I Wanted to Believe in Morrissey (Or His Music, at Least) - Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu (2017)

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    I Wanted to Believe in Morrissey (Or His Music, at Least) - Talkhouse
    With Low in High School, Moz commits sacrilege against himself.
    By Jamie Stewart | December 13, 2017

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    This review of Morrissey’s Low in High School was very challenging. On alpha-and-omega personal levels, Morrissey is hands-down my favorite lyricist, the one from whom I have learned and stolen the most. Though Morrissey might not approve of the religious association here, to me, he is the Father. The albums he made with the Smiths and His solo records will forever be in my lifelong top 10: The first time I ever had sex in an appropriate way was while listening to Hatful of Hollow. I had a Smiths poster on bedroom wall until I was 32. I have seen Morrissey in concert more than any other artist. My brother, barber, and first boyfriend all have Morrissey tattoos. He is very important to me, and I feel unworthy of critiquing the man who essentially raised me musically. Essentially, I want to believe in Him. I have, since I was a teenager, needed to believe.

    It was also challenging because His last record was unlistenable. 2009’s Years of Refusal is one of His best ever ever ever, but I couldn’t even get through 2014’s World Peace is None of Your Business. I was shocked—maybe I just hate dogs? Either way, because of it, I nervously entered into writing this nervously.
     
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Feb 3, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I agreed with him completely. I like Years Of Refusal much more than Ringleader Of The Tormentors and I have still never been able to listen to World Peace all the way through.
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    2. TonyMaroneythePony
      TonyMaroneythePony
      Music is not only just about love lost or human relationships...when it transcends into individual political thought, it's just that, individual political thought...I don't have to agree or disagree...I appreciate different opinions and am not out to censure music...
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    3. !Viva Hate!
      !Viva Hate!
      World Peace is better than Refusal. It isn’t even a fair comparison.
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    4. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Years of Refusal, great name for an album, plus energetic songs with some quite witty lyrics, also a very nice cover. One day Goodbye is my favourite I think, just for the smiling children line alone, lol,
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    5. vegan cro spirit 222
      vegan cro spirit 222
      presently Miau Miau and Guau Guau will come here and present their Moz trolls too.:flamethrow:
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      No it's Not,
    7. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      "The first time I ever had sex in an appropriate way was while listening to Hatful of Hollow."

      Apparently he climaxed when Morrissey wailed that the hills are alive with celibate cries.
    8. !Viva Hate!
      !Viva Hate!
      Yes. It is. Now fuck off.
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    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Who is this person and why does his opinion matter? Moving on....
    10. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Ya almost have to feel a little embarrassed for this guy, to go carryin' on in such a manner.
      He must need to spend the day in bed and recoup his constitution.
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    11. Anonymous
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      I think world peace is better than yor but I still find refusal to be a very solid album even though it falls flat somewhat towards the end of album. It’s not big among longtime fans, especially British ones, but I think it was popular among the fans who came aboard with quarry. Especially here in the us. Paris was and still is popular
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    12. ACTON
      ACTON
      I think that Life Is A Pigsty is better than the entirety of Refusal, but there are a few songs on Refusal that I like, such as Mama and Paris. You're missing out on not listening to World Peace through to the end. The final song Oboe Concerto is probably my favourite song from that album.
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    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      I can’t decide if mt joy or I’m not a man is my fav song from that album
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    15. AztecCamera
      AztecCamera
      Reckon what I liked about LIHS was all the 1950's Americana merch and single release cover photos that foreigners gobble up more than Big Macs and Nike and then talk shit about Americans on the internet. All the LIHS merch that was bought from the mporium uk by the foreigners meant that he didn't have to play concerts in Brittin or some Nazi country again. Good on ya foreigners mate in n n n n nnn n n din't n n n it.
    16. Surface
      Surface
      That’s odd as you don’t see hardly anyone wearing a Morrissey T shirt in the UK nowadays, You see Smiths apparel but hardly anything related to Morrissey.
    17. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      everything gets diluted these days,what was great is now shit.when the the world peace songs were available for download for a few weeks in a row people on here were raving,especially Istanbul,now people will say its garbage and not worth listening to.as for the article,if it was on paper my arse would be spotless for a week.
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    18. Oh my god. it's Robby!
      Oh my god. it's Robby!
      score of so far:
      op/Jamie Stewart -10
      Peppermint 10
      FWD 5
      rest of you lot 0 :rolleyes:
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    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Xiu xiu is just leftover kajagoogoo
    20. dotmatrix522
      dotmatrix522
      I really enjoy Xiu Xiu quite a lot but disagree that YOR is a great album. It’s mostly just “meh” to me. I think Wpinoyb and LIHS are both way better.
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