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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 1,990 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 ratings

Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,990 votes)
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12/09/2017 18:45
79/100

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95/100
From Medelsvensson 12/01/2017 14:48
Amazing album. Comes in second after Meat is Murder which is just abit more consistent, but this has greater peaks than that album, including their best songs.
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From romanmonts 11/19/2017 19:16
95/100
Top tracks: I know it's over, Franky mr. shankly, There is a light that never goes out
Some girls are bigger than others is trash
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90/100
From Gageham36 09/19/2017 04:30
One of the quintessential albums of all time, from the compositions of Johnny Marr, the lyrics and voice of Morrisey, and the overall mystic of The Smiths make this a timeless album. Impeccable production quality, 110% effort on every song, their heart and soul on every song.
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100/100
From Cosmo 09/13/2017 21:43
My alltime favorite album...

Morrissey's crooning beautifully straddles the line between a genuine hopeless romantic narrative and a funny satirical outlook on human existence. It perfectly suits Marr's gorgeous and timeless guitar constructions. There have been better records, but none that have impacted me like this.

Between the lyrics and the beautiful compositions, owning this record through adolescence was like having a friend who understood exactly how I felt about having a place in the world as a young, confused kid fresh out of high school.
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Rating:  
80/100
From Brad1770 08/26/2017 07:13
In 1986 I fell in love with 2 Albums & listened to them on loop . The first was Psycocandy and the second was The Queen Is Dead . I remember the incredible video clip for the title track with its psychedelic acid trip tone . I always loved The Smiths and this album would confirm I would do so for the rest of my days.
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85/100
From Brandon8 08/18/2017 19:05
I think this is a good album but it's overrated on this site. There isn't that one song or songs that grab me. How Soon is Now? Panic, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want are those type of songs. I don't see it here.
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5/100
From Transmute 07/31/2017 15:06
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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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100/100
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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