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The Smiths United Kingdom

The best album by The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 21 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 76,192.

The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 131,752.

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The Smiths best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,985 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:76,192
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,280 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,504
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,114 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,202
Rank in 1980s28Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:11,318
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  81/100 (860 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,829
Rank in 1980s36Overall Rank:288
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:5,283
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  83/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

The Sound Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2008Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2008:53Rank Score:811
Rank in 2000s544Overall Rank:2,524
Average Rating:  81/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1995:67Rank Score:603
Rank in 1990s613Overall Rank:3,132
Average Rating:  81/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1987:60Rank Score:438
Rank in 1980s638Overall Rank:4,065
Average Rating:  80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

The Very Best Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2001Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2001:158Rank Score:212
Rank in 2000s1,699Overall Rank:7,264
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 11

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

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1.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 94/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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2.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 92/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 90/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 89/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 89/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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12.Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.Girlfriend In A Coma
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Well I Wonder
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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15.Hand In Glove
(from the album The Smiths)
 88/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Frankly, Mr. Shankly
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 87/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.Still Ill
(from the album The Smiths)
 87/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.A Rush And A Push & The Land Is Ours
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 87/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Barbarism Begins At Home
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 87/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Nowhere Fast
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 86/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

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86/100 (from 397 votes)
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One of the few popular bands on this site that I truly "get".
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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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Despite Morrisey's questionable remarks, they are indie legends for a reason.
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The Smiths succeed despite Morrissey's obnoxiousness. Their top 4 albums are the ones I've heard (3 times each) and they are all within the top 5 of the year they were released. I'm only partially able to really get into this band because it's so homogeneous from song to song that it really seems like they had a struggle to fill up their discography up with albums where every song didn't sound identical to songs on every other album.

Their unique chords and guitar work are nice, and for sure they are often off on these songs doing really cool instrumental work and even occasionally interesting songwriting.

They consistently succeed in achieving their "sound" which is the double edged sword - because that sound is all you get for better or worse. If you don't like Morrissey's vocal style then don't even bother - because he doesn't change it - yes he is incessantly moaning throughout the entire discography.
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One of my favorite bands of all time
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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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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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A perfect band. Amazing voice, and probably the best song writer, ever, Morrissey. And also the legend- Johnny Marr on guitar. A perfect duo in their own rights. Not to forget Rourke or Joyce either. Only saddening thing is their lack of time together and shortage of music. Regardless, a perfect score from me.
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As close to perfection as you'll ever get.
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great band, the first indie band maybe?
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