Patti Smith

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Not to be confused with Patty Smyth. See Patti Smith Group for releases you may have expected finding here.

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Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. In Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists published in December 2010, she was in 47th place. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Horses Patti Smith 4.5 14
1988 Dream of Life Patti Smith 7
1996 Gone Again Patti Smith 2
1997 Peace and Noise Patti Smith 4
2000 Gung Ho Patti Smith 2
2003 Trampin’ Patti Smith 4
2007 Twelve Patti Smith 3
2008 iTunes Originals Patti Smith 1
2012 Banga Patti Smith 3
2016 Killer Road Soundwalk Collective, Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Land (1975–2002) Patti Smith 4.5 2
2004 I miti musica: Patti Smith Patti Smith 1
2008 Original Album Classics Patti Smith 1
2011 Outside Society Patti Smith 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Easter Rising (Live) Patti Smith 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Hey Joe (version) / Piss Factory Patti Smith 2
1978 Because the Night Patti Smith 2
1988 People Have the Power Patti Smith 1
1996 Summer cannibals Patti Smith 1
2004 Jubilee Patti Smith 1
2007 Gimme Shelter Patti Smith 1
2012 April Fool Patti Smith 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Because the Night Patti Smith 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Seeds in the Wind Casa del vento + Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Coral Sea Patti Smith & Kevin Shields 1

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