The Queen Is Dead (studio album) by The Smiths

The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 19th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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88/100 (from 2,592 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1986 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (19th)
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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 86.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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From 04/15/2021 18:58
Much has been said about Smiths songs as being depressing, however most frequently I find Morrissey’s tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Witty, hyperbolic yet still thought provoking.
Great songs from start to finish, make for an album I just can’t bring myself to pause it while its on
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From 04/07/2021 03:53
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Exactamente 90 de puntaje. Uno de mis albums favoritos, top 3 por seguro. Mis tres favoritas son I Know It's Over, The Boy with the Thorn in his Side y There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. La escuché por primera vez allá por el 2019 y me quedé impresionado con la profundidad de las letras. Este es el tipo de canciones que me gustan. Letras elaboradas, y melodías y música bien producidas. La voz de Morrissey lo es todo. No hay nada que pueda decir que enfatice lo mucho que adoro este album y que, en mi opinión, merece más reconocimiento.
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From 03/21/2021 11:29
Grande clássico, genial! A guitarra sempre ótima!
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From 01/24/2021 19:52
Even though I wasn't even born when this came out, it happened to be the first album I ever bought. At this point, I can safely say it's been a fine choice.
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From 12/04/2020 18:48
one of the greatest albums ever
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From 10/22/2020 11:22
I lost my original vinyl of this in the late 80s and just recently picked up the CD reissue of it at Barnes and Noble. It was featured above the CD racks as I happened upon it and I said, "oh yeah, gettin' this one back". Very interesting album. The 80s will never be topped.
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Quite potentially the best album ever, at least the best album of the '80s
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Their best release. I particularly like the parts where Morrissey decides to shut the fuck up.
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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
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11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
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17. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
18. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
19. Brotherhood by New Order
20. Atomizer by Big Black
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