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He never bores me, he never disappoints.,
This review is from: World Peace Is None Of Your Business (Audio CD)
If you don't like Morrissey already, then I don't expect this record will change your mind. If you do like Morrissey already, well, that doesn't mean you'll like this record... Say what you want about Morrissey, but at least he isn't boring, and unlike some artists he has kept some variety throughout his career. This does mean that some Morrissey fans only like the first couple of albums, some don't like anything released since the 90s, and so on... Personally I like pretty much everything he's done, with the exception of the Maladjusted album, and I think Years of Refusal (the last album, from 2009) was one of his best for a long time. World Peace though certainly does stand out against the more recent Morrissey records. It reminds me a little of Kill Uncle, and perhaps even recalls some Smiths era sounds, but at the same time this certainly isn't a backwards looking album. There is a strong, bright and confident feel that I've not heard in some time. The producer has clearly done a great job, and the band have been allowed to stretch themselves beyond the more conventional sounds heard on the last few releases. I don't think anyone was expecting anything as adventurous as this. In my opinion though this really is up amongst his best work - certainly deserving a place alongside Vauxhall & I and Your Arsenal. I struggled over whether this really is a five star piece of work, but i'm certain it deserves more than four stars. Don't be fooled by the 'singles' releases over the past few months - they really don't represent the best material on the record, and don't think the deluxe edition bonus disc isn't worth bothering with either - a couple of tracks there are a little on the middling side, but others are up there with the best on the album. Can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
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Initial post: 14 Jul 2014 21:30:21 BDT
Agreed. "Mountjoy" is a personal favourite, and I'm glad the deluxe includes Scandinavia and Art Hounds!
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2014 23:11:11 BDT
Rufus Oculus says:
First impressions as it has only just arrived. Some pretty arrangements. Better than the chug a lug backing of Years of Refusal. Grateful for the bonus disc as Scandinavia especially seems excellent. Some god awful rhymes! Will have to live with it a couple of weeks and post a more considered review.
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 15:50:22 BDT
Steven C. says:
5 stars? So the same star rating as Vauxhall and I and The Queen Is Dead?
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 13:01:50 BDT
John Wrong says:
Quite a fair review. I always find it hard to judge Morrissey's albums when I first hear them. Certain songs have a habit of getting under my skin only after some repeated listening. The words are so important with Morrissey and the meanings and significance are not always immediately apparent with one or two plays. After a week or so of listening, I'm really loving Oboe Concerto which seems full of cryptic significance and reminds me a little of Life is a Pigsty, another song whose depths only became visible after some time.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2014 23:04:39 BDT
Moz fans are too loyal,last great albums were Vauxhall and I and Southpaw.I've got all the albums since but always return to these.
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