I've been a long time fan, and it's been years now since he made an album with truly sensational songs. Vauxhill & I has to be his last great album. The More You Ignore Me, Now My Heart is Full, Lazy Sunbathers, are worth the price of admission alone. The subsequent albums had a couple stand out songs, but that's about it. I feel that Morrissey is stuck in a rut. It's seems like he is writing the same songs around two or three familiar melodies, over and over again.
When I heard the new album, I was totally unimpressed. Nothing really grabbed me. Nothing really stood out. I had to really strain to hear the "hooks". Ultimately, the best songs on this album would be the lesser songs on previous albums.
I fear the best songs are behind him.