I really wonder why almost every critic (at least in German speaking Europe) praises Quarry as a mature masterpiece. I'd wished for Morrissey to excel; but Quarry is mediocre or less :-( Sorry to say! There's hardly a forceful beat or melodic tune here. I even think Last of the gang is overrated. I personally love Crashing Bores, but that doesn't save the whole album. Some tracks are depressingly uninspired (musically). Do you REALLY believe those critics think that they hold a masterpiece in their hands? Or does everyone only terribly wish the album was as good as they would like it to be?