new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits review)

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  1. Maurice E

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    There's an incredibly vitriolic attack on Morrissey in the new Word magazine. Quite bizarre given the Moz-friendly status of the magazine.
    They've let long-term, Moz-hating journalist, David Quantocks (whose based his career largely on slagging off Morrissey) review Greatest Hits and it's one of the nastiest reviews you will ever have read. A massive slag off of Moz and, in particular, his band.
    Quantocks is a deeply unpleasant fellow, always has been. Quite why Word want to sever their relations with Morrissey in this way is a little hard to fathom...
    I've always been openly critical of Moz when I think he's releasing substandard songs (That's How People Grow Up is, in my opinion, one of his worst ever singles) and Word has been my favourite music mag for a long time but I certainly won't be buying this issue and will think long and hard about buying future ones. Even tempted to email the editor... (http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/contact)
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Could you scan the article and post it here?
     
  3. Maurice E

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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    I'm afraid there's no way I'm buying the flipping thing!
    Guess someone else might tho...
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    This was bound to happen.
    I was very surprised actually by all the positive reviews around so far, given the quite harsh criticism of the album around these parts.

    Word have always been appreciative, so I cannot see one review is going to sever their relations with Moz for good.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    I think Morrissey's beyond all this now and that's why people like Quantick are so vitriolic. They know there's nothing at all they can do about his popularity.

    I wouldn't worry at all about this. It's funny.
     
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    Can you post scans of the article, please? :D
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    By asking him to write the review, they knew what they were getting.

    Just don't buy it. I always read these things in my Library or scans on here anyway. Have a pint instead?
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    I don't read reviews so this doesn't interest me, I'd rather find out for myself. I think I know what I like better than some music journo from the Word or whatever it's called.
     
  9. Maurice E

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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    in that case, I'll nick one so they'll be two copies down.
    ha! gotcha!
     
  10. Maurice E

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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    The reviews have pretty much all been 3/5 (except, err Heat!) agreeing with most of the comment round here (i.e. way too many inferior-quality recent songs included).
    Word has been a really Moz-friendly mag so it's pretty bizarre that they've invited a renowned, long term, Moz-hating journalist to come and review the Greatest Hits.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    you could type it out & add your own amusing drawings/diagrams/flow charts to highlight the article? Maybe!

    love

    Grim
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Just curious - what did Heat mag say?
     
  13. Maurice E

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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Heat gave it 4/5. Very positive. 13 good songs out of 15.
    I think Redondo was considered the worst song, can't remember the best (possibly 'Everyday'). They even gave THPGU a glowing review in the single section last week!
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Why does the mag want that? Why would they let this troll review it? Whatev. :angry:
    I'll have that beer instead. and a Twix ;)

    And what kind of name is Quantocks/Quantick anyway... :confused:
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Praise then crucify, just follow this pattern.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    A lot of it's to do with "all pals together". A lot of these middle aged music journalists are all mates going back years. He probably rang them up and asked to review it so that he could get a few swipes in, and as they are mates they said yes.

    I once tried to listen to one of Word's podcasts. It was one of the most excruciating things I've ever heard. A crowd of middle aged men giggling and screeching like teenagers. All very pleased with themselves and their own pathetic jokes. Not an intelligent or considered opinion between them.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Email sent to Editor.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    To be honest it's only as bad as the Observer getting Paul Morley to review ROTT a couple of years back. He was bound to give it five stars. I find with anything like this, books, albums, films, you dig a little into the reviewer's history and it either turns out that they're best mates with or sworn enemies of the author/artist anyway.
     
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    Re: new Word Magazine; perhaps most vicious attack ever on Moz (in Greatest Hits revi

    Thanks for that insight. :)
     
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