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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 history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,875 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1986 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
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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The Queen Is Dead rankings

The Queen Is Dead ratings

Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,875 votes)
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95/100
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63/100

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From elhenzo 07/17/2017 16:40
I went in expecting something great, I got something even better! Why didn't I listen to this earlier?
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80/100
From Pretender 07/15/2017 06:00
Definitely their most solid and complete album.
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95/100
From Egophobia 05/18/2017 12:26
Truly brilliant album!
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From LedZep 05/09/2017 17:43
One of the rare albums on which I've rated every track 90+. That's why the perfect 100 overall.
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From mbartley 05/06/2017 09:00
Why does it go so quiet at the start of the last track
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From Kuzh69 04/12/2017 07:59
Every song is mint, but I'll give "boy with a thorn" a very, very little edge
Over "there is a light" for my number one on this epic of one of my top
Ten albums of all time.
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From Komorebi-D 03/23/2017 08:17
One of the best albums ever conceived. Combining the best of Morrissey's voice, jangle instrumentation and lyrics the band had to offer. This truly could be the best for its decade.
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From Davy 03/12/2017 12:39
so much of a grower, it's unbelievable. Morrissey's cynical humour in combination with a strong rhythmic section and that catchy guitar works so well.
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From eliasproctor1 02/21/2017 15:54
Beautiful and the song writing is amazing. This is definitely one of my favorite albums.
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From Ben4 02/03/2017 21:39
I'm just starting to listen to The Smiths, so naturally I started with this album. And it is great. So many great songs. Cemetery Gates, The Boy with the Thorn in his Side, There is a Light That Never Goes out to name a few. Definitely looking forward to hearing more of this band's material.
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