Good question. On stronger albums, Moz historically holds back 1-2 gems to be discovered upon album release, as was the case with Your Arsenal. (Looking at you IANADOAC title track, Hurling Days, and Jim Jim) I do believe that this is a better than average album, and am glad he is going away from the rock sound of latter albums as it was becoming tired. This may also explain Boz's artistic absence on this album, a new direction where his writing did not fit in. Looking forward to the album and Cruel World Festival.
I'm not angry, you're angry!You seem to be angry, and letting off steam by posting complaints
which I guess is healthy.
But where else can you go with it? I don’t see any benefit beyond that. I mean, you’re definitely not changing anyone’s mind here, for most seem to be enjoying his new direction, and living for today.
My ass could come up with better lyrics. All three songs are just so simple and dumb. Can you imagine a real artist like Matty Healy turning in something like this? Embarrassing. This CANNOT be the same guy who wrote "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle." Not to be a conspiracy theorist but I am wondering if Morrissey had a ghost writer in the past. The literary fall off is really quite jarring.He's still an iconic, legendary artist. You're a nobody that wants to be a special boy. If you could have written those lyrics then do it and let's see what you come up with
Mr Ray, my fave band before I was introduced to the smiths, was the Thompson twins, I was 16. If you look at their back catalogue you will find two albums from 80- 81 they were called a product off and set... they had a minor hit called in the name of love, it set all charts slight except the big one... The top 40 . A band restructure took place and they were trimmed down to three... three top ten albums and about 12 tot 20 hits followed the twins sold 40 million records world wide , they were a touring band.... this we all know.... then it all goes tits up.... out of fashion the early 90s seen a musical change as we know .... the twins were no longer fashionable. I like them stumbled on.... and this for me was the interesting bit,they also changed their musical style( that flopped) they nearly, after a while almost made the charts under another name, but were sussed.... the song was called come inside, play this song now and tell me what you think.... it’s not doctor doctor, or hold me now..But mostly, let's be the Thompson Twins.
My ass could come up with better lyrics. All three songs are just so simple and dumb. Can you imagine a real artist like Matty Healy turning in something like this? Embarrassing. This CANNOT be the same guy who wrote "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle." Not to be a conspiracy theorist but I am wondering if Morrissey had a ghost writer in the past. The literary fall off is really quite jarring.
I always thought Erasure was shite. I prefer darker Cure to 'poppy'. I guess it depends what you mean by poppy. I consider Lovecats to be poppy, and a novelty song. I wouldn't consider Just Like Heaven to be poppy, or Pictures of You. The Walk had great keyboard in it, same for InBetween Days. The Cure pop songs were never elevator musak and usually moved the band along musically.Lets go for the poppy side of The Cure then.
Or how about Erasure?
Remember the passionate, stream-of-conscious overflow of Maladjusted? All the words just pouring out of him?
Morrissey needs to sit down and WRITE. Not just lazily ad-lib this shit in the studio and call it a day. The complaint used to be that Morrissey's band sucked but his lyrics were still great. Who could have predicted that within a decade it would be the other way around?
Moz was and is wrong about a lot of things. He hated the likes of OMD and yet their first 3 or 4 albums are brilliant. He hated Robert Smith. He never once complimented Johnny Marr's ex-Smiths work apart from inferring Marr wasted a couple of good songs with Electronic (I have to think he meant Getting Away With It and Get The Message which are absolute gems). I don't really care what Moz likes or doesn't like. He's not infallible. I found his 'Under The Influence' CD to be almost unlistenable. I'd say the same for most of the shite music he plays before he comes on stage. Just about bearable.