‘California Son’ is Morrissey’s best album since ‘You Are the Quarry’

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  1. Sarcasmos

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    There's only so much you can do for a song as boring and generic as "All The Young People..."
     
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    I’ve listened to this album 3 times on the belt now, I absolutely love it!
     
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    Not everyone can hit a home run every game. Ya’ hit, you miss. Thankfully they hit the meat of the bat this time. Beautiful song!
     
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  4. !Viva Hate!

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    Are you just saying this for the upvote? :tongueout:
     
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    I said it just to get a response off you.
     
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    You’re so cool, like how you said “aww”, with only two letters, playing hard to get, aye? I respek dat
     
  8. !Viva Hate!

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    K hen
     
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    A little higher and we’re well away
     
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    Love the Album!
     
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  13. !Viva Hate!

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    Me too! :tongueclosed:
     
  14. Mr. Jackpots

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    I don't know man. I can't get into it. It sounds like a really really good singer doing karaoke to elevator music.

    I think my favorite track is the Phil Ochs song. Pretty hard to ruin Phil Ochs. 2nd is the Dylan song and I'm not even a Dylan fan but, again, I think it's hard to ruin something that in essence is very bare bones to begin with and I think it's the super-crisp production and the "don't fuck up one note or you're out of the band" gun-to-the-head-of-the-musicians feel of the backing tracks that turns me off the most.

    I like Morning Starship but just because it's such a weird fucking song anyway. I love his singing on it but goddamn if it has even a trace of the magic of the original.

    I hate Joni Mitchell. I always found her overbearingly poetic and pretentious. My dad had all her records and he would just get stoned as fuck to them. He was obsessed with her. I never liked her.

    I like Lady Willpower but it's kind of corny and overblown. The other singles don't do anything for me. I think I'd like It's Over more if that 9th rate KY wasn't singing on it.

    The other songs are whatever. Still listening a few more times. Honestly it just bores the piss out of me. It's lifeless.
     
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    O.k. Cali-Son is good..but come on, "Ringleader of the Tormentors", with L.I.A.P. makes it a star & it is totally Morrissey. ....L.W.P. & B.O.T.C.G. are great covers though.
     
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    Morrissey's best album since Viva Hate.
     
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    But...this means you don’t like Lenny’s Tune, Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets, and Suffer The Little Children...which I think are the three best songs on there! :cry:

    I definitely think he sounds like the old Morrissey on the former two tracks...LRWHF reminds me of Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness and Lenny’s Tune reminds me of something from Kill Uncle.
     
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    Alternative titles never used:

    "You are a fairy"

    "I missed the ferry"

    "I live in Bury"
     
  19. Mr. Jackpots

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    I do like Lenny's Tune. It's just really fucking depressing and heavy handed. Plus I have a lot of mixed feelings about Lenny Bruce. And most of the feelings are not that mixed, tbh...I mean he was basically just an unfunny junkie who had a little more in the balls department than was acceptable at the time.

    Yes, Loneliness Remembers... is good. All the songs are good. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that even though the songs are good and the singing is good and the playing is good, I just don't like it. I don't even know why I don't like it. I just don't like it.
     
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