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You Are The Quarry

Morrissey

2004

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You Are The Quarry

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2.94

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Rejected alternate titles: (1) "Morrissey's Pseudo-Intellectual Musings About the State of the World, Delivered with the Subtlety and Nuance of a Monkey Operating a Chainsaw," (2) "In Which Morrissey Paradoxically Accuses Other People of Being Boring," (3) "Morrisey Finds a Way to Whine About His Press Clippings on What Feels Like Every Song," (4) "We give up, Morrissey - just put something that sounds like you're simultaneously threatening and seducing the consumer, and we'll Photoshop a Tommy Gun into your hand later. Signed, The Producers." Best track: First of the Gang to Die

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Oh, I am the quarry, am I? I'm not sure what villainous plans you have for me Morrissey, but I'm only half interested in what you have to say. Are you planning on drilling into me? It that your twisted fantasy, is it? To have me, ME! covered in vegetables, laid out in front of you, legs spread with my coin piece pointed towards you, trembling, whilst you warble miserably about foreigners and meat, licking your lips and greasing up your penis. You sick, vegan, racist, self satisfied, bequiffed prick. I'm in.

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Je ressens bien sûr un pincement au cœur de n'accorder que trois étoiles à Morrissey. Je sais bien que les ventes de cet album ont permis la construction de vingt-deux orphelinats et d'une centaine de puits en Érythrée. Je suis également au courant de ses nombreuses actions humanitaires au Laos et de son combat pour la reconnaissance du génocide arménien. Je n'oublie pas non plus qu'il participe de manière active à la recherche contre le cancer avec des dons quotidiens. Cet album n'est juste pas aussi formidable que son auteur.

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I'll just focus on the music and not the complications that the actual person Morrissey brings up. It's a decent enough album filled with Morrissey doing what his usual, very english, often dark but oddly comedic alt rock. It's decent enough with a few tracks that shine and nothing truly offensive but it definitely doesn't feel as essential as some of his early work (most notably his The Smiths output of course).

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Morrissey has low self esteem but he's a complete tosser so he's going to take it out on everyone else. Anyway, enjoy this hatefuck of an album.

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Morrissey is a pretentious bastard & his music sucks.

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I am not a fan of Morrissey at all. Two of his albums now that I didn’t enjoy.

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I confirmed what I have always suspected, I hate Morrissey.

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I Cannot Fucking Wait Til Morrissey Dies

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Fuck Morrisey

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Hate him

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Love this record. Hate this human.

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Gran disco que sí quiero seguir escuchando y escuchando, no tenía presente que de acá es una canción que me gusta mucho de Morrissey "Let Me Kiss You", que tiene una vuelta de tuerca casi devastadora. Lo siento como un álbum romántico para gente fatalista, derrotista, pero con un buen conocimiento de lo que pasa en el mundo (?). Amé también "America Is Not The World" (excepto por lo de I love you), "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores", "How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?", "I Like You" y pues claro, otra ya conocida también: "First of the Gang to Die". 10/10

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Q. What does Shack like to eat for supper? A. Quorn Chops*! *Neil Morrisey special

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Could it be I like you?

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Algo que me gusta mucho de Morrissey es que las canciones a veces parecen más como diálogos (?), como si te estuviera contando algo mientras canta, casi como en un musical (?) jajaja y además tiene un estilo muy contundente, sus letras son imperdibles. Sí me gustó, pues

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Absolute banger, his lyrics are unmatched in music! Really really enjoyed the album. Just a shame that he ended up becoming really UKIP/Brexit-y. Everyone gets over their Morrissey period apart from Morrissey!

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Excelent. Beautiful songs

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Never really listened to Morrisey, but I like this album a lot. His lyrics are poetic in a refreshing way. Lots of interesting guitar sounds on this album as well. It’s cool how every song sounds different, but they somehow all fit together. Great stuff all the way through.

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I forgot how much I love Morrissey. This isn't even my favorite album.

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NIce

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Despite how much I don't want to like Morrissey, I actually liked this a lot. Good music for depressed people.

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I was starting to think I just don't like Morrissey, but I did enjoy this album. He's a crank but he has some good points. This may sound like a dig, but my favorite part of the album was the last minute of the last song, "You Know I Couldn't Last," when that cool bass line kicks in and they rock out to the finish line - I could listen to that on repeat for a while.

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Tenía buen recuerdo y pensé que iba a ser un 3 estrellas seguro, pero veo que es de 4 o 4 y medio para mi gusto. Además de las clásicas: "Irish Blood, English Heart" y "The First of the Gang to Die" hay otros buenas canciones para los seguidores de Morrissey o incluso de los The Smiths. America is not the World, I'm not sorry, I like You, ...

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Dig his voice

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4.2 - Starts with "America is Not the World" that finds Morrissey dishing out the kind of on-the-nose anti-US critiques that you might hear in a European youth hostel. Much of the rest of the record contains similar conversational political observations ("Irish Blood, English Heart", "Come Back to Camden). Characteristically, he's managed to seemingly set pages of his personal journal to beautiful melody, delivering them with his signature brooding vocals. I'd written off Morrissey as a solo performer, finding his politics unpalatable and his wordy song titles unapproachable. I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Not as good as Your Arsenal or Vauxhall and I, or probably Ringleader..., but a solid comeback and the one that got me into Moz

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Me gustó mucho, pegajosos momentos de instrumentación, una voz grave muy agradable, letras chiditas. Top 3 en no orden particular: Irish blood, English heart, Let me kiss you y I have forgiven Jesus. Mood: Rocksito etereo, materia prima de las onditas alternativas del hoy?

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Goede rock zoals ik vaak schreef. Maar dit klink alsof het artic monkeys heeft geinspireerd

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For someone who hates meat, he's very gammon. He would hate SHACK's breakfast choices.

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Su último gran disco. Ha tenido grandes canciones después pero este es su último clásico. Conecté muy cabrón con Irish Blood, English Heart en su momento, creo que ahora más. Es como un himno para mí en contra del Estado mexicano. En fin, es un disco lleno de verdades, de esas que son para llevar junto al corazón. Y de hecho, me atrevo a decir que si revisamos las letras de este disco, veremos reflejados las neurosis de las generaciones 18-24 actuales. Narcisismo a flor de piel. Aquí está su futuro, lo siento, así es la vida. Yo ya me veo aquí. Y te va a pasar a ti. Ojalá tuviera la banda un ápice del sentido del humor y vulnerabilidad que se ve escucha por aquí. Posdata: sí el mundo está lleno de gente aburrida, por lo general es la más popular. Ya por favor acepten que quieren se amados. La rutina de “odio el amor romántico” se está poniendo de hueva.

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love morissey - hate nazis

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Manche Texte finde ich schon etwas Strange ( "Irish blood, english heart") aber vielleicht steigere ich mich da jetzt auch rein oder habe eine falsche Perspektive. Ansonsten super Album. "He is the first of the gang" , "I like you" ...

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Bei mir kommen ganz viele Erinnerungen an die Zeit vorm Abi hoch wenn ich das höre. Das Album war 2005 auf dem mp3-Player, den ich von meinem Freund geliehen hatte. Tolles Album, aufregende Zeit, keine Smartphones :)

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Hab im Gegensatz zu euch zwar keine Ahnung, wer das ist, hab das Album aber sehr gerne einfach 2-3x durchlaufen lassen. Sehr gute Entdeckung.

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There are some genuine bops on here, and Morrisey is as sharp and sardonic as ever. It's pretty good.

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Me gusto, no se entre 3.5 y 4

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I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Powerful lyrics, great vocals. Might have to give some more Morrissey/Smiths a try.

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Brilliant album. Great pop songs. Witty, heartfelt, acerbic. One of his best post Smiths records. Highlights: Irish blood, English heart; I Have Forgiven Jesus; First of the Gang to Die.

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Monster

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pretty nice

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Mon petit pêché mignon que ce bon vieux Morissey, présent pour la 37ème fois en 2 semaines dans notre bon vieux générateur. Je craque toujours pour sa fine epaisseur d'algue, entourant un riz cuit a point, qui laisse place à une explosion de saveurs avec la découverte du coeur saumon/avocat. A n'en pas douter, le meilleur élément de la carte du générateur.

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Está bien.

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some beautiful tracks here - i'm not sorry, first of the gang, you know i couldn't last. Obviously the first signs of dubious politics and being generally unpleasant (...crashing bores, Irish blood, English heart etc., lazy dykes.. ).

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-"America Is Not The World" and "Irish Blood, English Heart" are both pretty awesome -"How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?," "First of the Gang to Die,' "I Like You," and "You Know I Couldn't Last" are quite cool as well

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I dunno what to expect from a Morrissey solo album. Kinda keen? First song name is funny but I'm already bored of the entry level America criticism stuff. See how the rest goes. Second song is really cool. Lyrics are annoying when I listen to them, music and vocal melodies are good if I don't hear the words. Album cover is pure arrogance. Got old towards the end - every song sounded the same and had the same "ooh look at me I'm an edgelord" attitude. Still, 3/5.

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Fine music, I like his voice, cadence, etc fine enough. Just not my style lyrically. Too eccentric yet...blunt?

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Musically interesting, but lyrically too hamfisted.

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Pretty OK.

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Not bad but nowhere near his early stuff. Interesting first song.

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I didn't know any of the songs on this album. I though the first two songs were kinda interesting. I do like the sound of Morrisey's voice.

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2.8

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Decent. Not his best work but decent

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Kind of done with Morrissey at this point. But it's okay.

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oh Morrissey

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same morrissey vibe as ever: the great songs are *great* and the non-great songs are....not great.

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Probably the last of his great albums before he outed himself as the rock n' roll Nigel Farage. These days big mouth strikes again and again and again and heaven knows I'm miserable now.

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frustratingly not that bad to listen to. if only he wasn't such a bell end. like a huge bell end. I've got some decent memories of this album due to being about the time i went to all the festivals and he was also at a lot of them probably crying about burgers.

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Schönes Britpop Album. Gleichwohl auch ein paar Lieder, die ich erstmal als "Füller" bezeichnen würde. Andererseits, zwei echt geile Lieder. *He was the first of the gang...*

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Hmmmmm…I like The Smiths and I like Morrisey but this album just passed me by….one great tune does not an album maketh! Poor compared to what I was expecting. But as with all music, one mans milk is another mans poison. Don’t start on this if you’re like “hmmmmm Smiths and Morrisey” 3 stars.

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-i thought it was pretty good -think my favorite song is I Have Forgiven Jesus

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Nice, although most songs sound the same.

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Morrissey; the icing on Johnny marrs cake. Unfortunately if you take away the cake, you’ve got a lump of inedible icing. Just dull!

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So British. I particularly enjoyed that most of the songs were under 4 minutes. Didn't hate it, but not my cup of tea.

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Musically great, could be a great album with a different frontman. Lyrically sounds like it was written by a 14 year old. Probably a 4/5 if it was an instrumental album.

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Tired of Morrisey at this point in his career. Tired of "comeback" albums on this list as well. This doesn't resonate for me emotionally. I feel like his lyrics have become less refined and more clumsy on this. Production is too clean and verging into corny territory at times. It's also got one of the lamest album covers I've ever seen.

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I like the Smiths but can’t get into this. - Pete

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false

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Meh. He's got a lovely voice, and writes heartfelt lyrics, but the sound is just boring to me!

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Not my vibe at all tbh

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Ew, just could not get into this one. Listened to the first few tracks, skipped through the rest. Sorry.

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Naja

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Neet mien tas thee

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Couldn’t finish it. Morrissey went way overboard on sounding pretentious and entitled and it’s not a good look. The production is stellar, I’ll give him that.

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Meh, just not a morrisey fan

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Tried hard to like this album....but just couldnt.

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I liked this when it first came out. Even bought it. Nice tunes and some interesting lyrics. Just not enough to make me want a repeat listen.

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I'm sorry Morrissey. I just don't care. Every time I hear you, I just think about how middling The Smiths would have been without Johnny Marr. It was a big hurdle for me to get to the point that I liked the Smiths. Then, I even learned to like them BECAUSE of your voice and lyrics (never thought that would happen). I need more time to be interested in your solo work (and you need to find a better guitarist to replace Marr). Better yet, make amends with Johnny and get the band back together.

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Whew. Opening with capital Opinions on America and Forgiving Jesus soured me to this one pretty hard. Kudos to Morrissey, though: His musicality keeps things from sliding all the way into Melodrama. The sonar beep on I'm Not Sorry is even pretty interesting. Great cover, too. But Moz: Still not for me.

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I like Morrissey but not this album.

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First song was hilarious. Rest of the album sounded about the same, just with different lyrics for each song. Maybe shoulda paid more attention to the lyrics because they're clearly the focus of the music. Beyond the lyrics, there's not much here musically.

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Some off the melodies are quite good but the lyrics and the singing just makes it sad music for sad people

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Ooof. This almost seems like a satirical take on Morrissey. 8th graders might find this deep.

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When an musician continues to make music that is generally irrelevant (or redundant), there are only 2 reasons -- they are a narcissist and desire to prove they are special, or they are a true artist and their very life demands they make music. Which is Morrissey? On this record, I choose the former. The last album that had any relevance for me was "Southpaw Grammar," but that was "the end of the family line."

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Very cheesy, not sure why this is on the list. Didn’t finish the album.

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Ugh. Somebody get this guy some Zoloft or something… sad sack singer writing sad sack songs. And while I appreciate the spirit behind “America is Not the World” (a song sadly MORE relevant now than in 2004), it doesn’t mean I like listening to it. Pretentious and overwrought. Pass.

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I really dont like You Are The Quarry

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Fuck Morrissey

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