The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead


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



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Alternative Press (USA) - Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95 (1995) 2
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 1
David Keenan, Sunday Herald (USA) - The 103 Best Albums Ever, Honest (2001) No Order
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 50
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 73
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 268
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 62
Jim Farber, NY Daily News (USA) - The 10 Best Albums of the 1980s (2014) 2
KCPR DJs (USA) - Top 100 Records from the 80s (2002) 14
Out (USA) - The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (2008) 6
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 2
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Albums of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 6
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 64
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 218
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 16
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 3
Spin (USA) - The 25 Greatest Albums of All Time (1989) 4
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 5
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 5
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 12
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 1
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (2006) 18
Hot Press (Ireland) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 30
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 1
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 10
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Albums of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 2
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 1
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 8
NME UK - The 60 Most Important Albums of NME's Lifetime (2012) No Order
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 27
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 8
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 3
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from 1980-2004 (2004) 8
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The Top 80 Albums from the '80s (1989) 40
Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 (UK) - One Album Added Each Week No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 28
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 37
The Times (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1993) 50
Time Out (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1989) 32
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 34
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 40
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 37
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 4
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 28
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 46
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 National and 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Slitz (Sweden) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1990) 43
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 9
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 68
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 4
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 38
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 4
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 2
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 20 Best Albums of All Time (2011) 8
RoRoRo Rock-Lexicon (Germany) - Most Recommended Albums (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 26
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Albums of 5 Decades (1997) 22
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 1
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 3
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 4
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1979-86 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 133
Florent Mazzolenni (France) - Introduction to an Ideal Rock Discography (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - The 100 Best Albums 1986-1996 (1996) 1
Nicolas Dupuy (France) - The 100 Best Rock Albums (2010) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Telerama (France) - 50 LPs in the History of Rock (2004) 48
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of 1980-86 (1987) 16
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 7
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 30
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 2
Alternative Melbourne (Australia) - The Top 100 Rock/Pop Albums (1996) 59
Cameron Adams (Australia) - 100 Must Have Albums (2013) 11-100
Courier-Mail (Australia) - 50 Defining Rock Albums (2005) 37
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 31
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
BigO (Singapore) - The 100 Best Albums from 1975 to 1995 (1995) 11
CDNOW (Japan) - 100 Essential Albums (2001?) 51
List by Japanese Critics - 100 Essential Albums (1998?) No Order
Yediot Ahonot (Israel) - Top 99 Albums of All Time (1999) 32
Epoca (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1988) 75
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Rockstar (Italy) - The 100 Albums of the 80s (1989) 29
Viceversa (Italy) - 100 Rock Albums (1996) 64
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 1
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
Showbizz (Brazil) - 100 CDs of All Time (1999) 96
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade B+
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 4 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 10
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 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 30
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 2
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 6
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
HUMO (Belgium) - Albums of the Year 5
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 39
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 21
Tip (Germany) - Albums of the Year 1


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