The Queen Is Dead (studio album) by The Smiths
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Album of the year. 1986
such a masterpiece. There is a light that never goes out is one of the best songs ever made, and there are no skips on this album. Not top 20 of the best albums ever in my book, but veryy close.
The Smiths run of albums in such a short space of time was remarkable but this album is the jewel on the Queen's crown. One of the greatest indie album of all time, joyful, memorable and with some of the greatest songs written on a guitar it truly is a gem.
This is how a great album is made, nothing to add. Fantastic sound and lyrics.
A couple of songs which could be considered duds but otherwise the most beautiful and meaningful record to come out of the 80s, only rivalled by hatful of hollow imo.
To me it's very difficult to rank the Smiths' first three studio albums as they are all so strong, but the only reason The Queen Is Dead ranks lower than The Smiths and Meat Is Murder is because of the seemingly out-of-place jokey tracks Vicar In A Tutu (how can you sandwich this between two such utterly beautiful songs?) and Frankly Mr Shankly (although I don't mind this track in isolation) which do slightly ruin the flow of the album for me. The rest of the tracks are stellar and if it were an 8-track album I think it'd be 100/100 and in my top 3 for sure.
My highlights are Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others, There Is A Light and The Boy With The Thorn In His Side. I can't get enough of the guitar riff on Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - I don't know how Johnny Marr came up with that (and much to my frustration having tried myself how the hell he plays it live so perfectly).
Cheeky and lyrical, albeit musically dull.
One of the greatest, silliest, saltiest albums that have ever been made. "There is A Light That Never Goes Out" is one of the greatest songs of all time.
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Me cuesta mucho aguantar la voz de Morrissey.
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out es una gran canción, pero no es suficiente para subir la nota del disco
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