A well-written, interesting and balanced review.
'his finest work in a long generation'
'It’s no longer in the words these days, for instance, where the window on Morrissey’s soul can really be found, but in the voice.'...
A bit late in the day, but here's a very positive review of the album by Vinny Cecolini in The Aquarian (alongside reviews of albums by Pearl...
has their 4/5 stars review been mentioned here before?
it praises the songs' melodies and his "absolute freedom to enjoy his privilege of fools that produces wondrous flowery effects".
Morrissey Hits All The Right Notes On “I Am Not A Dog On A Chain”
“Congratulations, You're still alive.They kicked to kill you. Do not forget, they tried to turn you Into a public target: Welcome to this knockabout world!” Morrissey sings like a martyr on “Knockabout World,” one of the...
"Mildly captivating, occasionally repetitive, and frequently ridiculous, the 13th studio album from the fabulous sulk turned red-pill pharmacist is Moz’s vision of radical truth-telling."
L’histoire retiendra que le treizième album de Morrissey est sorti en pleine pandémie et dans une période de confinement....
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain est un grand album. Morrissey s’est ouvert à des nouveaux horizons.
Il a toujours...
By Rob Butterfield - March 23, 2020.
"March 20th saw the release of the latest album from Morrissey ‘I am not a dog on a chain’. His last album ‘California Son’ compelled me to write a blog post about what, in my opinion, was the greatest album release in 2019, despite its harsh...
Morrissey, “I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” - 7/10, Flood Magazine
By AD Amorosi
"Morrissey has never exactly been pleased with the way things are, whether it be affairs of the heart or the state of the nation. That he’s let his...
Will someone please bury journalism's corpse?
The random selection of Moz Crimes are: THE PIN, saying Sadiq Khan, with his estuary accent, can't talk properly is racist (even though Moz has slagged...
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
Can you appreciate art made by an artist you disagree with? If not, stop reading, because Morrissey isn’t backing down or (the very thought!) apologising. Right from the opening track, Jim Jim Falls, he’s offending modern sensibilities: “If you’re going to...
Like it says. The reviewer really seemed upset about the suicide lines (people really seem to take it literally) and hates the secret of music (I’ll disagree) but it’s a good review. Maybe it’s morrisseys public image that makes people take the suicide lines so seriously but as say a mindless...
Very long, thorough review. Easily the most positive Swedish review. Most (all?) of the previous ones have been whiny, formulaic and shallow.
“His best album in a very, very long time.”
Standout songs are Jim, River...
Positive review, but keep in mind this stoner doesn’t like “Love is on Its Way Out”.
Here's an excerpt;
"And then there is the raging bull that is “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?”—a Gospel/Blues-inspired track; the album’s first single, featuring vocals by the American R&B singer Thelma Houston...
Ian sends the link:
DOES SALFORD REALLY NEED MORRISSEY UNCHAINED? - Salford Star
By Ian Leslie
LOCKDOWN WITH MORRISSEY?
As isolation becomes the norm, do we need Morrissey, his horrid views and his new album, I am not a Dog on a Chain? Ian Lesley decides that maybe we do as the ancient...
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
Gloves remain on as Moz lashes out.
He hits and he misses
"I see no point in being nice," Morrissey
admits on the title track of his 13th studio
album, but we've seen him in meaner moods.
Musically, there are even moments of
sweetness, such as the...
Morrissey review, I am Not a Dog on a Chain: All bark and no bite - The Independent
"Album by the controversial former Smiths frontman has its moments, but they are brief and virtually lost amid the more experimental forays"
It's a shortish review which ends:
Let the excoriation of The...