New music release: looking at Morrissey's covers album and the singer's complicated legacy - CBC Radio
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"All this over a pin?
Everyone always wants to jump to conclusions.
Morrissey has never been affiliated with any political party in the past. Morrissey has never voted in his life, and is not a member of any political party.
Morrissey opposes racism, hatred and press censorship. Morrissey...
Morrissey, California Son, review: Album’s missteps might be forgiven if you could dissociate the music from the man.... The Independent (2 of 5 stars)
Can we listen to a new album from an old hero who’s broken our hearts? It seems not
By Helen Brown
Morrissey: California Son review ... The...
A mostly positive review in RS, by Kory Grow:
Morrissey’s Covers LP ‘California Son’ Shows Off His Golden Voice, Perplexing Politics (3.5 / 5 stars) - Rolling Stone
‘California Son’ features songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie. But what is Moz trying to say?
Review of the album in Variety that actually engages intelligently and articulately with the challenges of listening to Morrissey at this point in time.
Album Review: Morrissey’s ‘California Son’ - Variety
The quintessentially curmudgeonly British crooner and lyricist finds the crabbiness in...
Because This Is How I Am. - Morrissey Central
May 24, 2019
BECAUSE THIS IS HOW I AM
"in early old age could I please express very sincere thanks to BBC Radio 2 for their broad-shouldered support given to "California Son", "Wedding Bell Blues" and "It's Over". Whatever the future brings, I...
Despite not being sent a copy to review, the Guardian has - of course! - reviewed the album anyway.
Morrissey: California Son review – clumsy covers with a troll-like spirit (1 of 5 stars) - The Guardian
In the words of Laura Snapes: "it is impossible to hear a number of the covers on...
ALBUM REVIEW: Morrissey shines on ‘California Son’ despite himself - RIFF Magazine
By David Gill
"For fans willing to look past Morrissey’s political incorrectness, California Son is more evidence that the singer’s talent shows no sign of waning."
California Son is released on May 24, 2019.
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At about 12:05 UK time, all the rest of the album tracks were posted on Morrissey's YouTube.
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Commuter offended by Morrissey posters plastered across Merseyrail station - Liverpool Echo
The former Smiths frontman has shown support for Tommy Robinson and far-right party For Britain
Merseyrail has ordered the removal of Morrissey posters plastered on its services and stations...
Germans leading music magazine ‘musikexpress’ rated California Son (4.5/6)
Translation via google:
Morrissey California Son
André Boße 23.05.2019
Morrissey wants to save his ass. The man also needs that: how much love did...
Relationship status with Morrissey’s new covers album: It’s complicated - A.V. Club
By Josh Modell
tl/dr: "Without the baggage of his political views—which is where the letter grade on this review comes from—California Son would be a worthy addition to a mostly stellar catalog"
Morrissey - California Son (4 of 5 stars) - TONSPION
By Kerstin Kratochwill
German music website tonspion reviewed California Son.
Translation via google.
“Oh Morrissey: The beauty of the new cover versions have a flaw, because escaping into nostalgia can not just wipe away the presence of...
By Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A brief mention of politics in relation to the songs but only a line or so. The only part I disagree with outright is when he says morrisseys flag is firmly in the past and that the songs don’t relate to...
Morrissey banned. Let the book burning's begin..
Spillers Records bans Morrissey music over his support for the far right - Wales Online
The world's oldest record store said it was 'saddened but not surprised'
The world's oldest record store Spillers Records in Cardiff has banned...
Reads more like a 4/5 ending:
"Moreover, he seems energised by it all. The interpretations are for the most part sensitive, distinctively his own, and in a couple of cases — Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Suffer The Little Children (an intentional Smiths echo); Lenny’s Tune by Tim Hardin — approach the...
Morrissey: California Son review – Covers album for fans only, and Moz himself (3 of 5 stars) - The Irish Times
By Lauren Murphy
Another review, this one somewhere in the middle. It starts thus:
"Even for many die-hard fans, Morrissey is not the artist he once was. That has less to do with his...
Review: Morrissey offers 12 covers, with very mixed results - AP
By MARK KENNEDY
Morrissey delivers a dozen covers on his new album, “California Sun,” which reimagines works by such masters as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon as well as more obscure musicians.
It’s a bold...
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California Son review - Exclaim! (1/10)
By Oliver Thompson
For the most part, Morrissey sounds like a cheap facsimile of himself; an aged crooner without any latter-day grace. Moreover, the features list on this album, including...