There are several musicians who unfortunately fall into the same category. The moment you hear that they are releasing yet another Greatest Hits album, you want to weep pitifully into your beer. If Gary Numan releases Cars one more time, it makes you want to make him swallow every single copy. Morrissey, the same. I know in another review for this album says that this is one of the few that Morrissey himself has had involvement with... it doesn't make it any better for the fans.
Given the recent Front Row interview Morrissey gave to Radio 4, the problem Morrissey has is the same one David Bowie has... the legacy. Bowie will milk his back catalogue for all its worth and has made him a near billionaire off the back of it - admittedly, until his heart scare 7 years ago, it may have been the bait to get record companies to release his new material ie. give them the rights to reissue and reissue ad nauseum his classic albums and release new best ofs. Morrissey seems to be in the same boat - he can only get a record company to release new music from someone who notoriously independent and hard to sell by offering yet more compilations to a "will-buy-anything you release" fan base.
And the weird thing is that Bowie always seems to end up back on EMI (went to Virgin who got bought out by... EMI). Who are releasing this album? EMI! Who apparently are desperate for any money they can get just now.
Quad Erat Demunstrandum!