The Smiths
The Smiths


Parent genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 66
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 69
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 41
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 136
Neil Strauss (USA) - The 100 Most Influential Alternative Albums (1993) No Order
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008) 2
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 44
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 51
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 22
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 473
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 51
Spin (USA) - Ten Reasons Why We Wish SPIN had Started in 1984 (2005) 5
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 1
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
FACT (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2013) 20
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 54
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 94
NME (UK) - 20 Near-as-Damn-It Perfect Initial Efforts (1992) 10
NME (UK) - 40 Records That Captured the Moment 1952-91 (1992) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 72
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Debut Albums (2010) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 97
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 54
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 13
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1986) 65
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 12
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 73
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 42
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 21
Uncut (UK) - The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) 21
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 6
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 28
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 66
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 50
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Debut Albums (2006) 1
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 130
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 50
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007) No Order
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 1
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 876
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Discoplay (Spain) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 41
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 57
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 23
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 28
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Buscadero (Italy) - The 120 Best Albums of the 1980s (1989) No Order
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Jerzy Skarzynski (Poland) - Unforgettable Albums in Rock History (2004) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 33
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 4.5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B-
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 3 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 6
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 10
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 3 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
José Ramón Pardo (Spain) - The 1000 Best Pop-Rock Albums, Ratings 1-5 (1997) 4.5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7
End of Year Lists
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 22
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 8
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
Schlager (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 17
Rockerilla (Italy) - Albums of the Year 12


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