The Queen Is Dead (studio album) by The Smiths

The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 18th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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88/100 (from 2,682 votes)
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Award Best album of 1986 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (18th)
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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 87.8/100, a mean average of 86.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 04/27/2022 12:21
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Album of the year. 1986
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From 04/20/2022 09:30
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.
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From 04/12/2022 08:39
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.
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From 02/10/2022 13:12
This is how a great album is made, nothing to add. Fantastic sound and lyrics.
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From 01/17/2022 00:11
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.
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From 12/25/2021 15:03
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).
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From 11/09/2021 01:09
Cheeky and lyrical, albeit musically dull.
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From 11/02/2021 18:57
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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From 08/27/2021 12:12
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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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
16. Invisible Touch by Genesis
17. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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