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The Smiths

A seminal 80s British indie band, The Smiths were centered around the intensely creative songwriting duo Morrissey (vocals, lyrics) and Johnny Marr (guitar, piano, music). Commonly associated with depressed, student-types, the Smiths are not timeless but are instead rather representative of life in the Thatcherian England of the 80's. With bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce filling out the line-up, the Smiths released 4 studio albums between 1984 and their split in 1987 after Marr's departure. The Queen is Dead is uniformly recognised as their pinnacle, though the 198 ...read more

A seminal 80s British indie band, The Smiths were centered around the intensely creative songwriting duo Morrissey (vocals, lyrics) and Johnny Marr (guitar, piano, music). Commonly associated with depressed, student-types, the Smiths are not timeless but are instead rather representative of life in the Thatcherian England of the 80's. With bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce filling out the line-up, the Smiths released 4 studio albums between 1984 and their split in 1987 after Marr's departure. The Queen is Dead is uniformly recognised as their pinnacle, though the 1984 eponymous debut might have been fierce competition had it not been marred by lo-fi production. A live album, Rank was released post-humously in 1988; several greatest hits and singles collections were released throughout the 90's. « hide

Similar Bands: Echo And The Bunnymen, The Cure, Joy Division, Belle and Sebastian, Morrissey

LPs
Strangeways, Here We Come
1987

4
655 Votes
The Queen Is Dead
1986

4.5
1,681 Votes
Meat Is Murder
1985

3.9
868 Votes
The Smiths
1984

4.2
909 Votes
EPs
The Peel Sessions
1988

4.1
4 Votes
Live Albums
Rank
1988

3.6
101 Votes
Compilations
Complete
2011

4.7
35 Votes
Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals
2010

4.5
4 Votes
The Sound of The Smiths
2008

4.3
100 Votes
The Very Best of The Smiths
2001

3.8
74 Votes
Singles
1995

4.3
95 Votes
...Best
1992

4.5
5 Votes
Best...
1992

4.5
5 Votes
Stop Me
1988

4.7
3 Votes
Louder Than Bombs
1987

4.2
329 Votes
The World Won't Listen
1987

3.8
76 Votes
Hatful of Hollow
1984

4.4
471 Votes

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