‘California Son’ Is the Confounding Yet Captivating Work of a Charmless Man (4/5) - Albumism

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4/5*s

By Libby Cudmore (28 May, 2019).

Excerpt:

"I’ll admit, when I first heard the news of California Son’s pending arrival, I scoffed. I tried to resist the siren song of “Wedding Bell Blues,” telling myself that a cover with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong couldn’t possibly be good. And Morrissey, well, I’ve long since given up on him, now that he’s a racist sack of garbage who hasn’t had a good album since 2005’s passable You Are The Quarry.

I was wrong. I was so very wrong. California Son is good in the worst way, like when your blood enemy accidently makes a really valid point. I don’t want to love this album. But I do. It’s a fine return to form for Morrissey, never feeling like a cash grab or the test run for a casino residency."

https://www.albumism.com/reviews/morrissey-california-son

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Anonymous

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I had a similar reaction to California Son - not because I have been upset by what pin Moz wears, he's allowed an opinion, but because Low in High School really wasn't much good and my expectations were low. But California Son is good, in fact it's great - can't stop playing it on my ipod.
 
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First and only Moz album I'm not purchasing, not because he's a "racist sack of shit" as the reviewer puts it. I don't think he is. Just not interested in cover versions by anyone. Moz included. I'd like to know what a good album is according to the reviewer? I'd be willing to bet its a sack of as he or she listens to. I thought LIHS was excellent. The best in a long time.
 

Stephen Hofmann

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First and only Moz album I'm not purchasing, not because he's a "racist sack of shit" as the reviewer puts it. I don't think he is. Just not interested in cover versions by anyone. Moz included. I'd like to know what a good album is according to the reviewer? I'd be willing to bet its a sack of as he or she listens to. I thought LIHS was excellent. The best in a long time.
LIHS was half a good album with a second side of mediocrity.
 
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