The Smiths (studio album) by The Smiths

The Smiths
The Smiths by The Smiths
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 189th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,306 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (22nd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (189th)
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THE SMITHS Old Guard BBC Tapes Volume Two LP Vinyl Import Vol. 2 NEW SEALED
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The Smiths - The Peel Sessions - Strange Fruit - 1983 #756384
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MORRISSEY (the Smiths) California Son LP (2018) New Sealed Vinyl
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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 47,360.

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The Smiths/Morrissey tribute with Maladjusted
The Mixx, Pasadena, United States. United States
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Caligula Blushed - Smiths / Morrissey Tribute
Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, United States. United States
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Sweet and Tender Hooligans - A Tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths
Music Box, San Diego, United States. United States
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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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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,306 votes)
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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 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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85/100
From 04/20/2021 03:38
Quite a debut. It really introduced everyone to The Smiths, although for me it didn't age as much as their other records. I really liked Meat is Murder better. But, overall 85/100.
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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 02/19/2020 02:56
amazing debut
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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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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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Overall: 9.1

Top Tracks: "Reel Around the Fountain", "This Charming Man", "Suffer Little Children"
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From 03/09/2019 15:20
Best track: "Reel Around The Fountain"
Weakest track: "I Don't Owe You Anything"
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From 02/17/2019 20:03
Obra que marcou a década e influenciou o rock atual.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
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9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
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11. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
12. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
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14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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