Morrissey – ‘California Son’ review - NME
By Jordan Bassett
Score 2 of 5 stars
The unofficial line is that Morrissey has recorded a covers album to allow the music to speak for itself. What 'California Son' is saying is that it's not very good
An interesting but deeply strange review in/on the NME:
"Morrissey has done almost everything in his power [to] undo his own legacy, but this is impossible because you can’t diminish the beauty of ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ or the anti-racist righteousness of ‘The National Front Disco’. Yet that doesn’t mean an occasionally accomplished covers album can rescue his reputation, or that that’s even desirable at this point."
(Amusing that the NME is now toting National Front Disco as "anti-racist righteousness"...)