Why do you even come here? What is the problem with being a cult artist? He's a living legend.
And Low In High school is a great record. The fact you cannot instantly like its tunes is because you have no musical taste.
I think the real question is, why do you come here? This is not a Morrissey cult safe space.
If you are looking to pray the temple is over there ---->
The point is, the album is a complete failure commercially, but so what? Most of Morrissey's career has been a commercial failure, and he's sold himself on the idea that he's a commercial failure. It's only the attempts to make it seem worthy of commercial success that illicit these comments reminding others that they're living in a religious style fantasy land.
Promoting make-believe in the adult world will always come with a heavy dose of mockery. Grow up.
If you like the album, then listen to it, enjoy it and stop groaning about the dissent. Absolutely liking things doesn't usually create interesting discussions.
I don't even dislike the album entirely. Personally, I thought World Peace was better, but Morrissey botched the entire release. It wasn't the record company's fault. He refused to promote it thoroughly. In fact, just like with this album, he seems completely uninterested in promoting it, and seems to expect the record company to make it successful through whatever artificial means they employ. Morrissey knew it wouldn't sell, but he can always say that he has a new release, so come see me live, and then blame its commercial failure on the record company, and public delusion.
This is a man who mentioned in an email to a record company executive that "The Youngest Was The Most Loved" should be considered a gift to any record company. Yes, one of the worst singles of his career was a "gift."
It's a well planned game that he is employing with every release since ROTT, and one that he employed against Rough Trade when they failed to make The Smiths songs as popular as Wham's. He knows the limitations, but he keeps his demands because hey, it's someone else's fault. He takes no responsibility for his own career, and his public profile. He doesn't make any effort to communicate with his fans, and explain his flakiness. If anything, the hurt feelings probably amuse him. He even mocked Pittsburgh in a song because of the resentment towards him for canceling twice.
Ultimate, I simply think that LIHS is mostly uninspired, and makes me feel that Morrissey is bored with the entire process, and is using these releases as a reason to tour, and secure the few remaining earning years he has left. He's apparently only interested in crafting a few potential singles, and the rest is mostly filler.
I believe Morrissey sincerely wants to retire, but can't do so comfortably at this point. He holds out for a record company bid that allows him studio financing, a modest advance, and the rest is about making whatever he can in the only realm that most artists can even hope to make money: Touring, and merchandise.
If it was truly about just making music he likes, then he would have gone the DIY route long ago. He would have developed relationships with musicians who share his vision, but there is no vision. He's become little more than a jingle man hawking his wares.
He no longer has has anything to say, and he's saying it too loudly.