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Studio album by Sloan
Released October 1, 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 studio album by Canadian rock band Sloan. It was released in Canada on October 1, 1992, and in the United States in January, 1993, on Geffen Records. The album was recorded at a cost of only $1,200.[2] The album is ranked 86th in the 2007 book The Top 100 Canadian Albums by music journalist Bob Mersereau.


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 band Jale, sang backing vocals on "I Am the Cancer".

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was certified Gold in Canada on July 12, 1995. By February 1997, the album had sold 60,000 units in Canada.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs credited to Sloan.

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

Japanese Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Laying Blame" Chris Murphy 3:42
14. "Rag Doll" Patrick Pentland 3:11



  1. ^ Smeared at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b SLOAN REUINTES FOR ENCLAVE SET. Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-25.