500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Smiths, 'The Smiths'
28/500

28. The Smiths, 'The Smiths'

Sire, 1984

"I recognize that mystical air/It means I'd like to seize your underwear," Morrissey moans, and rock music was never the same. The Smiths' debut is a showcase for Morrissey's morose wit and Johnny Marr's guitar chime, trudging through England's cheerless marshes in "Still Ill" and "This Charming Man."

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