Friday, October 09, 2009

977. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry (2004)

Track Listing

1. America Is Not The World
2. Irish Blood, English Heart
3. I Have Forgiven Jesus
4. Come Back To Camden
5. I'm Not Sorry
6. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
7. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
8. The First Of The Gang To Die
9. Let Me Kiss You
10. All The Lazy Dykes
11. I Like You
12. You Know I Couldn't Last


Yet another album by Morrissey! Will they ever end? THEY HAVE ENDED! It's the last one! Hurray! Well that being sad it isn't a bad album as Morrissey goes... it is of course still annoying.

However there is a pleseant retroness to the whole thing brought about by the fact that this sounds exactly like his earlier shit. Fortunately it doesn't sound like his most terrible shit, in fact it is kind of good, I am sorry to say.

So it has some quite good songs, the lyrics are generally competent even if often annoying Morrissey style. So I get to say goodbye to Morrissey without particularly hating him but being glad to see him go.

Track Highlights

1. Irish Blood, English Heart
2. America Is Not The World
3. The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
4. Let Me Kiss You

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Throughout the late 90s, Morrissey was treated with contempt by the British music press and subsequently became a pariah with respect to the Britpop movement, turning to progressive rock in lieu of his usual indie pop. With You Are the Quarry, Morrissey returns to the musical mainstream. Because it was his first studio album in seven years, the critics and the public were more willing to give him a chance and offer a tabula rasa. As such, the first single "Irish Blood, English Heart" became his highest charting single in the UK at #3 and received significant airplay in the US, going to #36 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Irish Blood, English Heart:

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