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The Smiths

Formed: 1982 in Manchester, England
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Disbanded: Aug, 1987
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Craig Gannon, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce
Biography: The Smiths were the definitive British indie rock band of the '80s, marking the end of synth-driven new wave and the beginning of the guitar rock that dominated English rock into the '90s. Sonically, the group was indebted to the British Invasion, crafting ringing, melodic three-minute pop singles, even ...Read full biography
The Queen Is Dead
Released: 1986
Label: Warner Music UK Ltd
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Meat Is Murder may have been a holding pattern, but The Queen Is Dead is the Smiths' great leap forward, taking the band to new musical and lyrical heights. Opening with the storming title track, The Queen ...Read full review
The Smiths
Released: 1984
Label: Warner Music UK Ltd
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Arriving in an era dominated by synth pop and gloomy post-punk, the Smiths' eponymous debut was the bracing beginning of a new era. On the surface, the Smiths' sound wasn't radically different from traditional ...Read full review