100
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85/100
08/11/2019 19:24
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75/100
A atmosfera de suas músicas e as ironias de suas letras são fantásticas!
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Least favorite studio album, but still okay (6/10)
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85/100
Okay. This is epic. We couldn't ask for a better goodbye from The Smiths. I think they ended It at the right time.
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70/100
I thought I had figured them out after listening two of their albums... glad I decided to listen this one. I’m relieved they pretty much left post punk and went in a more soft rock/alternative rock direction with even a couple of hints at baroque pop. I always thought they were actually never a post punk band. They sound much more in their element on this album.
Need to listen to it again better, maybe I’ll turn it to a 8/10.
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90/100
A very underrated Smiths album in my opinion. It's not quite The Queen is Dead but it's very ambition in its lyrical content and production, more so than their earliest work and is probably my 2nd favourite.
Favourite songs: Girlfriend in a Coma, Paint a Vulgar Picture, Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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80/100
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Some poppier more upbeat songs here. Still a good album.
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85/100
The Smiths are another band that managed to pass me by in my peak music discovery days. But overall, this is pretty great.
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80/100
Not bad by any means but it feels like the deviated somewhat here. Took it a little too far
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Fav tracks: A rush and a push & the land is ours, Girlfriend in a com, Unhappy birthday
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95/100
From Cosmo
Strangeways suffers the same fate "Wish" did. It was the follow-up to an absolute masterpiece and the context gives it an unfair rep. I'd say that this is the strongest Smiths record behind TQID.

The production value is fantastic. Last Night I Dreamt is a masterpiece and a cornerstone of their overall repertoire . While Death At One's Elbow is clearly the worst Smiths original, the album is very consistent in quality and overarching sound.

I will say that the one drawback to this record is the diminished virtuosity of the rhythm section. Andy's basslines aren't nearly as popping and melodic as they were in the early years of the Smiths. Moz and Stephen Street really take over on this album, and I'd be inclined to say that Strangeways sounds more like Viva Hate than they do to any other Smiths record.
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
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