Being an absolute Morrissey maniac you would think that I would rate every album as a five-star-er. Well, no, that's not the truth. I own nearly all the Smiths and Morrissey albums and none of them compare to the absolute but yet savage beauty of 'Vauxhall and I'. Morrissey's voice seems to sound clearer in this album than any other. This effect creates a direct address to the listener (thanks also to the music which works in perfect unison with Moz's voice). This, probably more than any other Moz album, forces you to stop and listen to every word. (So don't try and listen to this album as background noise, as you will not get anything else done!) The realisation comes, when you listen to THIS album especially, that Morrissey knows more about you and your life than you do! No, I honestly don't think he's stalking everyone- but it makes you wonder! It sounds like cheese-on-toast but you learn so much about life and yourself. It's that Morrissey charm, he is singing about everything you thought about once and quickly put to the back of your mind. I'm not really doing much justice to this album! It's hard to describe how much of yourself you will see in this album and how much you never realised you saw about you and life in general. It's a beautiful and truthful album which seems to flow seamlessly between songs. It's the most moving album I own and nothing even comes near its greatness! It's such a personal experience listening to 'Vauxhall' that you need to listen to it for yourself. So do so, because this review will probably read like dribble until you personally listen to this outrageously, gorgeous album!
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