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Studio album by Sloan
Released October, 1992 (Canada)
January 13, 1993 (US)
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 46:19
Label murderecords (Canada)
Geffen (United States)
Producer Terry Pulliam, Sloan
Sloan chronology
Peppermint EP
Twice Removed
Singles from Smeared
  1. "Underwhelmed"
    Released: 1992
  2. "500 Up"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Sugartune"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Take It In"
    Released: 1993
  5. "I Am The Cancer"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Smeared is the debut album released by the Canadian rock band Sloan. It was released in Canada in October, 1992, and in the United States in January, 1993, on Geffen Records.


Like their first release, the Peppermint EP, Smeared received comparisons to Sonic Youth and Beatles.[citation needed]

Music videos were produced for the tracks "Underwhelmed" and "500 Up", with both receiving moderate rotation on MuchMusic in the early 1990s. Jennifer Pierce of fellow Halifax, Nova Scotia band Jale sang backup vocals on "I Am the Cancer".

Reception & legacy[edit]

The album was certified Gold in Canada on July 12, 1995. It was ranked 86th in the 2007 book The Top 100 Canadian Albums by music journalist Bob Mersereau.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Underwhelmed"   C. Murphy, Sloan 4:41
2. "Raspberry"   C. Murphy, Sloan 4:02
3. "I Am the Cancer"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:39
4. "Median Strip"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:34
5. "Take It In"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:56
6. "500 Up"   A. Scott, Sloan 4:21
7. "Marcus Said"   C. Murphy, Sloan 4:32
8. "Sugartune"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:27
9. "Left of Centre"   C. Murphy, Sloan 2:34
10. "Lemonzinger"   J. Ferguson, Sloan 4:10
11. "Two Seater"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:04
12. "What's There to Decide?"   J. Ferguson, Sloan 4:19

Japanese Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Laying Blame"   C. Murphy, Sloan 3:42
14. "Rag Doll"   P. Pentland, Sloan 3:11