Singles (compilation album) by The Smiths

Singles by The Smiths
(Compilation album)
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 7,376th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 149 votes)
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Singles is ranked 8th best out of 15 albums by The Smiths on

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 17 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 42,484.

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81/100 (from 149 votes)
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From 08/20/2022 08:01
A great introduction to The Smiths or reminder of what made them great depending on how familiar you are with them
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From 02/10/2022 22:00
Usually when discovering bands I'm unfamiliar with I get one of their 'Greatest Hits' albums to check them out before moving onto the studio albums if I like what I hear. Hence being the case getting this. I always appreciate a band that has it's own unique style which is what I find here. It's good but I think this'll be enough for me personally.
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From 09/26/2014 12:44
A collection of all The Smiths singles. Not a bad song on the album, all certified classics.
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