Poll Best Morrissey album release of the past 10 years

Best Morrissey album release of the past 10 years?


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Material-wise, obviously TIM. But feels silly voting for a greatest hits, so I chose Dog. The rest is more or less shite.
Even if this was true, you have to ignore TIM in protest of that horrible version of Suedehead.
On first listen you have to ask... is this Morrissey?
 
Low In High School probably, some great songs on there. World Peace is right there with it though, both considerably better than Dog to me.
 
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they all have gems but world peace is an album i had on heavy rotation for a long time so this one gets the big gold star from me.
just think if we get 2 albums in the next 2 years that would be 6 albums in 10 years,that is prolific.
world peace 2014--without music 2024.
 
I voted California Son. I thought it was a great album and a very eclectic selection of songs, which all showcased Morrissey’s voice so well.
A a very close second for me was Low in High School.
 
World peace was a different era I think - you had the bottled songs from about 4 years of no deal, and his feelings of late 00’s. Dog and LIHS are very much a social politics interpretation by morrissey, as opposed to the International lens he guises on world peace.
 
California Son. Of course it is a Morrissy album. Cover versions do count. Always have done, it is just that they are put here into one splendid album.
 
Metacritic scores:
World Peace Is None of Your Business
critic score - 70 (based on 37 critic reviews: 22 positive ratings, 15 mixed ratings, 0 negative ratings)
user score - 7.2 (37 positive ratings, 10 mixed ratings, 9 negative ratings)
Low In High School
critic score - 59 (based on 25 critic reviews: 6 positive ratings, 17 mixed ratings, 2 negative ratings)
user score - 5.2 (32 positive ratings, 9 mixed ratings, 25 negative ratings)
(This Is Morrissey - N/A)
California Son
critic score - 57 (based on 15 critic reviews: 6 positive ratings, 7 mixed ratings, 2 negative ratings)
user score - 6.6 (14 positive ratings, 4 mixed ratings, 4 negative ratings)
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
critic score - 62 (based on 13 critic reviews: 5 positive ratings, 8 mixed ratings, 0 negative ratings)
user score - 8.1 (27 positive ratings, 2 mixed ratings, 3 negative ratings)

Rateyourmusic scores:
WPINOYB: 3.03/5.0 from 1,196 ratings
#1,073 in the album rankings for 2014
LIHS: 2.81/5.0 from 1,104 ratings
#1,564 in the album rankings for 2017
TIM: 3.32/5.0 from 29 ratings
ranked #286th best compilation for 2018
CS: 2.58/5.0 from 562 ratings
didn't make it on the album rankings for 2019
IANADOAC: 2.93/5.0 from 851 ratings
#1,507 in the album rankings for 2020

Discogs scores:
WPINOYB: average 4.1/5 from 496 ratings
LIHS: average 4.16/5 from 816 ratings
TIM: average 4.34/5 from 110 ratings
CS: average 4.03/5 from 277 ratings
IANADOAC: average 4.33/5 from 296 ratings

albumoftheyear.org scores:
WPINOYB: critic score 63 based on 36 reviews
2014 Ratings: #896/1026
user score 67 based on 74 ratings
2014 Ratings: #366
LIHS: critic score 56 based on 32 reviews
2017 Ratings: #904/923
user score 61 based on 108 ratings
2017 Ratings: #669
TIM: N/A
CS: critic score 56 based on 16 reviews
2019 Ratings: #776/792
user score 36 based on 127 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1077
IANADOAC: critic score 57 based on 17 reviews
2020 Ratings: #846/857
user score 51 based on 148 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1130

Allmusic.com scores:
WPINOYB: Allmusic rating 3.5 stars;
3.5 stars from 367 user ratings.
LIHS: Allmusic rating 3 stars;
3.5 stars from 214 user ratings.
TIM: N/A
CS: Allmusic rating 3 stars;
3.5 stars from 135 user ratings.
IANADOAC: Allmusic rating 3.5 stars;
4 stars from 146 user ratings.

Here's my imperfect attempt to average out the above scores (leaving aside This is Morrissey):
1. World Peace Is None of Your Business (7.1/10)
2. I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (6.8/10)
3. Low in High School (6.3/10)
4. California Son (6.0/10)

I'm not sure if the albumoftheyear critics' ratings are some of the same ratings that are in the metacritic list, so if I leave out the albumoftheyear critics' scores the final averaged results are WPINOYB 7.2/10, IANADOAC 7.0/10, LIHS 6.3/10, CS 6.1/10.
 
Whatever TIM is, a greatest hits it is not ;)
Tim is a pretty good album by The Replacements.

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Metacritic scores:
World Peace Is None of Your Business
critic score - 70 (based on 37 critic reviews: 22 positive ratings, 15 mixed ratings, 0 negative ratings)
user score - 7.2 (37 positive ratings, 10 mixed ratings, 9 negative ratings)
Low In High School
critic score - 59 (based on 25 critic reviews: 6 positive ratings, 17 mixed ratings, 2 negative ratings)
user score - 5.2 (32 positive ratings, 9 mixed ratings, 25 negative ratings)
(This Is Morrissey - N/A)
California Son
critic score - 57 (based on 15 critic reviews: 6 positive ratings, 7 mixed ratings, 2 negative ratings)
user score - 6.6 (14 positive ratings, 4 mixed ratings, 4 negative ratings)
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
critic score - 62 (based on 13 critic reviews: 5 positive ratings, 8 mixed ratings, 0 negative ratings)
user score - 8.1 (27 positive ratings, 2 mixed ratings, 3 negative ratings)

Rateyourmusic scores:
WPINOYB: 3.03/5.0 from 1,196 ratings
#1,073 in the album rankings for 2014
LIHS: 2.81/5.0 from 1,104 ratings
#1,564 in the album rankings for 2017
TIM: 3.32/5.0 from 29 ratings
ranked #286th best compilation for 2018
CS: 2.58/5.0 from 562 ratings
didn't make it on the album rankings for 2019
IANADOAC: 2.93/5.0 from 851 ratings
#1,507 in the album rankings for 2020

Discogs scores:
WPINOYB: average 4.1/5 from 496 ratings
LIHS: average 4.16/5 from 816 ratings
TIM: average 4.34/5 from 110 ratings
CS: average 4.03/5 from 277 ratings
IANADOAC: average 4.33/5 from 296 ratings

albumoftheyear.org scores:
WPINOYB: critic score 63 based on 36 reviews
2014 Ratings: #896/1026
user score 67 based on 74 ratings
2014 Ratings: #366
LIHS: critic score 56 based on 32 reviews
2017 Ratings: #904/923
user score 61 based on 108 ratings
2017 Ratings: #669
TIM: N/A
CS: critic score 56 based on 16 reviews
2019 Ratings: #776/792
user score 36 based on 127 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1077
IANADOAC: critic score 57 based on 17 reviews
2020 Ratings: #846/857
user score 51 based on 148 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1130

Allmusic.com scores:
WPINOYB: Allmusic rating 3.5 stars;
3.5 stars from 367 user ratings.
LIHS: Allmusic rating 3 stars;
3.5 stars from 214 user ratings.
TIM: N/A
CS: Allmusic rating 3 stars;
3.5 stars from 135 user ratings.
IANADOAC: Allmusic rating 3.5 stars;
4 stars from 146 user ratings.

Here's my imperfect attempt to average out the above scores (leaving aside This is Morrissey):
1. World Peace Is None of Your Business (7.1/10)
2. I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (6.8/10)
3. Low in High School (6.3/10)
4. California Son (6.0/10)

I'm not sure if the albumoftheyear critics' ratings are some of the same ratings that are in the metacritic list, so if I leave out the albumoftheyear critics' scores the final averaged results are WPINOYB 7.2/10, IANADOAC 7.0/10, LIHS 6.3/10, CS 6.1/10.
Damn!!! That's some research there. Agreed WPINOYB the best of the lot, love them all though.
 
I wonder how the ratings would look if they were given today.
 
World Peace is his second best album after Vauxhall (if the bonus tracks are included). That’s a hill I’m prepared to die on
 
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