Today, Iron-Cast delves into a time when alternative music really was an alternative to the mainstream, discussing The Smiths' 1986 release, "The Queen Is Dead". In the thirty years since its' release, "The Queen Is Dead" has become an indie darling, and has been hailed by critics as one of the best albums of the 1980s. However, the album's reception by the public has been modest (at least as far as the US is concerned) and the album has also been a little polarizing. So, what of this album? Is it one of the best albums of the 1980s or is it an album with an over-inflated reputation? Tune in to find out.