I can understand those who love YOR and I can understand those who think it is merely OK, but I can't understand those who are actively disliking it.
I've been bought everything released by Moz; I've bought everything the first day it was released since 1993. I've seen him live 17 times. I've met him. I love lots of other artists too but I always come back to Morrissey; things will, I now concede, never change.
I've only listened to YOR in its entirety about five times, but to me it's supremely enjoyable stuff. Punchy, taut, thrusting, packed full of tunes, and a great listen.
I find it utterly impossible and completely pointless trying to compare Moz albums; each one belongs to a different time and place. All I know is that I'm in love with another set of Moz songs, each one unravelling beautifully with each listen.