I can't really say I have a favorite Smiths album, as most of the songs of theirs that I like were released only as singles and not on an album, but if I were to venture a guess, it'd be "The Queen is Dead". It produced three singles ("The Boy with the Thorn in His Side", "Bigmouth Strikes Again" and "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"). A fourth single, "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others", was released only in Germany.
The Queen Is Dead is the third studio album by the English rock band The Smiths. It was released on 16 June 1986 in the United Kingdom by Rough Trade Records and released in the United States on 23 June 1986 through Sire Records. The album spent twenty-two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at No. 2. Across the Atlantic, it reached No. 28 in Canada on the RPM 100 album chart and No. 70 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 1990. It has sold consistently well ever since. The album cover, designed by Morrissey, features Alain Delon from the 1964 film L'Insoumis. In 2013 The Queen Is Dead was ranked the greatest record of all time on NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.