Morrissey - 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

Morrissey - 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

In some alternate universe, Morrissey’s turned his back on this music lark for a life as a beloved raconteur: a former pop star who’s left his singing and gladioli-swinging behind him for a cushy gig as a snarky media darling. There he goes...

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Album review: Morrissey

Album review: Morrissey

Facts about this album: Noel Gallagher thinks that Morrissey is the greatest lyricist ever As a child, Morrissey was obsessed with '60s girl groups and female singers such as Dusty Springfield and Sandie Shaw, who later sang with The Smiths...

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Morrissey

Morrissey

It’s been said a thousand times before, but Morrissey needs some dates. Specifically, the dates ‘2003-2008’ to suffix the title of this most lopsided of ‘Greatest Hits’. It’s more an extended MySpace profile box than a comprehensive...

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Morrissey

Morrissey

Morrissey already has a Greatest Hits album out – it’s called ‘The Queen Is Dead’ – but here’s the lead single from the forthcoming ‘Greatest Hits Off His Last Two Albums, “Viva Hate” And A Few Others’ collection. ‘That’s...

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Morrissey; Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium, Monday October 1

Morrissey; Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium,...

What with having had legends such as Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, James Brown and The Rolling Stones grace its stage in times past, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting venue for Morrissey to “shut down”. Always the most obsessive of pop...

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Morrissey: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy

Morrissey: I Just Want To See The Boy Happy

Wry, dry and sledgehammeringly sarky, this is Mozza at his mic-lead whipping best. Upbeat but not, y’know, happy or anything as ghastly as that, it’s a charging, quiff-quaking hit that won’t do nearly as well as it should, but such is life,...

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Morrissey: Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Morrissey: Ringleader Of The Tormentors

A couple of years ago, NME took tea with Morrissey amid the old-school glamour of the Dorchester Hotel for his first interview with this magazine in 12 years. Noting that his last album ‘You Are The Quarry’ still contained several laments...

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Morrissey: You Have Killed Me

Morrissey: You Have Killed Me

Would you like to listen to some saucy lyrics? Well, how does, “I entered nothing and nothing entered me/’Til you came with the key” sound for starters? Morrissey’s condoning attitude toward animal rights fascists may be stuck...

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Morrissey : You Are The Quarry

Morrissey : You Are The Quarry

Irish blood, English heart, Salford balls; this Morrissey is made of. Abandoned by his public, dropped by his record label, proven unloveable at last, how fitting - how quintessentially Steven Patrick - it would have been for him to simply...

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Morrissey  :  Irish Blood, English Heart

Morrissey : Irish Blood, English Heart

"I've been dreaming of a time when to be English is not to be baneful/To be standing by the flag, not feeling shameful, racist or partial..." As unexpected and as welcome as an old friend arriving on your doorstep with his own inflatable...

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