"California Son" review by Armond White in National Review

Armond White, always an interesting writer, with a typically provocative and fascinating in-depth reading of the album:

Morrissey’s California Son Makes Protest Music Personal - National Review

"Morrissey proves that what we used to think of as protest songs contain more than virtue-signaling and that they can live past their original moment. On each track, his expressive timbre captures that instant when a listener’s personal responsibility crystallizes — and shines."
 
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BookishBoy

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I adore hearing Morrissey sing a Dylan song (never thought I would!) and I can see what they've tried to do with this version of it musically but I can't get over the fact that it keeps reminding me of The Men They Couldn't Hang. (So for me, it's one of the less effective tracks on the album.)
 
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