13 Morrissey studio albums ranking

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Anonymous

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LEADERBOARD (Update)

1) Vauxhall And I - 927 pts
2) Your Arsenal - 842.5 pts
3) Viva Hate - 816.5 pts
4) You Are The Quarry - 646 pts
5) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain - 566 pts
6) Southpaw Grammar - 508.5 pts
7) Maladjusted - 486.5 pts
8) Ringleader Of The Tormentors - 484.5 pts
9) Years Of Refusal - 427 pts
10) World Peace Is None Of Your Business - 421.5 pts
11) Kill Uncle - 368 pts
12) Low In High School - 310.5 pts
13) California Son - 205.5 pts
 
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It might be unappreciated but it sure ain't a masterpiece!
I like it in the context of the LP. But as a stand alone song, it’s nearer to ‘crap’ than ‘masterpiece’ on my scale.

On the album, it’s merely bonkers.
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
I like it in the context of the LP. But as a stand alone song, it’s nearer to ‘crap’ than ‘masterpiece’ on my scale.

On the album, it’s merely bonkers.
Yeah, it really doesn’t fit on this otherwise somber and serious album - other than as comic relief. “Lost” would probably have made more sense.
 

Mike Rourke

Well-Known Member
LEADERBOARD (Update)

1) Vauxhall And I - 927 pts
2) Your Arsenal - 842.5 pts
3) Viva Hate - 816.5 pts
4) You Are The Quarry - 646 pts
5) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain - 566 pts
6) Southpaw Grammar - 508.5 pts
7) Maladjusted - 486.5 pts
8) Ringleader Of The Tormentors - 484.5 pts
9) Years Of Refusal - 427 pts
10) World Peace Is None Of Your Business - 421.5 pts
11) Kill Uncle - 368 pts
12) Low In High School - 310.5 pts
13) California Son - 205.5 pts
What the flipping heck is Southpaw Grammar doing so high up this list? It's rubbish!
Presumably, people are judging the 2009 version which is clearly a lot better but still not that good.
 
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What the flipping heck is Southpaw Grammar doing so high up this list? It's rubbish!
Presumably, people are judging the 2009 version which is clearly a lot better but still not that good.
Well, The Operation aside I think everything is really enjoyable on SG. And Southpaw itself is a contender for Morrissey’s most crystalline perfect song ever. Do Your Best is nearly as good.

Also, the lead single—Dagenham Dave—was wonderful, and it had a lovely humorous video.
 
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Billy Ray Valentine

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Original UK version (without Sorrow) is perhaps the most rewarding, for me.

For me, it vies with Achtung Baby for the best studio album of the 90s. I also think it’s better than any of The Smiths’ long players.
The 2009 reissue is superior...and it's not even close.

The Edges Are No Longer Parallel is an all-timer...why on earth it wasn't on the original version confounds me to this day. I Can Have Both and Lost are both fantastic...the latter should've been the 2nd single instead of Roy's Keen, which should've been a b-side instead. This Is Not Your Country and Heir Apparent are also great.

Only blemish...Sorrow should've been yanked instead of Papa Jack.
 

anorakcity

18 years old and already given up on life!
Vauxhall and I
You Are The Quarry
Viva hate
Ringleader
Years of Refusal
Southpaw
Kill Uncle
Your Arsenal
Maladjusted
WPINOYN
LIHS
IANADOAC
California Son
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH #FBPB
Vauxhall and I
You Are The Quarry
Viva hate
Ringleader
Years of Refusal
Southpaw
Kill Uncle
Your Arsenal
Maladjusted
WPINOYN
LIHS
IANADOAC
California Son
not many will have kill uncle above arsenal!
 
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Anonymous

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LEADERBOARD (Update)

1) Vauxhall And I - 940 pts
2) Your Arsenal - 848.5 pts
3) Viva Hate - 827.5 pts
4) You Are The Quarry - 658 pts
5) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain - 568 pts
6) Southpaw Grammar - 516.5 pts
7) Ringleader Of The Tormentors - 494.5 pts
8) Maladjusted - 491.5 pts
9) Years Of Refusal - 436 pts
10) World Peace Is None Of Your Business - 425.5 pts
11) Kill Uncle - 375 pts
12) Low In High School - 313.5 pts
13) California Son - 206.5 pts
 

Thewlis

Junior Member
We can now add Morrissey’s list:


1) World Peace Is None Of Your Business.
2) Ringleader of the Tormentors.
3) You Are The Quarry.
4) Vauxhall and I.
5) Your Arsenal.
6) California Son.
7) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain.
8) Years Of Refusal.
9) Low In High School.
10) Southpaw Grammar.
11) Maladjusted.
12) Viva Hate.
13) Kill Uncle.
 

tbell1304

New Member
1. Your Arsenal
2. Southpaw Grammar
3. Viva Hate
4. Vauxhall and I
5. You are the Quarry
6. Maladjusted
7. Kill Uncle
8. I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
9. Ringleader of the Tormentors
10. Low In High School
11. Years of Refusal
12. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
13. California Son
 
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Deleted member 28251

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We can now add Morrissey’s list:


1) World Peace Is None Of Your Business.
2) Ringleader of the Tormentors.
3) You Are The Quarry.
4) Vauxhall and I.
5) Your Arsenal.
6) California Son.
7) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain.
8) Years Of Refusal.
9) Low In High School.
10) Southpaw Grammar.
11) Maladjusted.
12) Viva Hate.
13) Kill Uncle.
I’m guessing Morrissey’s list represents the personal experiences he had in and around the recording process, as much as his opinion on the record itself.
 
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Anonymous

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LEADERBOARD (Update)

1) Vauxhall And I - 960 pts
2) Your Arsenal - 870.5 pts
3) Viva Hate - 840.5 pts
4) You Are The Quarry - 678 pts
5) I Am Not A Dog On A Chain - 581 pts
6) Southpaw Grammar - 532.5 pts
7) Ringleader Of The Tormentors - 511.5 pts
8) Maladjusted - 502.5 pts
9) Years Of Refusal - 445 pts
10) World Peace Is None Of Your Business - 440.5 pts
11) Kill Uncle - 383 pts
12) Low In High School - 322.5 pts
13) California Son - 215.5 pts
 

Vegan

Well-Known Member
Vauxhall & I
Bona Drag
Your Arsenal
You Are The Quarry
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
Maladjusted
Years of Refusal
Low In High School
Southpaw Grammar
Ringleader of the Tormentors
Viva Hate
California Son
Kill Uncle
 

karenina

jammy Stressford poet
0 - Bona Drag

1 - Vauxhall & I
2 - Kill Uncle
3 - Viva Hate
4 - You are the Quarry
5 - Ringleader
6 - Years of Refusal
7 - Your Arsenal
8 - Maladjusted
9 - Southpaw Grammar
10 - I am not a dog on a chain
11 - World Peace
12 - Low in High School
13 - California Son
 
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