500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The Smiths, 'Meat Is Murder'
205/500

205. The Smiths, 'Meat Is Murder'

Sire, 1985

Inspired by Can riffs and bookended by lengthy, brutal songs about corporal punishment and the horrors of the cattle industry, Murder is the darkest entry in the U.K. group's catalog. On "How Soon Is Now?" Morrissey sums up with great pathos and hilarity what a drag it is to be shy. More pathos would come.

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