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The Queen Is Dead is the third studio album by the English rock band The Smiths. It was released on 16 June 1986 in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records. The album spent twenty-two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at No. 2. It has sold consistently well ever since and has received unanimous critical acclaim, with NME listing it as the greatest album of all time in 2013.
The Queen Is Dead has received critical acclaim, and is considered to be a defining album of the 1980s, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. In a contemporary review of the album, Mark Coleman of Rolling Stone remarked on Morrissey's sense of humour and singled out the singer's performance on "Cemetry Gates" as a highlight, concluding that "like it or not, this guy's going to be around for a while."
At Rolling Stone magazine, Gavin Edwards gave a contemporary retrospective review to the album rating it a perfect five stars, writing that "he made one of the funniest rock albums ever", and if even the queen was not pleased with the album "then she was the only one." (Wikipedia)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - Vinyl LP 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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