The Smiths (studio album) by The Smiths

The Smiths
The Smiths by The Smiths
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 183rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,242 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (21st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (183rd)
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The Smiths bestography

The Smiths is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by The Smiths on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 19 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 49,414.

The Smiths album bestography « Higher ranked (19th) This album (183rd) Lower ranked (241st) »
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The Smiths track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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83/100 (from 1,242 votes)
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07/24/2020 18:24 Raddi27  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,08088/100

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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 83.0/100, a mean average of 81.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 07/09/2020 00:53
The music is pretty derivative of Joy Division, which is fine, but the vocals are so overbearing. I just can't. Hopefully their later stuff is more adventurous, because I can barely take this formulaic drivel for more than 40 minutes.
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85/100
From 04/19/2020 17:19
Highlights:

Reel Around The Fountain
Suffer Little Children
What Difference Does It Make?
Hand In Glove
Still Ill
You've Got Everything Now
Pretty Girls Make Graves
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From 03/21/2020 00:46
78/100

Es un notable debut, las letras son mucho más profundas de lo normal, pero noto un desbalance en la mezcla de sonido. Los buenos arreglos musicales quedan en ultimo plano ante una tediosa voz, de naturaleza egocéntrica.
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90/100
From 02/19/2020 02:56
amazing debut
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70/100
From 09/23/2019 18:44
Really good album.

Favorites: Reel Around The Fountain; You've Got Everything Now; This Charming Man; Still Ill; Hand In Glove; What Difference Does It Make?
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95/100
From 08/08/2019 17:21
90/100

Great debut, all songs are very good except 3 after "You've Got Everything Now", very chill album, with controversial theme
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From 03/21/2019 15:02
Overall: 9.1

Top Tracks: "Reel Around the Fountain", "This Charming Man", "Suffer Little Children"
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65/100
From 03/09/2019 15:20
Best track: "Reel Around The Fountain"
Weakest track: "I Don't Owe You Anything"
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90/100
From 02/17/2019 20:03
Obra que marcou a década e influenciou o rock atual.
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80/100
From 12/19/2018 17:48
A great album through and through. The way the songs going from energetic to soft and solemn is seamless. Typical pop song structure is thrown out the window many times on the album making for more interesting listening and the lyrics are daring. I'm a big fan of the combination of the electric and acoustic guitars and, of course, Morrisey's delivery. Favorite songs: You've Got Everything Now, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, This Charming Man, Hand in Glove
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