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Your Arsenal

Morrissey

1992

Your Arsenal

Album Summary

Your Arsenal is the third studio album by English singer Morrissey, released on 27 July 1992 by record label HMV. The album received critical acclaim and reached number 4 on the UK Albums Chart.

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Rating

3.02

Votes

3822

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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Not this moaning xenophobe again. I'm still trembling here, with him stood behind me, greasing up his penis, forcing me to eat brussel sprouts. Vegan tosser.

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What do people want from Morrissey? All he's really guilty of is being a curmudgeon. He's always gone out of his way to say inflammatory things to the press, only to contradict himself in later interviews. But people seem to take Morrissey's shit so seriously. The homo-erotic sect suggests he's in the closet, and ashamed to admit his sexuality. Apparently, the dude simply hates sex. But he certainly loves animals (Morrissey was the first and still only artist to successfully prohibit McDonald's from selling food during one of his concerts in California, something not even famed vegetarian Paul McCartney could pull off). We can all agree that Morrissey probably isn't the most pleasant person to hang out with, which is something you could say about most of the artists who appear on this list. Yet people who've likely never met Morrissey hold some insane personal grudge against him to the point where they write off his music. I'm talking about people who cut their teeth listening to The Smiths, who suddenly read some "shocking" quote Morrissey off-handedly gave to a music writer and it completely changes their mindset. And the thing of it is, Morrissey has been doing this shit his entire life! If you're upset at something Morrissey said or did recently, just give it a few minutes. He'll change completely and move on to something else. He's the British Neil Young, and overall his musical catalog is on par with Ol' Neil. This is possibly The Great White Mope's best solo album, although I can't say that with certainty since I have yet to listen to all of them. This was one I owned on Compact Disc when it was first released, so I was already familiar with it. Not surprisingly, it holds up better than most of the CD's I bought in 1992. I don't want to be friends with Morrissey, but I do enjoy a lot of his music.

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5

I know, i know... im as surprised as you are

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3.5 - Is this what Brexit sounds like? Here's a supremely talented band and singer who manage to screw it up because Morrissey can't stop moaning about problems that only the most provincial of Brits would care about.

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Yeah, I thought it was pretty good. People always ask who's your Arsenal. For me it's not the invincibles, it's not "it's up for grabs now" Michael Thomas Fever Pitch et al Arsenal, it's not record breaking FA Cup winning Arsenal or Xhaka getting sent off or Jack Wilshere getting injured. No, it's Carl Jenkinson and co getting beaten 8-2 at Old Trafford with "with a packet of sweets and a cheeky smile, Arsene Wenger is a paedophile " playing in the background.

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4

Another beautiful Morrissey album. One I have sadly neglected, I always seem to listen to Viva Hate or a Smiths when I need a shot of Morrissey's wry humour, deprication and stinging commentary. But Your Arsenal is worthy of attention too. 4 stars

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Oh great, another Morrissey album. I wonder if he's still sad all the time. Okay, it turns out this album is actually pretty fun and not the absolutely crucifying experience I've come to associate with Morrissey. Lots of diversity in the music, and it works well with his voice. Does this mean that I like Morrissey? 4/5

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“Were the last British people you will ever know” sounds pretty sus when you remember Morrissey’s racist shit.

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fuck morissey, he was never a gud musician just was at the right place at the right time. look like the asshole guy who be treating his girl badly

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RACIST CUNT

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4

Was surprised how rock-focused this is. Some songs are still reminiscent of the Smiths, but others go for some straight-forward rock. It's nice. Lyrics are still on-point. Favorite tracks: "The National Front Disco", "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

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The worst man who’s music I will love forever. Not his smiths best but still very decent and one of his best solo efforts. 4/5

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Gros problème dès le départ : l'album s'ouvre sur la mélodie de la chanson Un Rayon de Soleil de William Baldé. Si on met ça de côté, c'est du Morrissey tout craché : de bons morceaux et une horrible pochette.

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Idk... not that into the music and he keeps singing about things that make me think he's an asshole.

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So so album, and then he went mad.

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Morrissey can get in the sea.

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Too much morrisseyyyyyy

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Morrissey

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No.

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No.

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I'm digging this right away

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YES YES YES morrissey is everythingggg!

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Great album

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Excellent

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5

Que discazo del bien. Es atemporal. 1000/1000 ludomatics

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5

Great album!❤️

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I actually really enjoyed this

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5

The third solo album The Smiths vocalist Morrrissey. Perfect rockabilly / glam rock. One of the best albums in England of 1992. I liked it very much. Will definitely listen it again and again.

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5

I feel like Morrissey would be great to see live, but no songs really stood that much out from eachother. I take that back, "We'll Let You Know" is very nice. Ok they're all very different actually goddamn. And otherwise I enjoyed it all. I gotta go and listen to some more The Smiths. "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" got me in a fucking trance damn. 4, could be a 5 actually, na 4 is good. The way the songs get better over time reminds me of Arctic Monkeys ngl. Damn, people really hate this guy, and well, most of the lyrics on this album does make him seem like an asshole who's bitter that his band left him. it's great music though. 5 lol

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I fucking love that

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Does anybody think you could describe his voice as spooky? I think that's a good descriptor. I liked the album a lot! Cool sound, Def a vibe

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"Your Arsenal" is the third studio album from Morrissey and features a new band. The album was produced by Mitch Ronson (former David Bowie guitarist) and you can tell with influences and homages to David Bowie, T. Rex and even The Smiths. The music is more rockin' than his two previous albums which is obvious on his first few songs. Of course, Morrissey, during this time, was involved in controversy with accusations of Nazi racism with one of the songs, "The National Front Disco," wishing a variety of deaths (to The Smiths' biographer Johnny Roman's and wishing a motorway pileup) and performed wearing the Union Jack Flag with a back drop of two skin-head girls. Regardless, the music on this album is great: rockin, tuneful, lyrics, a band. And, the title "Your Arsenal" has a possible triple entendre: the power you command, pun on on 'your arse an' all,' and a jab at the Arsenal football team fandom. The album starts out with two hard rocking songs. Great wah-wah wobbly guitar reminiscent of Guns N' Roses begins "Your Gonna Need Someone on Your Side." A "Peter Gunn" rockabilly bass comes in and now the music sounds like X (the band)...that's a good thing. Morrissey's lyrics are probably about offering a friend help who doesn't want it. The second single "Glamorous Girl" continues the muscular rock with great guitar in the intro and throughout. Moz first sung about the queen being dead years before and now it's London. He is apparently angry with his home country. The second half of the album continues the barrage of good songs. The first single "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" again has a great guitar intro (pattern here?) And just a killer melody and chorus. It's more in the pop-rock category and has sort of soft-loud-soft dynamics which I'm a sucker for. Self-explanatory lyrics. "Tomorrow" ends the album and is one of my favorite Morrissey tunes. Another great pop song melody. A classic Smith's sounding song. Is it about not wanting to leave the morning after spending the night with someone, just getting old or both? I have to admit this is the first Morrissey album I've listen to in its entirety. I have no idea why? I've listened to all The Smiths' albums and have heard most of these songs. Anyway, it's a great album and in the conversation for some of his best work.

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great

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1st Morrisey exposure, need to check it out more

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Rocking and rolling with morrissey, who would want more

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So much 90s angst. I loved it!

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I had never heard of Morrissey, but did kind of like this.

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ach ist schon sehr nice - 4

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Yo a Morrissey no lo puedo criticar. Cualquier cosa que haga me parecerá de bien para arriba. Puede que sea este su disco con menos éxitos pero para mi está bien. Y las tres canciones seguidas que forman: Certain people I know, We hate it when our friends become successful y You're the one for me, Fatty.

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Morrissey...

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Just about my favourite Morrissey solo album but some of the more problematic lyrics seem even more questionable in light of his recent madnesses.

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4

El Morrisey más sucio y ruidoso. Psicobilly y glam, pop esquisi. Mi favorito del prenda.

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4

Yes it's Morrissey. I'm not as bothered by his voice as others, although time has proven him to be just as disagreeable publicly as his bandmates found him privately. Still, his solo work has touches of The Smiths with some extra rock riffs and typically sardonic lyrics.

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A segunda metade não é tão boa quanto a primeira e fuck you Morrissey, porém discaço.

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Morrissey is just as irreverent as ever, and a lot of tracks on here jams, even if they aren't Smiths-tier masterpieces. I'll be putting "National Front Disco" on repeat for a few days, though!

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4

Really solid Alt Rock album. F**k Morrissey tho

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good

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I love Glamorous Glue, Certain People I Know, You’re the One for Me Fatty, national front disco, and I know it’s gonna happen someday. I’m digging the rock vibes and also smoothness of this album it’s something I can have on in the background and just enjoy

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It's not the best album of Morrissey, but four songs saved it, hence 3.5* which is equal 4*

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3.5

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Tomorrow is my favorite.

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4

Liked this one. Bass playing is great, songs are good. A little whiney though. Would check out again

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4

Fuck Morrissey but yeah great album

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Really, mine?

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Ok ahora sí escucho las raíces de Pablo honey.4

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Whilst it's becoming increasingly hard to divorce the art from the individual, I'm still not yet to let Morrissey go. This is certainly not the album I'd choose to make a greatest albums of all time list, but it does represent an interesting point in his career with vestiges of Smiths sounds evident in much of the content.

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A lot better (and upbeat) than I thought it would be.

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4

Was One of my favorites when I was 18

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This was cool - you forget how cool he was these days, now you know he’s become such a twat

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Morriseylla on hieno ääni ja fraseeraus, mikä luo teksteihin viiltävän sävyn. Myös musan puolesta aika jees. En tiiä annanko näitä liikaa mut 4/5

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4

Great album

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When I first saw this next listen I wasn’t thrilled. Morrissey conjures images of too-cool college music I never really related to. I’m not in the mood for angsty, miserable music… It was with some surprise that I enjoyed the first track, “You’re Gonna Need Someone On Your Side.” It rocked more than I expected - I enjoyed it. Then “Glamorous Glue” sounded a bit more rock than I expected. The third song, which was closer to what I had initially expected, was still pretty good if not my favorite. So what’s this? I’m enjoying Morrissey? I loved “The National Front Disco.” What? You can dance to Morrissey? “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” gave me a chuckle. Not entirely sure what to make of “You’re The One For Me, Fatty”… but it is catchy. “I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday” is downright optimistic… What’s this? A hopeful Morrissey song?! And closing the album with a request for a hug? It looks like I… misjudged. I liked this a whole lot more than expected. I still could use a bit more vocal variety, and I’m not sure I can distinguish a lot of the songs as they kind of blend together, but I enjoyed this. Maybe not something I’ll often play from start to finish often but I wouldn’t object to it, and there are a lot of songs I will happily revisit again.

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I've never been a huge fan of The Smiths and didn't expect to like this much but then You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side started with Peter Gunns a-blazin' and made me all, like, whoa. I also loved the next track, the driving Glamorous Glue, and the last two tracks I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday and Tomorrow. The tracks in the middle were more what I expected and kind of mushed all together for me. But the tracks I liked were enough to push this from a 3 to a 4.

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Wow, how did I miss this one for thirty years? I guess I just lost track of Morrissey at some point. This album rocks, and Morrissey sounds great on it. I loved it.

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4

Good one, Moz

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4

Not bad. Solid.

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4

cool and enjoyable

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😍🤮

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4

Doing some quick catch up. Liking this so far. Also a bit not what I expected from Morrisey; not as mopey as I might have guessed. Nothing super special, I guess, but I'll round up.

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4

He’s not someone I would hang out with, but I can’t deny he creates some good music. The opening track is my favorite.

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4

Really good. Unsurprisingly heavy given what Morrissey was doing before and after. Also seems to be from before he completely lost the plot

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This is great!

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A song that was in mid90s

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This isn’t the best he’s done, but I love what he does and this works well throughout.

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¿Eres tú Morrisey? Creo que finalmente un disco de él que me guste. Sigo sin ser fan de la voz y el estilito como impostado y nasal, pero al menos estas canciones tienen más caracter y menos drama que las otras de él y de los Smiths que habíamos oído. En especial me gustó "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side".

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¡Vaya sorpresa! Cuando vi que este disco era de Morrissey pensé que sería otro disco que escucharía una vez para no volver a pensar en él. Al contrario de la expectativa, el disco comienza muy bien, con gran ritmo y buena melodía en el bajo, gran rock. Continua con energía y comienzan a aparecer baladas, muy al estilo de The Smiths, pero siento que balancean muy bien a las otras canciones. No es un hoyo de depresión introspectiva sino que está muy bien calibrado. Duración perfecta, letras interesantes y buenas melodías generan una grata, grata experiencia. Sólido 4. Songs: You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side, Tomorrow

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I kind of stopped paying attention to what Morrissey was up to after his first 2 solo albums. Turns out that was a mistake, because Your Arsenal is pretty fantastic. The album starts off with a surprisingly harder edge than you would expect, which really works for Morrissey. He is more in tune with his band on this album than he had been up to that point and it's probably a more cohesive group of songs as a result. Morrissey's self deprecating yet acidic humor remains, but there's something else as well. There's disappointment and regret, as well as a vulnerability that feels honest, making these some of the most relatable songs I've ever heard from him. The album lacks a strong pop single a la "Suedehead" or "Everyday is Like Sunday," but taken on the whole, this is an excellent collection of songs. This may in fact be his best album. Fave Songs: I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday, You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side, Glamorous Glue, We'll Let You Know, Certain People I Know, Seasick, Yet Still Docked

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Nice to hear some raw rock morrisey

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You don’t have to like him to know this is a really good album.

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4

Pop-rock. Klinkt goed. Leuk album. ****

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4

I always thought that Morrissey was an ass. I still think that. But this album is pretty damn good

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7/10. Pretty good.

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Like fish without chips, like torville without dean, like united without Ferguson… it’s decent but it’s just not the same. Viva la Smiths!

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I notice that my (rare and inconsistent) scores correlate quite closely to whether I can play the songs on the guitar. A low bar to be sure. This was one of the most well-worn albums of my college years, and most often listened to in my car on trips to and from Richmond/NoVA—side A of the tape was this album and side B was Bona Drag and I’d get through both on the ride. Clearly I’m dating myself because today, that same trek would require at least 4 albums. Or the Hamilton soundtrack 1.5 times. I listened to this album so much that the tape sounded warped, so I had to invest 15 of my 1993 dollars in a CD which limited my listening to my one and only CD played in my dorm. Hence the driving soundtrack. I originally started this review by recounting what each song evokes for me. But then I realized that that’s just an n of one and won’t mean much to anyone else. As I listen to this album with 47-year-old ears, I get why it’s not that impressive to others. But my 18-year-old ears couldn’t get enough. I like the rockabilly sound of some of the songs (You’re Gonna Need Someone on Your Side, the lullaby of others (We’ll Let You Know), the battlecry of I Know it’s Gonna Happen. We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful was, embarrassingly, resonated for me well into my 20s. But the perfect juxtaposition of yester-Bethany and present-day-Bethany is You’re the One for Me Fatty. My self-conscious, distorted body-imaged-self found this to be my personal theme song at the time. I even think my stupid college boyfriend “jokingly” serenaded me with this song. I don’t know what the hell it’s supposed to mean. But since Queen says Fat-Bottomed Girls make the rocking’ world go ‘round, I’m gonna go with England is more accepting of all body types (please don’t ruin this for me). But honestly I love the drums and little guitar riff. I guess music, at least for me, is all about relating to something in the songs. And I need a lot of time with an album to find the connection. Kind of like friends. Luckily I spend a lot more time with people than I do on this activity or I’d live the sad little life that Mr. Asshole Morrissey is living now.

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4

This was a pretty solid Morrissey album. I have a limited subset of his songs in my general rotation and none of these are them. Mostly rock and with predictable rhythms, but with that trademark voice that I like and the rambling and the weird noise that I also like. Overall, just a solid album. My favorite part was the piano nod at the very end to Sing me to Sleep, a great song and worthy of the musical hat tip.

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I am big on Smiths but never heard any of Morrissey's solo work, this is pretty great I am surprised that he holds up without Johnny Marr. Also, Mark Ronson's production is great and filled with obvious glam-rock sensibilities.

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3

Very solid pop record. Lots of hints of what I can only identify as early Arctic Monkeys influence, and at times close to Metric, which feels like a strange comparison indeed. Less out-there than Bowie, though, and I don't get the lyrical appeal just yet.

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3

Pretty sure this was the last Morrissey album I ever listened to, basically due to its lack of musical subtly.

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3

Love the record. Hate the human. 5 for the music and 1 for the person. So it gets a 5 with an asterik.

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3

I prefer his stuff with the Smiths, but this is still a good listen. I'd give it a 3.5 if possible.

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3

Did not dislike as much as I thought I would, mostly due to instrumentation. But, it's ok.

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3

Some nice production touches here and there but nothing I'd come back to.

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Het is muziek, niet vreselijke muziek, maar ook geen geweldige muziek

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3

Decent

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3

I had heard the name but never his music. This album was okay at best.

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3

It's like... well, morrissey. ticks the boxes. another one i'd like to give 3.5

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3

Not a huge Morrissey fan, but its ok.

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3

Didn't mind but find most Morrissey forgettable

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3

Not actually that bad. Always thought of Morrissey as a moany bastard with shit music. Was surprised that his music isn’t that bad.

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3

It was pretty good, but I wish that I could rate half stars because ideally I'd give it 2.5

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3

Pretty good.

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A primeira canção, you're gonna need someone on your side, é qualquer coisa. Gosto dos instrumentos carregados do álbum, sente-se um peso diferente, mas muitas das músicas passam ao lado, é um bom álbum que não me cativou tanto. Nota:6/10

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3

Identifiable sound from Morrisey, enjoyed listening

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Du très très grand Morrissey. En effet, le chanteur sympathisant skinhead nous alpague avant même de lancer l'album, à l'aide d'une pochette dévoilant toute son humasexualité. On peut dès lors lancer l'album dans de très bonnes conditions, nous sommes dans l'univers de Morrissey. Il va alors nou enchaîner de prouesses dont il a le secret. Ici, il critique ouvertement les hommes de couleur, les déclarant indignes de la race humaine. Là-bas, il arborre une perruque blonde, se mettant a nu et se déclarant femme, tel ses idoles de jeunesses les New York Dolls. De plus, Morrissey ne cesse de se manipuler les tetons tout au long de l'écoute. Cet album fut plus qu'une écoute, mais bel et bien un voyage dans la fantaisie du raciste chouchou de Robert Dimery

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3

Had no idea this guy and his band of way far out of the closet cock lovers did anything that didn't make me instantly vomit up yesaterday's breakfast. The opener on this one's surprisingly decent rockin' with that heavy take on surf themes in the instrumentals. The shoegaze elements in #3 were a totally unexpected touch of psych cool. Sadly otherwise the track foreshadows the descent into crap that the album takes from there. #5's gay country rock marks a bit of a low point of almost no return. With the exception of #8 and #9's cute vibey instrumental work, the rest of it is - while still head and shoulders above most anything I've heard of his before - mostly varying degrees of insufferable. If anything, the saving grace here overall is the psychey studio mix touches and samples sprinkled throughout, well that and the uniqueness afforded by the overt campness of it all.

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3

I think maybe another Morrissey album could be very good but this one isn't stunning really

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3

klassischer Morrissey Sound. grundsätzlich 1 Punkt Abzug weil er so ein Trottel ist.

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3

I especially enjoyed the first few songs that had more of a hard, raw guitar sound. I would definitely take a full album of that. The rest was a bit hit and miss but I still enjoyed it. A definite 3.5 but I'm not as eager to replay the whole thing like I typically would for a 4.

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3

Dodgy lyrics, and it's not The Smiths, but worth a listen

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Another one I really enjoyed, but then, I like Morrisey. Lots of people don’t so it isn’t going to be for everyone! Worth a listen though, even if you’re not a fan. Kind of album I’d recommend to someone to start with Morrisey!

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3

Haven't loved Morrisey in the past, but this album did work very well. A surprise!

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Energetic album. Wouldn't mind hearing it again.

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3

I think this the first time I have willfully listened to Morrissey. It is an alright album.

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3

Rock and roll. A little strange but not the worst.

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funky fresh vibes but dude’s a tory so

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3

It’s Morrissey. It’s not The Smiths. It’s just fine.

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61. Bola para um lado, homem para o outro. A derrota é garantida. Vamos lá, é o momento da tua vida. Bola para um lado, homem para o outro. Tu consegues. Tu consegues. Tu consegues, caralho. Homem para um lado, bola para o outro. Andiamo, andiamo. Imagina-te já na rotunda da Central Square, caneco na mão, milhares de pessoas gritando o teu nome, milhões brindando nos bares. Hoje vão ser feitos bebés, muitos terão o teu nome. Serás estátua, estádio, feriado nacional. Ficarás na História como o carrasco que fez cumprir a vontade de uma Nação. Não terás sido figura passiva. És História a acontecer. Saboreia o momento. Quatro passos e já está. Por agora, bola para um lado. Homem para o ou--- MotA: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful "With the world's fate resting on your shoulder / You're gonna need someone on your side"

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3

Music was fine, just lesser Smith's really. Some problematic lyrics that remind you who you're listening to.

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3

Conflicted about this one

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3

Kind of bland. Every song sounds the same.

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3

Listenable. Did not care for the slow tracks.

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3

This was a good album - slightly above average but not great. Top tracks: You’re gonna need someone on your side Certain people I know I know it’s gonna happen someday

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3

Lyrically it seems shock value is rated highly tunes wise it harks back all over the place.

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3

I'm listening to Morrissey and I'm not…sad??? Seriously though, Morrissey takes a lot of hits for being the original emo downer, but this is an upbeat rocker.

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3

Much different from The Smiths sound of Morrissey. We'll let you know has some very not PC overtones. I mean its a great Morrissey album, its just if you are on the fence about him like I am, then its hard to say if it shifts it for me out of 3 territory.

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3

Pretty decent album. Nice variety of sounds, and Morrissey is a decent singer as well. A bit felt too poppy for my taste, and therefore forgettable, but I wasn't offended by it. 3 stars.

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Rock

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I know of Morrissey but have never really heard his solo or other work. Reminds me a bit of the limited U2 I’ve heard. Alright but no real standouts.

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Harder edged than classic Smiths albums but Morrissey's distinct croon adds in unique color throughout.

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Was OK,

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Not bad, a few bangers, torch songs, overall pretty decent.

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I'd never been part of the Morrissey bandwagon, but of course his music is inescapable and his voice so unique. A good, but forgetable album that you listen to without any stand out tracks. Pleasant.

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First listening didn't impress me much, but after 3rd or 4th some of the songs appealed to me, especially Certain People I Know and We Hate When Our Friends Become Successful. Alright, it sounds as a really early indie. Satisfactory.

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I wanted to hate it but it was disappointingly mediocre

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7/10

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This rocked more than I had anticipated. Still not the biggest Morrissey fan but liking him more each time I listen to him. 3 stars.

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I'm finding Morrissey's singing still quite annoying, but this album didn't sound all too bad.

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Just one of many solid Morrissey solo albums, solid as in very solid. Sure, if you select his best solo songs you get material for a couple of albums that nicely compare with any Smiths album, but it is not clear why this album is on the list.

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J’ai bien aime des bout et trouve l’ensemble assez bien. Certaines chamsoms sont tombes a plat. 3.25

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Die stem vind ik echt erg fijn. Niet enorm gegrepen door de muziek verder.

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I like. Smiths vind ik erg tof en op deze soloplaat staan een aantal nummer die heel dicht bij het Smiths-geluid komen.

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Mjah, ik had hier toch iets meer van verwacht.

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Está chido, pero refuerza mi no gusto.

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Instinctively I was repulsed when I saw that there was another album with this guy however I did enjoy this album as a whole more than "Queen is Dead" by the Smiths. Some lyrics are a bit dodgy. "Glamourous Glue" shows Tories have never changed. Finding out "You're the One for Me, Fatty" is supposedly about Chas Smash of Madness was surprising.

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I mean despite being a piece of shit the man makes good music 3

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I'm never sure where to sit with his solo stuff. Christ morissey moans a lot, and there's some dodgy lyrics, but despite that there's a couple of really good songs and I liked this album. Fuck morissey tho!

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Morrissey was always “slash your wrists” kind of music, but sometimes with a political stance as well. As a result in my youth I hated it, drab, downbeat and melancholy. Today in reflection I may have been a little too harsh, however it’s still not music I enjoy nor would I search him out on Spotify. 3/5 on a good day

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Smiths fast lite rivigare - gillade, men inget jag kommer snurra på daglig basis kanske

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inte koll på va han pysslat med själv efter smiths mer än att va oskön, men tyckte det va bra men inte WOW

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Lyssnade inte supernoga, men gillade det! Ska ge det mer av en chans med Morrissey, för att vara lite konservativ får den nog en

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Morrissey has a distinctive voice. I quite liked it at first but by the time the Smiths were done, his voice was starting to wear on me. Some of the louder songs such as Glamorous Glue and The National Front Disco are enjoyable partly since the heavier sound is different for him and done well but also since the louder music disguises his voice.

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Interesting

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Listened Before: N I came in with preconceived notions about Morrisey and I have to say, I was a bit wrong. Pros: This was more of a rocker than I thought I would be getting from the former Smiths frontman. The first song, especially, was almost a grunge song. I can say I actually liked the rest of this well enough to listen a second time. His voice pretty great as well.. Cons: Morrisey comes off pretentious in everything I've ever listened to. This album is no different. However, I think maybe if I lighten up a bit, it comes off a bit more just sarcastic. The cover of this album is ridiculous, too. Apparently he thought he was pretty hot shit. Added to Library? N Songs added to Playlist: "You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side", "Certain People I Know"

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The Smiths on tosi lähellä mun herttaa ja toki esim Morriseyn Viva Hate on todella upee tuotos myös soolopuolelta. Vaikka itse jäbästä voi olla mieltä niin musa tällä levyllä ei ihan saanut mua kiljumaan riemusta. Hienoja melodioja ja muutamii lyyrisii koukkuja mutta ei kyl tarjonnu mulle kauheesti uutta. 3/5

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I know what Morrissey's vocal stylings sound like, but I can't think of any Morrissey tune that I know...certainly nothing on this album. I didn't think that I would like a full album of Morrissey, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Some rockin' and some droning, but in total, it was okay.

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Melted into the background a bit. Pretty subdued pop rock sound. Definitely some Bowie influences. Pleasant, but nothing special.

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I'm writing this right after listening and I don't remember anything about this album. Maybe there was a song about a fatty? Idk. Not great, not terrible. 2.5 if I could.

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Decent sound but nothing banging

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First two tracks are pretty heavy ("You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side" and "Glamorous Glue") but the rest is a bit more chill. Not quite as good as the other Morrissey album I had ("You Are The Quarry")

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I enjoyed it but not my favorite Morrissey album.

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Bueno

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Well, this is surprisingly up tempo and un-morose for Morrissey. I choose to give all the credit to Mick Ronson. But I don't hate this.

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ehhhhhh, i dunno about this mr morrissey. also fuck morrissey.

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I quite like the album sonically but i can’t really try to ignore who the artist is. Especially not with the lyrics of some tracks like ”We’ll let you know” and ”The national front disco”(i know the latter one is supposedly satire but seeing morriseys own opinions on the topic kinda blurs the line) so i guess i’ll give it a 3/5 but its honestly closer to a 3.5

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So there is a period of time where Morrissey's popularity makes sense, and maybe 1992 was it. His vocals remain reminiscent of the 80s, singing from the top of the mouth rather than from the throat or gut, and musically the album is melodically pleasing. It would be objective to say that this album is good and worth listening to, except that the stench of Morrissey's musical messiah complex still manages to linger. If the listener can compartmentalize Morrissey from his own work on this album, one should have fun with it.

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Good, not great.

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i can't tell if this is supposed to be kinda cheesy or not, but i can't help but smile when the guitars veer into batman theme territory. had a good time with this album

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I’m gonna need to figure out the secret to Morrisey’s success on this album. He’s gonna have to give up the goods. Either that or maybe the record company is gonna have to tell me. I was gonna say Mick Ronson, the producer, was gonna have to let me know, but he died a year after this album and can’t. The real secret are songs with “Gonna” in the title as they are the strengths of this album (Your Gonna Need Someone On Your Side, I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday). Or better yet, Mark E. Levin is the success engine because he wrote the music for both those songs, the only two he wrote on the album. There are some other solid songs on this album too like Glamorous Glue and Certain People I Know. I would venture to say that there are not any truly bad songs on the album. Just not enough other solid ones to lift this album higher. Looking back at The Smiths reviews, I hated Morrisey’s voice while I enjoy it here. Im not sure what changed, but this is by far Morrisey’s best performance I’ve heard so far. I definitely like this album and would listen again. 3 & 1/3 star.

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I had low expectations. They were met.

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Don't like his droney voice. Album was ok. Morrissey is a cunt

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It was kind of a big meh for me. Not all out unlistenable but definitely not going to return to this one.

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Don't really like morrissey or the smiths but thought it was ok

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meh

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Didn't love it

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God Morrissey’s solo albums are so bland. 5/10

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Meh

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Not my style

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Eléctrico. Muy para fans de Morrissey

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We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" Released: 27 April 1992 "You're the One for Me, Fatty" Released: 6 July 1992 "Tomorrow" Released: September 1992 "Certain People I Know" Released: 7 December 1992 "Glamorous Glue" Released: 18 April 2011

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Fairly generic rock album. Nothing stand out for me

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Really wasn't feeling this one. I heard a song I liked and I looked over and the album had ended and it was on autoplay...

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Dreary

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Sounds like an album Louis would enjoy

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fuck me, morrissey has 13 solo albums. must be about 8 good songs between them. i've justified that i'm allowed to still listen to the smiths because he wasn't the grade A cunt he is now then, he was more Grade C, a solid cunt but not quite fame hungry facist levels. i don't know where i sit with his solo stuff - it helps that its pretty average at best. 'i know its gonna happen someday' rescued this album from the ignomy of the 1 star bin.

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Hab nur ein wenig reingehört und nicht wirklich Lust bekommen. Kann aber auch am müden Tag gelegen haben.

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Das Album ist nicht gut genug für diese Liste, so sehr ich seine Musik mag...

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It was okay.

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2.5? I really am trying to separate the music from what an asshat he is. But even then, the schtick was getting old towards the end.

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quite boring. but there was not something glaringly wrong about it so. i did like 'i know its gonna happen someday' just wish it didnt have some man talking throughout.

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First listen, and it doesn’t seem very interesting to me. No “pop” to it. Second pass through, a little better, but nothing that grabs me. 2.5 is what I’d like to give

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Didn’t really like this, too slow for me. Won’t re-listen, didn’t favourite any.

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Sounded like a budget INXS.

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Too much 'oouwuuuhh' wankery Sings like he's looking deep into his own eyes in the mirror

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Mess of genres that doesn't really work at all for me. Couple of decent songs.

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Lyrics took away from alright instrumentals

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Not enough here to keep me engaged.

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Meh, the instrumentals don't feel too original and Morrissey is kind of annoying. Still, some interesting lyrics here and there.

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If you're a fan of misery pop and jingly jangly Smiths-style indie rock then go for it. Interesting to hear some of Morrissey's right-wing tendencies come tumbling out in the lyrics, very clumsily done.

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ok but not a big smiths fan so

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Good music somewhat monotone voice in this album

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he's a wanker.

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Interesting lyrics, not very drawn in to the music.

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This was decidedly okay for me. Decent background music for work.

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Okay, I'm not going to line the elderly moronic racist's pocket by listening to one of his consistently mediocre solo efforts. However, when I was younger, I tried all of Morrissey's solo efforts including this and really tried to make myself like them, such was my love for the Smiths. As ever, there are a couple of tracks that give you hope he hadn't lost it - the T-Rex pastiche Certain People I Know, and We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful, which sounds like a Spitting Image parody of the Smiths. But weighing that up against the odious National Front Disco (I think he's lost any right to protest that it's observational or ironic) and the bland plodding pub rock backing of, well, pretty much the rest of the album, and you have an absolute stinker of an album with a couple of promising singles on it. I realise Morrissey is a keen Googler of his own name, so I will say that he desperately needs the other Smiths around him to make the music, and to tell him that he isn't actually as smart or edgy as he thinks he is - especially the ones he sued. If only that double decker bus had crashed into him shortly after the Queen Is Dead. He'd be almost universally loved.

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The most rock of Morrissey's output. Glam and rockabilly echoes, with great band and production by Mick Ronson. But the songs are still Morrisey songs: three note, whinge-fests. I also find his current public persona so xenophobic and unpleasant that I really can't give him any time. Will not listen again.

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He does not deserve even the 0.000001 cents that I gave to him when I listened to this album on Deezer. However, despite all the "personality" thing, this is a very nice album with some reminiscence of "The smiths" that made a good rock album.

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Helaas, Morrissey vind ik al snel vervelen

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Very poor compared to the excellent Vauxhall and I

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I didn't realise the descent of Morrissey into Dad-rock and questionable (to put it mildly) views started as far back as 1992. I liked it more when I thought of Mozza as a hilariously self-absorbed but ultimately harmless character. 2.5/5

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Immediately I groaned when I saw Morrissey lol oopsie I've never been a fan of The Smiths apart from like two songs, and I've never really listened to his solo stuff. But I tried to keep an open mind!! Pros: - I didn't immediately hate it as much as I thought I would - I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday is kind of pretty?? - it's not that long an album Cons - Morrissey has SUCH A BLOODY WHINEY VOICE - I tuned out after about 3 songs - Listening to Morrissey banging on about how "London is dead" and "we're the last British people" brings out a little eyeroll from me every time

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Rätt bra, gillar hans andra plattor mer

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There are a few artists that I respect because they’re good songwriters and lyricists but I hate their voice or their singing so I just can’t listen to them. This list includes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Thom Yorke, and Morrissey. This guy is so whiney, he moans and complains on practically every song. He would not be fun at a dinner party.

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I was pleasantly surprised with the hard rock start, although the riffs are a bit tired, not up to Johnny Marr's standards. The lyrics are classic Morrissey, that is to say, whiny and a bit obvious, but I guess that's what the fans who followed him after the Smiths split wanted. Some critics cite a TRex/glam rock influence, as well as a rockabilly influence but I really can't hear it. Finally, I have to say I'm surprised that Morrissey has 3 albums on 1001.

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One extra star for Mick Ronson's production. But as ever, Moz is whining on in an arch "poor me" style, and flirting with racism.

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Ihan ok, mutta eipä tässä ole mitään mieleenpainuvaa. 2/5. Pakko kans avautua, että hiukan haisee taas brittibias läpi, kun tämäkin tungettu listalle. Morrisseyltä on varmasti anyway mukana Viva Hate ja pari Smithsin levyä, niin oliko tämä nyt sitten sen arvoinen, että vei jonkun eksoottisemman lätyn paikan. "No M nyt vaan on viiden levyn arvoinen tapaus". Hohhoijaa. Jos kuuntelee vaikka Bowien ja Smithsin parhaat, niin mitä tämä enää tarjoaa?

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2.8

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Love The Smiths and earlier Morrissey but struggled to get into this album

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I really liked the Smiths' album from a few weeks ago, but I do not like this album. I don't have too much to say about it, but absolutely none of the songs worked for me.

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not for me

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Very British sounding, pop.

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Ei herättäny suuria tunteita. Ihan ok rokkia

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Meni levy kohtuu pahasti ohi kun oli 36h paasto alla. Se mitä muistan levystä ei anna periksi antaa toista soittokertaa ladatuilla pattereilla. Ehkä ihan syyttä mutta nyt 2*

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Eh fatty

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Woof. Some real hit or miss throughout this one.

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I have come to the conclusion that Morrissey is at his best when he sounds the least like Morrissey.

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It’s painfully obvious in listening to this that Johnny Marr was the heart of The Smiths.

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Ik hoor deze man echt niet zo graag zingen. muzikaal is het wel oké, maar ook geen hoogvlieger

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Madre mía, Morrissey, menudo rollo de disco.

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Not my favorite. The music was depressing and I felt like I was psychiatric evaluation while listening. 0RS

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Not a fan - boring, feel like i'm in the epitome of the 90's I don't like

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Ffs a 3rd morrisey album?

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shite

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Pretty solid production and signs, I just hate Morrissey

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* I still hate morrissey

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Sorry can’t listen to this. Morrissey was never as good solo as he was with Marr, and his racism has spoilt him for me.

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morrissey

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Morrissey is a bad person.

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A very weird choice. All feelings about this hideous man aside, he's released some great albums with and without The Smiths. Viva Hate; Vauxhall and I; You Are The Quarry - all really good and would be understandable inclusions on this list Your Arsenal isn't one of them

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Go read Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt because that conveys my thoughts on Morrissey better than I ever could.

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INSERT NOOSE HERE

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I went into this fucking hating Morrissey. i listened to it...still fucking hate Morrissey

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I could never stand Morrissey’s whiny voice, and this album is no exception. If anything, it has that extra “oh it’s so boring” factor to it.

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this album would get 4 or 5 stars if morrissey wasn’t a racist wanker

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fuck morrissey

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This guy is fucking trash.

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