"I wear black on the outside, 'Cause black is how I feel on the inside"

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The Queen Is Dead (album) by The Smiths

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The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths (1986)
Overall rank: 21st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,299 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1986 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (21st)

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The Smiths bestography

The Queen Is Dead is ranked as the best album by The Smiths.

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Morrissey, Marr, Rourke, and Joyce reaching the pinnacle of 80s indie. What a pity their light *did* go out after the next album...
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From Montpejo
Standouts: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Bigmouth Strikes Again, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Least Favorites: Frankly, Mr. Shankly, Never Had No One Ever, Vicar In A Tutu
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What I can say that people haven't already said when It was released? As a millenial (I don't like this word but ok), I wasn't there to see then live or anything, but when you listen to this, you FEEL like you're in the 80s, or at least, how we percieve how It was back then. The feeling of loneliness, when you don't have much to do, spenting the day in bed, looking at the ceiling, wondering about the things happening that are never the way you want them to be. The other side of the coin is also retracted, the fearless sentiment of being young, of dying young, of cemetaries, the curiosity for death, for life, for going out with friends and not wanting to go home to stare at the ceiling again. "The Queen Is Dead" is one of those albums that is a painting of it's generation, a painting that we can see and aprecciate now, like we were there.
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From Aaron98
This is one of those albums where the second half is a lot better than the first, even though the first half is still a 10/10. The Queen is Dead isn't just great, it's one of the best albums I've ever heard. From the inflection of Morrissey's vocals, and the crisp instrumentation and production, every song flows so well, and feels like everything goes by so quickly, and not in a bad way. The Smith's are one of the best bands in the 80's, and while this is their best albums, all of their releases are pretty close to being on par with this. The Queen is Dead feels so focused, like they really want to bring out the best in them, on this album. Dis album a masta piece, den outta den.
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By far the best of the band's studio albums (and the others aren't shabby either), this is arguably the greatest indie rock album ever made.
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Top 3:
Bigmouth Strikes Again / The Boy With The Thorn In His Side / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Highlights:
The Queen Is Dead / Frankly Mr Shankly / Cemetery Gates / Vicar In A Tutu
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From imimesis
One of those albums that you have to come back to realize its brilliance, but certainly doesn't stand out as "Wow this is a freaking masterpiece for the ages." In fact, I may rate one or two of The Smiths other albums higher than this one.
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One of my favourite Smiths albums with some great songs and witty lyrics. I even bought a new Vinyl LP recently because the original got lost on the journey through my life.

Favorite tracks:

The Queen is Dead
Cemetry Gates
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy With The Thorn in his Side
There I A Light That Never Goes Out
Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

But it's a mixed bag because I don't really like "Vicar In A Tutu" and a lot of the A-Side tracks.

The 2017 Deluxe Edition has two extra CDs with demos and live versions. But I think the live performances on "Rank" are better and the only preferred demo track is "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others". (album rating: 67%)
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This album is my favorite album from the 80's without a doubt. Incredible lyrics and a very smooth flow throughout the album.
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