The Smiths United Kingdom

The best album credited to The Smiths is The Queen Is Dead which is ranked number 19 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 43,417.

The Smiths is ranked number 12 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 78,902.

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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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1995
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176
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1988
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Total albums: 15. 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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 9 0%
1990s 3 0%
2000s 2 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 6 40%
Yes 9 60%
Live? Albums %
No 14 93%
Yes 1 7%

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: 92 (507 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 92 (773 votes)Comments: 11
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 92 (398 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 90 (699 votes)Comments: 13
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 90 (692 votes)Comments: 10
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(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
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Rating: 90 (266 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 90 (320 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 89 (364 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album The Smiths)
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Rating: 89 (391 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album The Smiths)
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Rating: 89 (306 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 89 (199 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
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Rating: 88 (264 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Meat Is Murder)
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Rating: 88 (281 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 425 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 87.1/100, a mean average of 85.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.9.

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The Smiths comments

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From 02/17/2022 11:04
Incredible band. Marr's genius on guitar and Morrissey's melancholy lyrics - it's a perfect storm. Shame we only got 4 studio albums but what a legacy they have left.
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From 02/03/2022 21:36
Hell yeah!
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From 10/04/2021 23:23
Rediscovering this band and oh boy, I forgot just how good they were - hardly a bad song in their career, a product both of their immense talent and their short lifespan. On top of that, they were one of the most important bands in my formative years as a music fan. As with many of my early discoveries, my dad introduced them to me, and as an introverted and bookish teen, Morrissey's lyrics spoke to me deeply, while Marr was one of my biggest influences as a guitar player and composer. It's a shame that Morrissey has only gotten more jaundiced, but it hasn't affected his music very much (at least in the case of the Smiths - not as familiar with his solo work). These guys are still one of the greatest bands of all time, in my opinion - but then, I am biased.

P.S. Shout-out to Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, who often go under-appreciated and unmentioned but provided a solid foundation for the band. Rourke's bass lines were often really melodic and catchy, while also providing a great rhythmic bounce, while Joyce, though unflashy, played with a lot of power and always provided just what was needed for the song.
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From 05/13/2021 13:09
a bit too banal for my tastes...but really nice melodies and guitar work...
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From 06/13/2020 17:43
Good band from the 80s with my favorite album the queen is dead in my top 10.
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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 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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