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I liked it better when it was called Sweet and Tender Hooligan.
Well, I'm sorry to say I have NO idea what you're talking about. Am I bovvered?
The Youngest Was the Most Loved - I actually thought that was a great track.
I think "You Have Killed Me" and "All You Need is Me" can easily be classified as the best he's done so far. To be fair, though, he hasn't written a lot of material with Morrissey as they've only collaborated on 11 songs thus far (12 if you include the yet-to-be-recorded People Are the Same Everywhere).
My personal favorites are "If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look at Me" and "Children in Pieces" which are overlooked Tobias compositions IMO. I was a bit surprised at the lack of Jesse co-writes for Years of Refusal, especially after all the praise and joy he received from Morrissey during the Ringleader period. But with Alain's questionable status, perhaps we'll see more songs from Jesse on the new album.
YHKM is Jesse's only 'very good' song. Isn't it 'very good' rather than great? Great would be 'Everyday is Like Sunday' or 'How Soon is Now.'
Alain is by far the best of the three, though Boz seemed more creative in the mid-late 90s with some good songs.
'On The Streets' is so jaded, 'Boy Happy' is flabby and tuneless, 'In The Future When All's Well' seems to be about to take off but never quite makes it down the run-way. 'Youngest Was The Most Loved' makes it down the run-way but a wing falls off just as the wheels are about to leave the tarmac. Overall, his songs are definitely lacking something quite fundamental. In time we'll probably see Jesse's songwriting as a 'Kill Uncle' kind of undertaking - one that in hindsight might be better if it had been sealed away in a dark room rather than seeing the light of day.