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Strangeways, Here We Come

The Smiths

1987

Strangeways, Here We Come

Album Summary

Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by English rock band the Smiths. It was released on 28 September 1987 by Rough Trade Records, several months after the group had disbanded. All of the songs were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey. Rolling Stone said the record "stands as one of their best and most varied". Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 69 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s", writing that "Whether or not Strangeways, Here We Come ended the Smiths' brief career with their best album has been the subject of considerable debate for nearly a quarter century, but it definitively stands as the band's most lush, richest work."The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying in the chart for 17 weeks. The album also became an international success, peaking at number 16 in the European Albums Chart; from sales covering the 18 major European countries, staying in that chart for nine weeks. The album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry on 1 October 1987 and also by the Recording Industry Association of America on 19 September 1990.

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Rating

3.53

Votes

5042

Genres

  • New Wave
  • Post Punk
  • Indie
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Every moment I hear Morrissey makes every bone in my body go in to attack mode and it upsets me

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Jangle Pop wankery. Sounds like an expensive 4track cassette demo, and i will never understand people's obsession with Morissey. Even Johnny Marr couldnt save this mess, and if this is heralded as the BEST Smiths record, I shudder to imagine what the other ones sound like. No standout tracks. Id give it zero stars if I could.

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5

Really good! Not what I expected. Is this New Wave ?

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5

I don't want to sound hyperbolic, but I think I regret the years I spent hating on The Smiths more than I regret some of the bad relationships I've had.

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5

Was never really a Smiths fan, but now I can appreciate the musicality of the band. I still think that Morrisey is one of most overated singers of all time though.

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5

know it backwards, grew up with it and love it

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5

I love this album. Great guitar lines and riffs, drum fills, orchestration and production, and interesting lyrics. Flows well from beginning to end noting their influence on future britpop bands and their own 60s influences, I love this album.

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5

A fantastic album, from the vocals to the layered instrumentation everything fits together so well. Truly ahead of its time and certainly laid the groundwork for countless musicians to follow.

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5

About bloody time. The final studio album from the greatest band of the 80s. The marriage of Marr's riffs and Morrissey's lyrics here are some of their best. Its probably my second favorite Smiths album after queen is dead. But there was a happiness when it popped up this morning that only a truly great album can give you. No Skips on this one. Maybe it could be argued that the last two tracks aren't quite up with the soaring heights of the rest of the album but its getting a 5 anyway from me. 5/5

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5

Fantastic way to end an all too short run.

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5

Moz is an asshole, just getting that out of the way upfront. But he’s not w/o talent, and incredible wordplay. Plus Johnny Marr is amazing. Going into this w/ fresh ears. I always found the Smiths interesting in that they seemed to exist like New Order, where their singles were huge, but didn’t appear on the albums. And yet the albums were amazing and sold very well. That’s a fascinating, I guess, strategy? It only works b/c even the non-“radio hits” are just incredible. I saw Morrisey live at Riot Fest in 2016. He managed to convince a major festival in Chicago to stop selling sausages and other meat products about an hour before his set, or I guess he wouldn’t go on. He played 45 minutes of weird YouTube clips before he took the stage. His voice still sounds great, but fuck that guy. Smiths are always 5, regardless of his bullshit. I might not be so kind to his solo albums ( though I’ve heard good things about the first few). Whatever, this is a music review site, so I’ll review the album, not just politics. But FUCK his politics. Sorry ass bastard, he sounds like someone that’s never been laid

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5

One of the greatest album titles of all time and unlike many other albums, something truly unique. "Stop me if you've heard this one before" is all time classic material but "Girlfriend in a coma" is Moz and Marr at their bleak, melancholy best.

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5

I already knew and enjoyed a couple songs by The Smiths, but none of them are on this album. Regardless, I enjoyed the whole album a lot. It's just really nice and relaxing in a good, mellow, quality darkish synth-pop way. After it finished, I gave it a second spin right after. Great for an otherwise stressful day.

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5

Every song is great and about half of them are perfect. The Smiths can never be 'cancelled'.

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5

I love "The Queen Is Dead" as much as everyone else but this is their best album. Also fuck Morrissey

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5

A fine swansong for the best band of the 1980s. well the best band from the 1980s that comes from Manchester anyway...

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Strangeways is a great description to this album. I like the sound of each song and they focus on very interesting topics, like hoping your girlfriend will wake from a coma.

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Love The Smiths, but fuck Morrisey's stupid ass. Great album.

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I discovered The Smiths by youtube recommendations, so I had no expectations going in. I loved them from the start. From Morrisey's insecure vocals to the introspective lyrics that cover social themes that we can all relate to. Absolutely love the rock sound that is not overbearing, leaves room for the vocals to take lead, and varies with each song to provide a unique experience. Of all The Smiths albums, this last one is their best produced piece that demonstrates their variation and talent. All the songs are great, but I did prefer songs from the rest of their catalogue that dive deeper into the narrator's conflicted emotions.

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Same review as the last Smiths album: I really do love the Smiths. I find them very nostalgic for my teenage years. This is a great album with some bangers. Only lost a star because Morrissey is a c*nt.

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One of those bands I knew I should listen to because of all the later ones they influenced. Excellent early alt/new wave with lyrics that inspire pop-punk and emo 20 years later

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Well, turns out I don't like the smiths. at least now i know

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Un énième album de Morrissey et de ses godiches de potes. Si le côté musical passe encore, le propos général est sensiblement le même qu'à chaque fois. Et vas-y qu'au fond tout le monde préfère sa propre race, et vas-y que j'arbore un badge pour un parti d'extrême droite, et vas-y que j'agite un drapeau britannique devant un décor évoquant le nazisme... Rien de nouveau sous le soleil.

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Momma didn't feel it tbh

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It's ok. I just can't stand Morrisey

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I hate the smiths

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Tedious indie drone

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Depressing as always.

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5

Still wonderful...

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5

So. Fucking. Good.

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5

Not my favorite album but it's still the smiths

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5

Melancholy, Morrissey has such a haunting voice.

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5

Excellent album, all songs are gold. 10/10 album!

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5

Classic.

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G

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5

Con los Smiths me pasa esto de que me gustan cuando los escucho, pero no los escucho tanto. Quizá de repente sí bajonean, pero qué bonito suenan. La voz de Morrissey siempre me ha gustado mucho. Acá me gustan mucho "Death of a Disco Dancer" y "Unhappy Birthday", aunque no tengo skips. La canción final suena a una buena despedida y se agradece mucho que la música y las letras sean igualmente buenazas. 10/10

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5

I grew up on the queen is dead. I didn't get a copy of this until I was an adult. I remember not liking it much on my first listen, but it quickly grew on me. Death of a Disco dancer is such a perfect song for our times. Girlfriend in a coma is hilarious. If you've ever been in a toxic relationship, this song will hit way too close to home.

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5

Always been a Smith's fan, never listened to an album though, just the hits. Enjoyed hearing this.

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5

Mooi album, leuk om eens een hele plaat te draaien, want normaal gesproken beperk ik me tot de hitjes...

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5

Love this era of music

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5

William, it was really something

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5

i have always want to be a manic pixie girl! not as good as their earlier album though. not sure why this one was selected as a representation of The Smiths

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5

Favourite song: I started something I couldn’t finish

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5

I love this album!!

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Morrissey ist ein Arschloch, aber die Musik seiner Band 10/10

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5

So good

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5/5 - loved it

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AMAZING! Where have I been in this world without The Smiths?

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5

Loved it. Never heard it before.

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5

So so good. Loved girlfriend in a coma. The depressing musical start to Last Night I Dreamt That SomEbody loved me was fuckinnsick

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5

Up there in the top two best smiths albums… which makes this an automatic 5*

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5

9 septembrie// lucram la prezentarea nutriento

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5

I enjoyed this album so much , I listened to the Queen is dead after

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5

I listened to this a few months ago on a recommendation from a friend and thought it was great then. I enjoyed it even more this time through. I struggle to pick a favorite track because I really enjoyed all of them and each one stands up well on its own. Maybe "Girlfriend in a Coma," which is ironic because I singled it out as an oddball the first time. I like this more than I remember liking The Queen is Dead (which is also fantastic) probably due to being not quite so dark overall.

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5

Listed to it all day. Fab.

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5

So cooooool

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5

This really is a fantastic album. I'm kinda tempted to deduct a star because Morrissey is such a prat, but that hardly seems fair. Fave track - "Girlfriend in a Coma" maybe, on this listen through. I could honestly go with a different track each time, though - about three quarters of them are candidates....

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5

I used to be obsessed with this album. Obseeeeesed. I also used to be obsessed with the boy who introduced me to The Smiths, but eventually The Smiths became more important to me than he. Strangeways isn't even their best album, but perhaps it's their most fully realised, a wholly conceived album rather than a collection of song. A band on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I've generally given up on Los Smiths due to Morrissey being problematic, but he is but one quarter of the group so I am happy to revisit their charms from time to time. So let's praise Johnny Marr's guitar and the melodic suburban drama. The best song is "Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before".

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No soy parcial con los Smiths. Fue la primera música no comercial que empezó a gustarme. Los Smiths, Simple Mind y los Housemartins. De este disco en que ya iban desvaneciéndose recomiendo casi todo. Su hit "Girlfriend in a coma" o "I won't share you". Para mí es un 5 estrellas de arriba a abajo.

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5

Love the Smiths!

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5

Sum is greater than smiths individuals. Marr really pulls it together

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5

Ok. That last record tricked me. I somehow had the first song on repeat. It was atypical for the rest of the record, which included rock and rap elements. I didn't care for it. So I would have given Duck Rock a 1/5 stars. For the record. Now, Strangways, Here We Come... The best Smith's record, IMHO. Enough said. 5/5.

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5

Fuck Morrissey

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5

I love this! This is sepia-toned, melancholic, rueful, brooding, gorgeous. I like the distorted guitars and jangly melodies.

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5

Yes, it's very good

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9,5

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Baš sam Aniti pričao prekjučer da nikak' da dođu, a vjerujem da su sva njihova 4 studijska albuma na 1001. Imali su kratak rok stvaranje glazbe, bar što se tiče kao grupa. I šta su s tim napravili? Definitivno nešta najbolje ikad na ovom svijetu u tako malo vremena. Iako mi je ovo njihov ako baš moram reć najlošiji, ne mogu to tako nazvat jer je i ovaj album tak' jebeno dobar. Vremenski, album je savršen. 10 pjesama oko 36min, dosta. Možda bi se moglo nać da je kratak, ali su strpali u to malo - sve (that's what she said). Također, ovaj album ima drugi najbolji closer sa I Won't Share You, koji se nalazi iza prvog Suffer Little Children sa s/t albuma (jebiga zna se koji album ima najlošiji closer song). Reć ćemo nekako da između ta 4 albuma će biti isti broj zvjezdica, samo ću ja znati koliko je kod nekoga slabija zvjezdica, a kod koga opravdana!

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5

No hope, no harm; just another false alarm

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Rating: 10/10

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5

What a coincidence. In my previous rating I said that I had other music that I prefer for "sadboy time" and look no further but the king of mope himself: Morrissey. Not my favorite Smiths album but it's still great. Everything Smiths and Morrissey is a 5. One of those personal rules. I don't give a shit what kind of asshole Moz might actually be. His vocals and lyrics with Johnny Marr's guitar playing is always welcome to my ears.

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5

Another charming release by The Smiths. It’s not The Queen is Dead, but definitely is a masterpiece.

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5

I'm glad they took a different turn on what would be their final album and didn't replicate The Queen is Dead. It doesn't have as many notable songs, but the music and production feels more sophisticated. It feels more grand and luscious, especially the string arrangements. Girlfriend in a Coma is an excellent example of this. Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before is probably their most accessible song on here, but still holds a lot of weight. You do get a couple of others that sound like they could've been from the Queen era, including Unhappy Birthday. But then you get tracks like Death of a Disco Dancer and Last Night I Dreamt... that goes into darker territory that musically hasn't been explored much.

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Amazing album 10* Cover art 5/5

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Already listen to this fairly regularly, so knew it would be 5 stars before I played it. Love the lyrics and guitar riffs. "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish" my favourite track.

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wonderful

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5

Hello old friend. I much prefer Meat Is Murder, but I'll accept this on the list! Too short and a couple of throwaway numbers on this, but that's always been the Smiths style. Great album.

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5

Despite Morrissey turning to the dark side, I can still listen to this and experience unrestrained joy! Who else could make the idea of their girlfriend being in a coma sound so appealing?

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5

This is a great album and an excellent jumping off point for both The Smiths and also for pretty much all post-punk 80s stuff. 5/5

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There should be a sub category for people that made beautiful music while being ugly to each other

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5

This album was moody and irritating.

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5

Hey, this is the first album of this project that’s made me want to write a novel!! Death of a Disco Dancer may have just changed my life? Every song on this album resonated with me in some way. I was superficially acquainted with The Smiths before and always enjoyed what I heard, but listening to an entire album from start to finish has hit me so much harder. I can hear SO many ways they influenced so many of my favorite bands and artists, especially from my Brit pop/rock days in the early 2000s. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that most of my favorite songs and sounds are at least a tiny bit dark (i.e. Susanne Sundfor, and some of Radiohead’s and Punch Brothers’ more experimental stuff). And while the songs on this album are very catchy and upbeat, they still have little dark underlying tones of melancholy, sadness, and disillusionment (not just lyrically). I favorited this album on Spotify, will absolutely revisit it, and look forward to exploring The Smiths’ discography more extensively!

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5

I remember going out purchasing this for my 14th birthday in 1987, a couple of months after it had come out. I was already a big Smiths' fan and since it had been announced that this was to be their final album, I had all the emotions when buying it. The whole ordeal must have really left an impression with me because I can clearly remember everything about the experience, including bringing the vinyl home and putting it on for it's inaugural listen. "Girlfriend in a Coma" played almost every week on MTV's 120 Minutes that summer, along with "Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before" and I was anxious to hear the rest of the material. I've listened to it on the regular since that day. I deeply love this album. The songs have imprinted themselves on me forever and, while a definitely brooding and sad album, it usually puts me in a good mood. It's one of those albums that I really need to just listen to the whole work instead of piecemeal songs. Top Tracks: *Death of a Disco Dancer (one of my favorite songs of all time) *Unhappy Birthday *A Rush and A Push and The Land is Ours *Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

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5

I really liked meat is murder when I listened to it but I didn’t realize until this album that the smiths was a much more modern band. I like their sound and they feel much older of a sound than the other bands of the 80s

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5

Cracking album, it's a shame Morrissey is such a bell end - I was tempted to dock a star - but Johnny Marr is a wizard, so 5/5 it is.

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5

Impossible to be impartial with this band but that’s not really a problem when you hear how good they are. This album, like almost everything The Smiths put out, is a pop masterpiece. Plain and simple. From the very first track Johnny Marr’s ambition to move away from the domain of jangle pop into a more expansive sound impresses itself. In fact this record in some respects is the full realisation of everything The Smiths wanted to be. Not beholden to the past but greatly indebted to it. Also noteworthy is the surprisingly abstract, though no less literate, lyrical content of Morrissey. So much can be said about the enigmatic frontman which might best be saved for another of his albums. But unquestionably he raised the bar for lyrical contemplation in pop music, and in many ways contemporary music criticism is centred around considerations of his style, and the droves of imitators he spawned. An undeniably singular pop group who have never been rivalled.

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5

Awesome album. Haven't listened in a long while. Went on a Smith's listening spree after this.

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5

Great, as all The Smiths albums.

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5

This might be my favorite The Smiths albums. I listened to all the others... and this just beats The Queen is Dead for me. You see... it's such *funny* album. 5/5 - iconic

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5

Nice

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5

As always amazing s9ngs by a massive walker.

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A catchy ass smiths album, just like the previous three.

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4

I have heard the entire discography, and I really like it. Not love, but it's close.

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4

Good Album that is an all around great listen, not one song stands out but all of them combine for a joyful listening

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4

I already liked a lot of these songs, but I also like the new ones. The first one is echoey and cool.

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I quite enjoyed this. I've long avoided The Smiths because Morrissey is a cunt, and I was a little young to appreciate them when they came out, but the album as a whole was very listenable.

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4

I have never heard this band before but it has a ska feel to it and I am a huge fan of ska.

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4

Love it! Gonna keep listening to their other shit

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4

Fantastic- my first time hearing this album. Can't wait to listen again!

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4

strange album as the title indicates. lot of songs where the tone of the songs and the subject matter are starkly different. mostly this is happy sounding songs with titles like “unhappy birthday” and “girlfriend in a coma”. mostly though i’ll remember this album for how damn funny it is.

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4

Very pleasant rock. Something different than usual!

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4

Brilliant album. Very little filler

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Morrissey is a piece of shit, but I really enjoy the songs of The Smiths. The opening track was really intriguing, no guitar but oddly haunting. Thank God for Johnny Marr

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The smiths are timeless. I could listen to any of their albums any day of the week and feel all the same things I did the first time hearing them

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4

Good stuff. Classic

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Big Johnny Marr fan here. This Aussie gives it four bags of Cheezels out of five.

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4

Liked it

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4

Some interesting production lifts this album beyond just another Smiths album.

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4

It was ok, lacked the fun guitar riffs of other releases

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4

Then this one came out later than I'd have expected. Nearly every song made a distinct impression.

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4

"Please the Press in Belgium!" in Paint a Vulgar Picture :D

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Enorm goede zweverige vibe, super goede stem en lekker wegluisteren

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4

A very interesting album. It almost feels sentimental in a way. I enjoyed probably 40% of the songs on it. Overall, not a bad first to discover.

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4

Actually really liked this. Funky style rock - 4/5

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smiths podia ser pior pq o morrissey é um lixo humano mas bom demais afff

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Bem legal, as letras são peculiares kkkk

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4

The punky side of synth and new wave. Loved it.

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4

Not bad. Reminds me of the cure and that 80s style emo rock.

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4

A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours is good

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yoa no nice, aber nur einisch ghört ka

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4

All these songs are catchy as heck. I don't know much about The Smiths, but I like this. I'm always down for catchy melodies with sad or strange lyrics. This album cover could have used some workshopping, though. Come on!

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Música con buen ritmo, me relajó

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Als Mensch mit Lücke bei den Smiths abseits der Singles und entsprechender Neugierde kann ich konstatieren: sehr gute Einsteigerplatte, eher im Gegensatz zu Meat is Murder neulich auch. Gefällt mir gut, Pop, Stimmung, Variationen: alles da. Zeitlos auch, klingt überhaupt nicht nach 80ern oder irgendeinem Jahrzehnt seitdem. Bin geneigt, 3,6 Punkte zu geben. Ach so, und habt ihr bei „Last Night I Dreamt …“ auch so starke Twin-Peaks-Assoziationen gehabt?

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4.4 - A beautifully flowing collection that plumbs some emotional depths to examine even ugly feelings like hatred, jealousy and envy. More approachable than "The Queen is Dead", attaining some highs but without quite the transcendence. I'll definitely be coming back to this one.

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4

Love it! I don’t know why I’ve avoided the Smiths for so long.

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Bien, pero me hizo falta algo de variedad. Me gustó que en varias canciones van increscendo y esto se refleja en La canción que más me gustó: Death of a Disco Dancer: hipnotica y una buena sorpresa. Mood: aguante rock británico

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4

A lowish 4 I think.

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Bonus point for a birthday song to send to The Smiths loving lamb javelin.

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4

Love it. I enjoy the vibe of emotionally complex eighties music. I was only ten when this album came out, and I like to think that I have matured some. But it still feels familiar

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4

That album was swaggy. I give it two brad pitt's and two Angelina Jolie's!

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Goood

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Lekker licht.

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4

Meeste nummers op deze plaat kende ik nog niet, maar meteen herkenbaar als the Smiths. Prima plaatje.

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4

I liked it. Some really good songs.

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not the best smiths but good

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Album with the longest song titles. Surprised I liked growling. Morrissey is a good lyricist and good at harmonies. Never noticed how much Smith’s is in early Radiohead. How many girlfriends does morrissey have buried at his summer cottage? Don’t usually like gimmicky songs, but the first song got me. #2 sounded like a bad dad band. #3 big Radiohead vibes. #4 meh. #5 is the banger, perfect balance, the one worth re-listen. #6 riot/soccer fans overlaid on whale sounds and piano turns into ballad. And the rest was not bad, but kind of spaced out. Josh Thoughts: Agreed with all the above. I've wager at least 5 girlfriends and boyfriends buried at his summer cottage. There were a couple fun jams, a lot of it sort of blended into the background--though I was pretty busy with work today so wasn't able to focus much on the music. Ashton: Track 1 cool reggae feel and "Feel Flows" swelling vocals. Track 2 "I started something I couldn't finish" is an accurate description of this 1001 albums exercise. GF in a coma and I know its serious is a lyric I've always loved and still makes me giggle. Big drama songs "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me". Some light grooves with harsh lyrics "Unhappy Birthday". Trouble connecting wiht Morrissey's dark-ironic-but-also-honest lyrics. So much talk of death and dying (heavy) contrasted with melodies and vocal delivery that floats and lilts delicately (light). Perhaps this contrast is what really connects with the Smiths-devoted? B-

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4

Dat ene lied is cool en de rest ca va ja

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4

We lost our notes for this one, sorry folks

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We lost our notes for this one, sorry folks

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4

This was really fantastic and another signal (after Morrissey's Vauxall and I) that I need to listen to more of The Smiths.

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4

Brilliant stuff

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4

Great album

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4

Very good, but like some of their other albums more.

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Not my favorite Smiths album (that's reserved for their debut or Meat is Murder) but still a quite good one. The album has a really full sound and a good range. I don't need a second invite to give it another listen.

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If you like this, wait until you listen to "The Queen is Dead".

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I always liked this Smiths album the best despite their relationship problems.

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It’s easy to see how they influenced future moody boys and their music. The lyrics are lovingly dark and sad, but it’s still an amazing record.

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Interesting to hear this album as it's the album of theirs I'm least familiar with. Wasn't absolutely blown away by it but it's still The Smiths so still excellent

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4

Not my favorite Smiths album, but I still like it.

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I really wish Morrissey wasn’t a shithead because this album rules

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Already listened, as a huge Smiths fan I love this album even if it is my least favourite by them. 7/10

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I landed Morrisey's first solo album 'Viva Hate' the other day and thought it was decent. Today I l got this, the Smiths last album which comfortably beats 'Viva Hate' on every count.

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4

Pretty good!

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Favorite Tracks: Death of a Disco Dancer, Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, I Won't Share You

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I like the Smiths but hadn’t heard this album in full. Really enjoyed it.

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4

Really enjoyed it, only the second Smiths album I've listened to after The Queen is Dead. Some brilliant lyrical highlights, arrangements all really solid, only a few songs outstay their welcome.

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4

This scratches an itch better than The Queen Is Dead. It’s The Smiths how I like The Smiths.

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Definitely top-three Smiths albums.

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4

No me gustó tanto.

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Probably the weakest Smiths album, barely. But still very good. Second half is a little weak but the first half stands among their best. 8/10 1. A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours 2. Girlfriend in a Coma 3. Death of a Disco Dancer

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I was thinking 3...but actually it is good. 4 for me. Shame morrisey is a tool.

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4

Forse il miglior disco degli Smiths

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4

hit and miss but would happily listen to again

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This album is kind of a shrewd collection that offers imitations of their other successes, but with the highest degree of refinement. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Girlfriend in a Coma, Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

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4

I love the smiths but cants stand Morissey

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4

Only really know the hits when it comes to The Smiths so was great listening to a full album of songs I didn't know. Great listen overall.

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э Раш энд э пуш сладкие и почему-то родные восьмидесятые, "опережая время", морисси еблан 7/10

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4

Classic British Guitar pop. Pity Morrissey has turned into such a prick in later years.

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4

Final album. Apart from the singles, I know none of the other songs. I need to get into The Smiths more

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Loved, morrissey's lyrics fantastic and music good backing - death at ones elbow shakes the general mood up a bit

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begrudgingly a 4. Ugh, Morrisey, but it's a good Smiths album.

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4

This was a fine album to close the Smith’s discography on. Personally I find it weaker than the other two Smiths albums represented in the book, but it’s still a great listen

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4

Lovely stuff. Hits and glorious, unashamed album tracks from the kitchen-sink 80s of the Smiths coasting on a high. 4.5 stars, actually.

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4

The worst of their albums but still really bloody good

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4

This album kicks ass! Big fan of the themes, both lyrically and musically.

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4

A British sound that I rather enjoyed. 0RS

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I know rhee singer's toxic but great swansong by the Smiths

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It was pretty good! I wasn't a huge fan at first, but it got better, and by the middle of the album, it was solid. Still not 100% my genre, but pretty good.

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I really enjoyed this album. It will be getting a relisten.

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4

Seemed charming for 80s heartfelt downer rock.

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Yeah... it was really good. I always thought I hated The Smiths I was wrong. Less cure more the housemartins and really had that brit pop slow jam 90's thing. Excellent album. Only issue for that whole genre is everything kind of blends together but sill good.

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4

Makes me feel cool

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4

a great album for studying

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4

Great album, love the smiths

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4

More enjoyable than the previous The Smiths album I got on this list. Catchy songs, including of course the well-known 'Stop me...'.

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4

Pleasant album. Bit weird lyrics sometimes. Would listen again.

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4

Has that beautiful melancholic tint that I love from The Smiths and is hard to find other bands that compare

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It's been a long time since I listened to this.

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It's the Smith innit, they're great! Loved listening to this album again, a true classic which belongs on this list.

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enjoyed it quite a bit

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Good 80's tunes.

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A side is fantastic B side less so Probably the worst Smiths album Still a fantastic album Favourite songs:Girlfriend In A Coma,Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me,I Won’t Share You Least favourite songs:Death At Ones Elbow, Paint A Vulgar Picture Album ranking:8.5/10

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Had low expectations, glad they were wrong! Pretty fun!

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3.5

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I'm bouncing between a 3 and a 4 here. Musically, the Smiths have always just been kinda okay for me. But, I'm a sucker for the "I sound happy but really these lyrics are pretty dark and morbid" vibe. That's really where the Smiths (or, more accurately, Morrisey) get me. I mean, "Girlfriend in a Coma" - c'mon. Dammit. 4.

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Genre: Jangle Pop 4/5 Another band I’ve let sit by the wayside, but purely by accident, as I tend to listen to the same things over and over, lol. I’m very happy I finally listened to one of their albums! This is the kind of British, post-Beatles sound that I think is most akin to that era and, after reading that this is one of their *lesser* offerings, I’m now more excited than ever to continue listening to them. The three song run of Girlfriend in a Coma-Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before-Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me is a shining moment of the genre, and sits perfectly in the middle of this very, very good album. Certainly one to take repeated listens to. Very nice work from these Brits!

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4

I didn't want to like this album, but it's very good, what can I say

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Jai bien aime. Avoir eu le temos jaurais ecouter 2x un bon son, production et originalite. 4

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Never heard these guys before and was thoroughly entertained

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4

Estilo típico de The Smiths. Ningún megahit. Un 4.

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death of a disco dancer is so good

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