The Queen Is Dead
by The Smiths

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More About The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: August 2009
  • Label: Rhino (Label)
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 2
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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (4/17/03, p.109) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...One of the funniest rock albums ever..."

Spin - "Johnny Marr's musical contribution is beautifully documented. The guitar-synth arrangements are thematic, subtly shaded, and often exciting..."

Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #27 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"

Q (12/93, p.139) - 5 Stars - Indispensible - "...The Smiths' best extraordinary record..."

Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums".

Alternative Press (7/95, p.75) - Ranked #2 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...THE QUEEN IS DEAD remains today a passionate carpet-bombing of every stuffy, phony inch of the English earth....Like Tennessee Williams' best drama, it's...about the defense of innocence, about drag queens coming out of the closet only to face a prickly, heartless and heartlessly boring world..."

CMJ (1/5/04, p.18) - Ranked #2 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1986"

NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.18) - Ranked #2 among the `50 Greatest Albums Of The 80s' - "...Neither before nor after have Morrissey and Marr come close to making such an ambitious, consistent, touching and witty album..."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #10 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

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