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The best album credited to The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 18 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 49,397.

The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 87,332.

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The Smiths best albums

The following albums by The Smiths are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1986
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49,395
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1984
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10,262
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1985
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8,241
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1987
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7,688
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1984
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7,166
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1987
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3,549
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1987
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294
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1995
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242
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2008
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181
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1988
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159
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Total albums: 14. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The Smiths.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Smiths best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 93 (433 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 92 (327 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 92 (691 votes)Comments: 10
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 90 (631 votes)Comments: 12
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 90 (620 votes)Comments: 10
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 89 (317 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album The Smiths)
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Rating: 89 (342 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Smiths)
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Rating: 89 (275 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 89 (260 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 88 (159 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 88 (225 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 88 (246 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)

The Smiths ratings

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87/100 (from 408 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 86.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 87.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.1.

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From 06/12/2019 03:32
Some of the comments here..."Morrissey may be an awful person...", "Despite Morrisey's questionable remarks", "The Smiths succeed despite Morrissey's obnoxiousness".. etc...

Such comments come across as nothing more than insincere virtue signalling. The Guardian would be so proud of you... if they cared.
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From 04/21/2019 23:43
Morrissey may be an awful person, but damn if he isn't a fantastic poet. In conjunction with Johnny Marr, the Smiths were destined to make classics.
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From 04/15/2019 17:43
The Smiths 8/10 (Great)
Meat is Murder 7/10 (Good)
The Queen is Dead 9/10 (Awesome)
Strangeways, Here We Come 6/10 (OK)
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From 01/19/2019 13:49
One of the few popular bands on this site that I truly "get".
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From 01/08/2019 19:04
Simply put, the best band of the 80's, top 10 of all time. They are the most influential act since David Bowie and before Nirvana. All that has come after them owes a lot to their sound.
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From 11/30/2018 04:31
Despite Morrisey's questionable remarks, they are indie legends for a reason.
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From 09/17/2018 21:21
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From 08/04/2018 06:35
One of my favorite bands of all time
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From 07/12/2018 12:12
Not sure why, but it actually took me quite a few listens until I’ve realized that this band was absolutely amazing. It’s unbelievable how much these guys have accomplished in only 5 years. All of their albums are equally mind-blowing, including the compilations. They’ve also managed to end their career on a high note, something that few artists are capable of doing. These are the reasons why The Smiths became my personal favourite band of All Time. 80s night music at its finest!
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From 04/14/2018 01:10
One of many great Manchester bands. Very original and creative and in my top 3 favourites. The queen is dead is a flawless album and they have so many great songs. Favourites: There Is A Light, Heaven knows, Girlfriend in a coma, cemetry gates
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Strangeways, Here We Come
3. The Smiths
4. Meat Is Murder
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