Best Morrissey studio album?

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Which Is The Best Morrissey Album?

  1. Viva Hate

    13 vote(s)
    23.6%
  2. Kill Uncle

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. Your Arsenal

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  4. Vauxhall And I

    31 vote(s)
    56.4%
  5. Southpaw Grammar

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. Maladjusted

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. You Are The Quarry

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  8. Ringleader Of The Tormentors

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. Years Of Refusal

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. World Peace Is None Of Your Business

    3 vote(s)
    5.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Anonymous

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    In what sense would you say. I myself found the quality of the music and songwriting to be pretty high on world peace. Lots of different types of songs, some beautiful guitar work here and there, variety of instruments and styles. I also for one enjoyed the more extroverted subject matter on world peace. Some of arsenals songs for all that I love them are kinda simple musically like glamorous glue
     
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  2. terrancestamp

    terrancestamp Active Member

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    WTF?? Maladjusted better than Vauxhal.....you must be the only person in the world that thinks that. Maladjusted must be on the bottom of the list.
     
  3. Flibberty

    Flibberty Well-Known Member

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    My list would be:

    Vauxhall and I
    Viva Hate
    Ringleader of the Tormentors

    Your Arsenal
    World Peace is None of Your Business
    You are the Quarry
    Years of Refusal

    Maladjusted
    Southpaw Grammar
    Kill Uncle
     
  4. Vegan

    Vegan Well-Known Member

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    Who voted for "Kill Uncle"?
     
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  5. Anonymous

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    Person on the first page said they did
     
  6. Anonymous

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    You clearly don't know very far because it is his worst selling album! Well in the UK at least. didn't even go Silver (60,000 units) whereas others have gone Gold (100,000) and even Platinum (300,000).
     
  7. ACTON

    ACTON Don't Leave Us In The Dark

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    Really? I doubt it sold less than Kill Uncle. Surely Your Arsenal sold well in the US at least? Wasn't that whole tour an amazing success? Surely it sold more than Maladjusted?

    I remember buying Kill Uncle on CD for my brother the week it came out. He was a bigger Moz fan than I was back then but I do remember our mutual disappointment on listening to Kill Uncle the first few times. It just sounded flat and dead. It was like reading a book by an author who lost interest in writing it after the first chapter. Of course the quality level went sky high with Your Arsenal, but for a while after Kill Uncle it looked like Moz had fallen into a black hole of apathy. But everyone is entitled to a couple of duff albums. My least favourite Moz albums are: Kill Uncle, Maladjusted, Years of Refusal, although all three have more going for them than the best of other artist's albums, so it's all relative. My fav Moz albums are Vauxhall, Your Arsenal, Quarry. Some albums could have been astounding if certain songs hadn't been consigned to b-sides: Jack The Ripper, I've Changed My Plea to Guilty, I can have both, This is not your country, Nobody Loves Us, etc. Kill Uncle would have benefited from having 'My Love Life' on it. When I saw Moz live in the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1991 (his second appearance) he sang 'My Love Life' cos it was a new single, and it stood head and shoulders above the Kill Uncle tunes he was singing.
     
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  8. Anonymous

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    In the US, YA is his best selling album not recorded in the 80s.
     
  9. Surface

    Surface Wonder why Vegan Cro uses emoji's so much?

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    Think you may be incorrect. According to Soundscan, in the US Your Arsenal has had the most sales of any of his albums?
    Studio Albums
    1988 1993 Viva Hate - 234,804
    1991 none Kill Uncle - 221,293
    1992 none Your Arsenal - 366,047
    1994 none Vauxhall And I - 293,017
    1995 none Southpaw Grammar - 67,451
    1997 none Maladjusted - 88,554
    2004 none You Are The Quarry - 230,169
    2006 none Ringleader Of The Tormentors - 97,502
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Yeah he also sold a record number of tickets on that tour I think. Here's a link with some soundscan data on the his solo albums along with some numbers on the smiths and world wide sales. Didn't know louder than bombs had sold so many copies
     
  11. Anonymous

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    Soundscan only goes back to the early 90s. Before it started, Viva Hate and Bona Drag both had gold certifications, meaning you need to add at least 500,000 each for those, and Your Arsenal is actually his third biggest-selling solo record in the US.
     
  12. Anonymous

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  13. Anonymous

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    No, that's not what the figures are. 260k is the soundscan figure since soundscan started in 1992. 500k is the RIAA figure between 1988 and whatever year the record went gold . RIAA do go by shipments rather than sales, but all of those will have been sold by now.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Yeah I only realized after I posted it
     
  15. Flibberty

    Flibberty Well-Known Member

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    Nice try, but not even close to the truth. You Arsenal was a big commercial success and was aided by being nominated for a Grammy.
     
  16. Ketamine Sun

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  17. Vegan

    Vegan Well-Known Member

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    Why is YOR so low? Ah hell you could say that about any of them. The man makes great albums. Even Kill Uncle has a certain charm to it. 2016 has not been a good year for me. My wife lost both her parents, business losses, Bowie dead, Prince dead, Gene wilder dead, getting obsessed with the presidential election only to witness "the so-called greatest country in the world" elect a sociopathic moron for POTUS...... and worst of all? NO MORRISSEY ALBUM!
     
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  18. Quando quando quando

    Quando quando quando Well-Known Member

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    Well, we only have two choices out of his whole album range.
    I like YOR a lot.
    Maybe the result is a tiny bit misleading, in a way it now seems as if it is less liked.
    As you stated: " Ah hell you could say that about any of them. The man makes great albums. Even Kill Uncle has a certain charm to it. "
    Agree with you completely!
    2016 has been named the year of the reaper and unfortunately for you, it has been too.
    So hopefully 2017 will make up for you at least when there would be a new Morrissey album.
    It would, for me too!
    Cheers Vegan
     
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  19. Quando quando quando

    Quando quando quando Well-Known Member

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    Just as you are wondering why YOR is so low on the list I was wondering the same about WPINOYB.
    Cause I'm really fond of that album and it even has at least 4 very strong songs at the bonuscd that could be changed for any of the ones on the regular one.
    Just my opinion, of course.
     
  20. Anonymous

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    Years of Refusal is a great record - in my top 3, for sure.
     
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