Strangeways, Here We Come (studio album) by The Smiths

Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 265th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,040 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1987 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (33rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (265th)
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Strangeways, Here We Come is ranked 4th best out of 15 albums by The Smiths on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 18 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 43,856.

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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 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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80/100
From 06/09/2022 20:56
Probably my favorite of the Smiths albums. Decent variety of styles across the songs and Morrissey’s humor pops.
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From 02/13/2022 16:05
Smiths have grabbed my mind, and that's a good thing. A great album
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65/100
From 01/08/2022 21:15
I think it's definitely the weakest of their studio albums, but it's still a brilliant album and well worth a listen. It doesn't have the same number of exceptional songs as the previous 3 albums but is still very enjoyable. My favourites are Stop Me and Paint A Vulgar Picture (love the guitar).
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From 11/26/2021 04:14
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Exceptuando un par de canciones, tres si quieren, el resto está a la altura de The Queen Is Dead y su disco debut. Tiene canciones muy disfrutables como Girlfriend in a Coma y A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours, que me dan una vibra similar y son cortas. Quizá la más infravalorada sea I Started Something porque tiene más bajo puntaje que las mejores del disco, y en mi opinión merece estar a su altura. Ni qué decir de Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me, que puede ser tranquilamente la mejor canción de los Smiths, compitiéndole a otros de sus temas con buena letra y que también son considerados de sus mejores como Reel Around the Fountain o There is A Light that Never Goes Out.

Ya habrán unos 8 o 9 meses desde la primera vez que escuché este gran disco. Recuerdo que hace unos 5 o 6 estuve en mi mejor etapa y lo escuchaba todos los días en maratón de los Smiths. Pues en general es un disco notoriamente por debajo de sus obras maestras, que igual te hace rockear y tiene buenas canciones pop, sobre todo Girlfriend in a Coma.
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From 09/22/2021 21:37
First half excellent, second standard
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40/100
From 07/16/2020 22:22
I started something I couldn't finish; this album.
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100/100
From 03/19/2020 21:59
A truly phenomenal album, one of my favorites, and definitely my favorite of theirs. Favorite track- I started something
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From 08/26/2019 20:15
90/100

Not Bad but a little overrated based this have 85/100, some songs are overhyped

Least favourite album by the smiths
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From 04/09/2019 22:11
A atmosfera de suas músicas e as ironias de suas letras são fantásticas!
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60/100
From 03/13/2019 21:56
Least favorite studio album, but still okay (6/10)
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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
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Bad by Michael Jackson
7. Document by R.E.M.
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
10. Hysteria by Def Leppard
11. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
12. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
13. Substance by New Order
14. Kick by INXS
15. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
16. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
17. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
18. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
19. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
20. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
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