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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 75,324.

The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 130,698.

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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Queen Is DeadUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1986Appears in:1,956 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:75,324
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,236 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,415
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,086 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 1985:3Rank Score:12,170
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:574 charts
Rank in 1987:4Rank Score:11,259
Rank in 1980s32Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:9,914
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:279
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (737 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:5,226
Rank in 1980s70Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  83/100 (500 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 2008:52Rank Score:812
Rank in 2000s540Overall Rank:2,496
Average Rating:  81/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1995:67Rank Score:602
Rank in 1990s619Overall Rank:3,117
Average Rating:  81/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1987:63Rank Score:421
Rank in 1980s655Overall Rank:4,159
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 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 2001:154Rank Score:212
Rank in 2000s1,686Overall Rank:7,168
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 (804 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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2.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 92/100 (619 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 (594 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (556 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 (570 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 89/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 89/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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11.Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Girlfriend In A Coma
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Well I Wonder
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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15.Hand In Glove
(from the album The Smiths)
 88/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.Frankly, Mr. Shankly
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 87/100 (548 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.Still Ill
(from the album The Smiths)
 87/100 (234 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 (191 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Barbarism Begins At Home
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 87/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Nowhere Fast
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 86/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 389 votes)
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From briands1993 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 kingofstorm 11/30/2018 04:31
Despite Morrisey's questionable remarks, they are indie legends for a reason.
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From corenfro 09/17/2018 21:21
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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From pjohnsongolf 08/04/2018 06:35
One of my favorite bands of all time
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From DaVGManiac 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 willandthemix 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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From AskGreni 02/27/2018 01:03
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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From Crumpet 01/24/2018 13:30
As close to perfection as you'll ever get.
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Rating:  
80/100
From guilhermesoi 01/09/2018 17:30
great band, the first indie band maybe?
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Rating:  
90/100
From tmbarnes8 12/21/2017 01:23
They perfected the type of pop rock they set out to make, their songs always sound masterfully crafted and ingenious, yet all noticeably different from one another, like the Beatles or Abba.
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