Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

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Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:52 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be Radiohead's OK Computer.

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

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http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2012

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The Queen is Dead track listing:
1. The Queen is Dead
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
8. Vicar in a Tutu
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:53 pm

1. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
2. Bigmouth Strikes Again
3. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
4. The Queen is Dead
5. Cemetry Gates
6. I Know It's Over
7. Never Had No One Ever
8. Frankly Mr. Shankly
9. Vicar in a Tutu
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Pierre » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:00 pm

6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
5. Cemetry Gates
1. The Queen Is Dead
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
4. Never Had No One Ever
3. I Know It's Over
8. Vicar in a Tutu
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

Strangely, that's an easy album to rank for me. The fact is, I absolutely love this album and I've listened to it so many times that I have a perfectly clear idea of which tracks I like the most. I think I will never get tired of listening to the first six songs in my ranking.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Honorio » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:21 pm

9. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
3. I Know It's Over
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
5. Cemetry Gates
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
1. The Queen Is Dead
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu
4. Never Had No One Ever

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby slick » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:11 pm

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
4. Never Had No One Ever
1. The Queen is Dead
3. I Know It's Over
5. Cemetry Gates
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby DaveC » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:58 pm

3. I Know It's Over
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
5. Cemetry Gates
4. Never Had No One Ever
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu
1. The Queen is Dead
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby PlasticRam » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:20 pm

5. Cemetry Gates
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
1. The Queen is Dead
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
8. Vicar in a Tutu
4. Never Had No One Ever
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Maschine_Man » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:32 am

#4 All time. One of two albums (this and Doolittle) I strongly associate with my mother and her influence on my musical taste as a child. They are albums we would listen to in the car, at home on RAGE. They have been with me my entire life - I remember I would listen to my now favorite song, Frankly Mr. Shankly, on repeat.

This being said I think Strangeways is probably the better album of the two, but Queen has so much memory attached to it, it gets a massive boost.

This is the system I use, the score is out of 30 (15 is an average song, 20 is good and 25+ are great)

28. Frankly Mr. Shankly
26. The Queen is Dead
26. Vicar in a Tutu
26. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
26. Bigmouth Strikes Again
21. Cemetry Gates
21, Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
20. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
19. I Know It's Over
18. Never Had No One Ever

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby chevisan » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:11 am

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
3. I Know It's Over
1. The Queen is Dead
5. Cemetry Gates
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
4. Never Had No One Ever
8. Vicar in a Tutu


PD: I tought "I Know It's Over" would be more popular. That song is so honest and soulful (the most soulful moment of the album alongside "There is a Light That Never Goes Out").

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Henry » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:16 am

6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
4. Never Had No One Ever
5. Cemetry Gates
1. The Queen is Dead
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
3. I Know It's Over
8. Vicar in a Tutu
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby luvulongTIM » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:56 am

5. Cemetery Gates
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
7. The Boy with a Thorn on His Side
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
8. Vicar in a Tutu
6. Big Mouth Strikes Again
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
1. The Queen is Dead
3. I Know Its Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Ulysses » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:45 am

1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
2. The Queen Is Dead
3. Bigmouth Strikes Again
4. Cemetery Gates
5. I Know It's Over
6. Never Had No One Ever
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
8. Frankly, Mr. Shankly
9. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
10. Vicar In A Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby whuntva » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:43 pm

Gosh, my Top 100 is predictable. This was a hard one as I like most of the tracks equally.

There is a Light that Never Goes Out
The Queen is Dead
Cemetery Gates
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Frankly, Mr Shankly
The Boy the Thorn in his Side
I Know It's Over
Some Girls are Bigger than Others
Vicar in a Tutu
Never Had no One Ever
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Chris K. » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:33 am

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
1. The Queen is Dead
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
5. Cemetry Gates
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby notbrianeno » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:49 am

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
1. The Queen is Dead
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu
3. I Know It's Over
5. Cemetry Gates
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
4. Never Had No One Ever
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:37 am

5. Cemetry Gates
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
1. The Queen is Dead
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby jamieW » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:12 am

6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
1. The Queen is Dead
5. Cemetry Gates
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Toni » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:19 am

1. Cemetry Gates
2. The Queen is Dead
3. Bigmouth Strikes Again
4. I Know It's Over
5. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
6. Frankly Mr. Shankly
7. Never Had No One Ever
8. Vicar in a Tutu
9. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
10. There is a Light That Never Goes Out

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Romain » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:46 pm

I'm not really a fan of The Smith...and God know I love British music.
To be honest, I found this album a little bit boring.

10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
4. Never Had No One Ever
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
3. I Know It's Over
1. The Queen is Dead
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
8. Vicar in a Tutu
5. Cemetry Gates
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:19 pm

7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
5. Cemetry Gates
8. Vicar in a Tutu
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
3. I Know It's Over
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
4. Never Had No One Ever
1. The Queen is Dead

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Postby Live in Phoenix » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:30 am

1. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
2. The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
3. Vicar in a Tutu
4. Bigmouth Strikes Again
5. Cemetry Gates
6. I Know It's Over
7. The Queen Is Dead
8. Frankly Mr. Shankly
9. Never Had No One Ever
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Listyguy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:22 pm

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
1. The Queen is Dead
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
5. Cemetry Gates
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
3. I Know It's Over
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
4. Never Had No One Ever
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby krendler » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:48 am

09 | There is a Light That Never Goes Out
06 | Bigmouth Strikes Again
07 | The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
05 | Cemetry Gates
01 | The Queen is Dead
02 | Frankly Mr. Shankly
03 | I Know It's Over
10 | Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
08 | Vicar in a Tutu
04 | Never Had No One Ever

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby bootsy » Thu May 18, 2017 2:27 am

9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
1. The Queen is Dead
3. I Know It's Over
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
4. Never Had No One Ever
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
5. Cemetry Gates
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:11 am

"Take me out tonight. Because I want to see people and I want to see lights."

01 | There is a Light That Never Goes Out
02 | The Queen is Dead
03 | Bigmouth Strikes Again
04 | Frankly Mr. Shankly
05 | Cemetery Gates
06 | Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
07 | The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
08 | Vicar in a Tutu
09 | I Know It's Over
10 | Never Had No One Ever
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby Moonbeam » Sun May 13, 2018 10:51 am

3. I Know It's Over
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
4. Never Had No One Ever
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
1. The Queen is Dead
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
5. Cemetry Gates
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
8. Vicar in a Tutu

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Smiths' The Queen is Dead

Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:19 am

6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
9. There is a Light That Never Goes Out
1. The Queen is Dead
2. Frankly Mr. Shankly
5. Cemetry Gates
8. Vicar in a Tutu
3. I Know It's Over
4. Never Had No One Ever
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
10. Some Girls are Bigger Than Others
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