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Good, bad or indifferent?
Not listened to it all yet but I think it's pretty decent. No Vauxhall and I though...
is there any reason why he's singing with a mouthful of cake?
Pretty much the same as his previous two albums. Most of the reviews I've read have sort of agreed with this. The opening track is great and there are a few other good tracks, but nothing that would stand alongside his solo career's best. My favourite is actually the one from the Best Of, All You Need Is Me, which I originally thought was rubbish.
But I think that was the excitement of 'omgnewmorrissey11', after listening to it a few times it doesn't seem to have the consistency or depth of his previous two albums.
It's probably worth getting for the handful of outstanding tracks and the fact his voice sounds fantastic again, though.
It's good, but only good. Too punk-rocky. I'm not quite sure why it is, but it is.
I love Southpaw Grammar, though.
I much prefer RotT to the new one.
Either way, it's Moz, it's still enjoyable.
Southpaw Grammar is my favourite and I don't care who knows it!
Really looking forward to the Brixton Academy shows in May.
possibly coloured by that fact, but I swear that in Boy Racer and Dagenham Dave he wrote his two finest solo singles!
Everyday Is Like Sunday
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
You're The One For Me Fatty
Sing Your Life
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Late Night, Maudlin Street
There's a Place In Hell For Me and My Friends
only Morrissey songs that I really can't stand.
You need to see the bizarre video with Kathy Burke and Joan Sims to appreciate it in all its glory.
Actually I know it crap but I love it.
Will you be at any of the Brixton dates?
during his third song. :(
Is that Friday May 29th?
I particularly like the Observer Music Monthly review, in which the album is declared 'his worst since 1997's career nadir, "Maladjusted"', and then given a score of 80.
i think i might still be in the honeymoon period of "new morrissey" but to be honest most of the songs are really good.
i heard it at the weekend and was amazed at how bad it is. all the songs are of similar tempo and style and are compressed to the utter limit so theres no let up in the sonic assault. its as if he's trying to make an album like the last REM one where everything is really loud just to show he still has 'edge'. unfortunately it just comes across as grey sludge. i really think this far into his career he should be trying to do something interesting not re-hash the same old sounds
seem to have 2 or 3 good ones then the rest are a bit pffffffffffffff. The production is always really safe and boring.
His best song is obviously "Why don't you find out for yourself".
Bruce Campbell molesting a baby on the cover!
Better as a whole than Ringleader, but nothing comes close to the two tracks which overwhelmed that album 'Life is a Pigsty' and 'Dear God Please Help Me'... two of his greatest tracks, I think.
This is coming from someone that liked ROTT(especially the production and the songs in the first half), I think its a really poor effort. Musically its quite unambitious(it's mostly quite tiresome 80ish muscular indie rock and dreary balladry) apart from a few instrumental affectations. The only songs that really stand out on my first few listens are 'It's Not Your Birthday' and 'All You Need Is Me.' Most of the rest is the sound of deeply unimpressive, Mozzer lyrical pastiche and clunking mundanity. A shame.