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

Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 261st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Strangeways, Here We Come is ranked 5th best out of 15 albums by The Smiths on

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 45,519.

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From 11/26/2021 04:14

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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From 07/16/2020 22:22
I started something I couldn't finish; this album.
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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

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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From 03/13/2019 21:56
Least favorite studio album, but still okay (6/10)
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From 11/29/2018 21:51
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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From 10/30/2018 21:18
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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From 04/28/2018 11:13
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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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. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
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. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
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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