Johnny Marr: ‘The Cribs album is my best for 25 years’

Former Smiths guitarist talks up 'Ignore The Ignorant'

The Cribs‘ guitarist Johnny Marr has claimed the band’s forthcoming new album is the best record he’s worked on for 25 years.

Speaking about ‘Ignore The Ignorant’ on Sky Sports‘Soccer AM’ programme, the former Smiths man said it was his best work for a quarter of a century.

“You always think something’s the best thing you’ve done. You’re not always right, but in this case I’m right. It’s good,” he said. “I’ve not done very much for 25 years!”

The Smiths‘ self-titled debut album was released in 1984, and was followed by ‘Meat Is Murder’, ‘The Queen Is Dead’ and 1987’s ‘Strangeways Here We Come’.

Marr also revealed a desire to learn to play the piano during his appearance on the football show, stating the instrument would be “good for a knees-up”.

‘Ignore The Ignorant’ is released on Monday (September 7).