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The Queen Is Dead

26 Jun 2001 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Jun 2001
  • Release Date: 26 Jun 2001
  • Label: WM UK
  • Copyright: 1986 Warner Music UK Ltd
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  • Total Length: 37:07
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  • ASIN: B005NHX3F4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,360 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
With current bands like Coldplay and Travis(always mentioned in the same breath) the music they make always seems to wash over me, great songs, terrific songs, but not quite personal enough and soon become forgetful. Morrissey has a way of writing that draws you in and makes you really connect with the song, as if it was about you. It's really powerful stuff and anyone who listens to this album will appreciate that. Listen to "I know its over" and "No one ever" and "There is a light that never goes out". Even the song titles will have you curious enough to click this album into your basket, surely! Everyone must have had the feeling "And as i climb into an empty bed, Oh, well.... enough said". The Smiths are as powerful as fellow mancunians Joy Division and as revolutionary as Bob Dylan. The Smiths songs stay with you forever, every time i see a double decker bus for example.....
Beware, this album may change your take on life.
Just go and buy it.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By RachelWalker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
Here it is, The Smith's masterpiece. Is it a masterpiece? Well, probably. I certainly think so. Albums without a single bad track are rare, albums which exclusively contains songs i could happily listen to on repeat forever are rare. Albums so important and yet so funny are rare too (tracks like Frankly, Mr Shankly and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others can have me laughing out loud if I'm in the right mood). This album really does have everything: terrific musicianship from Marr, wonderful jangling melodies; and sublime lyrics and vocals from Morrissey (absolutely sublime). Now, lots of albums can claim those two things, but few achieve the cohesion, the union of the music and vocals and lyrics, so everything just clicks and feels as if the songs exist almost naturally. The Queen is Dead does. It really does have everything you could ask for. I could listen to it forever I think.
It's got many of The Smith's best moments: Bigmouth Strikes Again, The Boy with the Thorn in His Side, Frankly, Mr Shankly, and Cemetrey Gates. And of course it has There is A Light That Never Goes Out, possibly my favourite Smith's song of all time. "And if a double-decker bus/crashes in to us/to die by your side/is such a heavenly way to die./And if a ten-ton truck/kills the both of us/to die by your side/well, the pleasure, the privilege, is mine." Only Morrissey is capable of sounding so vocally uplifting and lyrically absolutely heartbreaking at the same time. The man is a genius.
Funny, tragic, serious, cohesive, important, brilliant. No record collection is complete without The Queen is Dead (and, to be honest, all four Smiths albums really.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Indie Kid on 7 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Smiths of The Queen is Dead have reached the fullest point of their development as a group. From the title track's sweeping majesty to the intricate beauty of "Big Mouth", Johnny Marr's guitar is breathtaking, turning from rage to heartbreak in a moment and seems to have matured to take in the full breadth of Morrissey's ouvre. Moreover, for the last time in a Smiths album, Morrissey's lyrics are free from parody as he trawls his inner psyche (I Know It's Over) to reveal the indubitable truth about his inability to love and the consequences. A truly great album by anyone's standards, it would be the Smiths meisterwerk, and even if only 1 year later we wept over their demise, it's the most enduring testament to their greatness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 24 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
As someone of a mere 19 years of age, I was too young to appreciate The Smiths while they were around, but knew of them through the way the likes of Noel Gallagher talks about them. In a bid to further my musical education I bought this album when I saw it in a sale, and still find myself amazed by it. The combination of Morrissey and Marr seems to have been an incredibly special one, and this album is packed with brilliant tracks. It regularly features in "best album ever" top 10s, and it is hard to find reviews of it that do not praise it.
What in particular do I like about it? The wit of Morrissey's lyrics in one song, and the utter sadness in the next. The superb general guitar work that even someone as un-knowing about playing the guitar as I can appreciate as being great. The way the album flows together into one important event. Cemetry Gates. Frankly, Mr Shankly. I Know It's Over.
It is a truely great album, one of the classics, I'm sure. I have since bought Meat Is Murder, which, although I like it, I do not feel is as special as this. I can't imagine a better way to get into the Smiths than through this, except that it would be hard for them to have produced anything better than this, so it may lead to disappointment at a later date...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MRS L A JOHNSTON on 27 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Simply put, this is the best album by the Smiths, who were my favourite band growing up and there is still a massive chunk of my heart that belongs to them.
The Smiths didnt make great albums really, play them back and you will get the odd wee filler (not that I thought that at 15yrs old mind!) But this is about the best they ever achieved and it's no mean feat.
Beginning wtih the title track, its cracks on at a fair pace, with the usual witty, clever lyrics from Steven. Great story, well told.
I know its over , slows things down but this is possibly in my top5 of smiths songs ever recorded. Wonderful,wonderful, wonderful, words cannot describe, so I aint gonna.
cemetry gates, frankly Mr.Shankly and Vicar in a tutu are short snapshots of the world through Morrissey's eyes, backed with fantastic playing by the rest of the band (Johnny, erm George and Ringo....or something like that!!)
If there is a better closing track on a Smiths album that Some girls are bigger than others, i'm a Dutchman. And this is from a guy who loves I wont share you from Strangeways here we come.
I wont ramble, as I said earlier, the Smiths made cracking 2-3 minute singles and filled the charts well from 83-87, but this is the best Smiths album.
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