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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 64,620.

The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 110,241.

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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:1,603 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:64,610
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,803 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,064
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:499 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,129
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  82/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:9,325
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  81/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:7,851
Rank in 1980s38Overall Rank:297
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,137
Rank in 1980s72Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  82/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

The Sound Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2008Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2008:43Rank Score:765
Rank in 2000s508Overall Rank:2,255
Average Rating:  81/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:59Rank Score:611
Rank in 1990s540Overall Rank:2,681
Average Rating:  81/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1987:79Rank Score:245
Rank in 1980s855Overall Rank:5,437
Average Rating:  80/100 (129 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:5 charts
Rank in 2001:138Rank Score:213
Rank in 2000s1,510Overall Rank:6,073
Average Rating:  80/100 (62 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)
 93/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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2.This Charming Man
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 92/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 92/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The Very Best Of The Smiths)
 91/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.How Soon Is Now?
(from the album The Sound Of The Smiths)
 91/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
(from the album The World Won't Listen)
 91/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 91/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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11.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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12.The Queen Is Dead (Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Medley))
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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13.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.William, It Was Really Nothing
(from the album Hatful Of Hollow)
 89/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.Panic
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 89/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Asleep
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
(from the album Louder Than Bombs)
 88/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 315 votes)
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85/100
From slurpdurp 01/20/2017 18:06
They helped influence rock bands to continue after the hair-metal dominated 80s. Their legacy is visible in most of the great rock music today.
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50/100
From Liedzeit 01/07/2017 17:16
Is there any reason why one should not be allowed to dislike this band? I really would like to like them if for no other reason than the fact that Morrissey is a Sparks fan. Unfortunately I do not. A couple of their singles are quite nice, but to work thru an entire LP is hard work for me.
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From chamberlain89 01/07/2017 03:17
Possibly the greatest lyrics of all time. Great guitar/ bass playing, with a very competent drummer. Awesome band!
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From cuzIsed 01/04/2017 10:47
Marr - plain brilliant
Moz - the singular vocal-/lyricist who can make one literally lol.
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Rating:  
100/100
From dogieboy6 08/13/2016 19:07
Somebody once described this band to me as "dance-able depression" while I was sitting in a coffee-shop where they were playing on the radio. I fell in love with them there and they've only improved on every listen ever since.
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Rating:  
80/100
From albumceleste 08/02/2016 04:45
One of the best songwriting "teams" IMO. Morrisey is an unique singer and Marr is a giant arranging songs.
They have above all this one great feature: their worst songs are still a 7, there is no garbage.
On the other side besides "how soon is now" their music tends to sound more or less alike. They have this sort of 4 or 5 type of songs template and until you're not familiar with the unique differences between the particular tunes they could sound monotonous.


This is one of my favourite bands no questions.
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Rating:  
80/100
From NoeSSS 07/25/2016 00:11
Like this because ... Morrissey
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95/100
From Deckiller 06/08/2016 02:04
They legit are in contention for the greatest band, I think.
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55/100
From gon2bed 05/19/2016 17:37
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From Deckiller 05/14/2016 01:19
This band just grows on you more and more.
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