Strangeways, Here We Come

Release date
25 Oct 1990
Running length
10 tracks
Running time


    Track     Duration Listeners
1 A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours 3:02 162,800
2 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish 3:46 264,106
3 Death of a Disco Dancer 5:25 144,911
4 Girlfriend in a Coma 2:02 402,258
5 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before 3:32 256,896
6 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me 5:03 275,735
7 Unhappy Birthday 2:45 147,461
8 Paint a Vulgar Picture 5:35 128,482
9 Death at One's Elbow 1:59 122,285
10 I Won't Share You 2:50 135,635

About this album

Strangeways, Here We Come is the fourth and final studio album by The Smiths, originally released in 1987. The album takes its title from Manchester’s notorious (and now renamed) Strangeways Prison, whilst the line “Borstal, here we come” is taken from the film Billy Liar. All of the songs on the album were composed by Johnny Marr, with lyrics written and sung by Morrissey.

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  • StephenR4968

    It took me a lot longer to get into this album but now I'm really starting to appreciate it.

    9 Mar 11:32pm Reply
  • stlongforgotten


    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BruDamien

    Been a favorite for a while...

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • mprioste

    amor de álbum

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • UnRagazzoAdam

    Strangeways Here We Come na Popvictims

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • CollegeAdvocate

    Smiths never made a bad album.

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • matt1337c

    The cheesiest production of the four albums. Not that it's a bad thing; I quite enjoy it.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    The Smiths' most perfect album imo.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Juliors

    smith's best

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • dI-__-Ib

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • youthcomingup

    I love the big drums all over this record. My favorite Smiths studio album.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • DynamiteKyle

    sick cookie monster vox all over this LP

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Parklife-de

    @ Bolshevized: The intro track "A rush..." isn't the weakest but indeed one of their best songs ever! A perfect way to start an album. The entire album is awesome and surely one of my all time favourites.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • UponDoom

    Didn't like this one the first time I listened to it. Or the second, or the third...or the fourth. but Now, it's one of my favorites!

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Bolshevized

    This one is interesting, because it starts off a little slow, having maybe the weakest song as the intro track. It is a fairly significant change in sound, too. Still a very solid album.

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • la_Sonne

    My favorite album. [2]

    10 Dec 2011 Reply
  • jjarichardson

    The perfect swansong.

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ViniciusStilt

    The most underrated album by Smiths. Beautiful, and absolutely perfect.

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • zolof5000

    My favorite these days as well. I needed a bit more time than usual to get into it, because musically it's quite far from classic Smiths and more like Moz solo stuff, which I didn't know back then. It might sound a bit "darker" - for lack of a better word - at first, but God - how much magic it emits with time. I learned to love it more than anything else and now it's my first choice for a quiet evening.

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
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