Despite not being sent a copy to review, the Guardian has - of course! - reviewed the album anyway.
Morrissey: California Son review – clumsy covers with a troll-like spirit (1 of 5 stars) - The Guardian
In the words of Laura Snapes: "it is impossible to hear a number of the covers on California Son in anything but a chilling light."
And they're rather proud of this 1-star review, also mentioning it in their report of the Liverpool posters incident: