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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 66,205.

The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 113,356.

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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:1,655 charts
Rank in 1986:1Rank Score:66,205
Rank in 1980s2Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,855 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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2.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:592 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:12,374
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (885 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Meat Is MurderUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1985Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1985:4Rank Score:10,539
Rank in 1980s29Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Strangeways, Here We ComeUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1987:3Rank Score:9,507
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:8,204
Rank in 1980s37Overall Rank:289
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Louder Than Bombs
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1987:8Rank Score:4,312
Rank in 1980s71Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

The Sound Of The Smiths
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:2008Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2008:48Rank Score:760
Rank in 2000s526Overall Rank:2,316
Average Rating:  81/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Singles
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:611
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,723
Average Rating:  81/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.

The World Won't Listen
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1987Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1987:67Rank Score:336
Rank in 1980s702Overall Rank:4,345
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 2001:145Rank Score:213
Rank in 2000s1,531Overall Rank:6,186
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)
 94/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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2.Bigmouth Strikes Again
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 92/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 91/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.I Know It's Over
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.Cemetry Gates
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 90/100 (449 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)
 89/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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7.Reel Around The Fountain
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.What Difference Does It Make?
(from the album The Smiths)
 89/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.The Headmaster Ritual
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 88/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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12.Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 88/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Hand In Glove
(from the album The Smiths)
 88/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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14.Frankly, Mr. Shankly
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 87/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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15.Girlfriend In A Coma
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 87/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Still Ill
(from the album The Smiths)
 87/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.Well I Wonder
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 87/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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18.A Rush And A Push & The Land Is Ours
(from the album Strangeways, Here We Come)
 87/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Barbarism Begins At Home
(from the album Meat Is Murder)
 86/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
(from the album The Queen Is Dead)
 86/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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The Smiths ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 324 votes)
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95/100
06/20/2017 05:30
66/100
 
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06/02/2017 14:44
88/100
 
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94/100
 
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From LedZep 05/31/2017 13:58
Johnny Marr is the real legend here.
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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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95/100
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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Rating:  
85/100
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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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
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