Thursday, June 10, 2010

Archival Thursdays: The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)

'The Queen Is Dead' is by far the greatest Smiths album produced, and that's saying a lot considering their extensive discography. It's just such a perfect album from start to finish. Songs like "Big mouth strikes again" and "A light that never goes out" never seem to grow old. And with tracks such as the album title track, "The queen is dead" along with "The boy with the thorn in his side" all flow perfectly together to complete this lovely release. Classic Smiths!

This copy I found about 10 years ago at this record store near NYU called Second Coming Records. Earlier this year, Rhino repressed a few LP's from The Smiths back catalog and this release being one of them so a second pressing shouldn't be too tough to come across.