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The Queen Is Dead


Download links and information about The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 37:07 minutes.

Artist: The Smiths
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 37:07
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No. Title Length
1. The Queen Is Dead (2011 Remastered Version) 6:27
2. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2011 Remastered Version) 2:18
3. I Know It's Over (2011 Remastered Version) 5:49
4. Never Had No One Ever (2011 Remastered Version) 3:38
5. Cemetary Gates (2011 Remastered Version) 2:41
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again (2011 Remastered Version) 3:13
7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (2011 Remastered Version) 3:16
8. Vicar In A Tutu (2011 Remastered Version) 2:24
9. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (2011 Remastered Version) 4:04
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2011 Remastered Version) 3:17



For their third studio album, The Smiths subtly expanded their sound for the epic structure of the title track. While still at their best as a singles act, the band could also pull off a cohesive, flowing album and The Queen is Dead remains the band’s most dramatic one, addressing Morrissey’s concerns with everything from stardom (“Frankly, Mr. Shankly”) to celibacy (“Never Had No One Ever”) to his usual arsenal of limitless self-pity (“Bigmouth Strikes Again”). He even proclaims to “know how Joan of Arc felt.” This self-parodic approach pays humorous dividends and works best on the thrilling tingle of the incredibly romantic “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” where he dreamily croons “If a double-decker bus crashes into us / to die by your side / such a heavenly way to die.” There simply was never a band as openly confessional and conversational, so willfully sincere and cheeky. The forlorn, yearning hangover that haunts “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side,” the goofy empathy of "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others," and the inevitable “I Know It’s Over” make The Queen is Dead among the era’s most fascinating releases.