"Low In High School" review by Andrew Perry (4/5 stars) in Q (Dec. 2017)

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By Anonymous on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  1. Anonymous

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    'His best since 'Vauxhall and I', and will be known as his Israel album.' Line from 'Israel': "They bitch and moan because they are not like you". Oh dear.


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    2. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Looks like this one is more of a proper review and less of just a character assassination
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    3. Anonymous
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      Hopefully we’ll get an impression of what the songs sound like from this review
    4. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      This album is going to end up with a 60%-ish on metacritic after all of the reviews come in, ONLY because 99% of the reviewers don't like Morrissey's politics. If this exact same album had been released in the late 80s/early 90s it would've been at 90% on metacritic.
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    6. vegan.cro
      vegan.cro
      No doubt.
      Morrissey is - A CLASS ABOVE in spineless and cowardly and contemptibly timid current art and music scene .
      A Dandy in Aspic.
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    7. ordinaryboy86
      ordinaryboy86
      good reviews must be believed, and unfavorables dismissed as character assassination, eh.
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    8. 001
      001
      "A Class Above"

      Says it all really!
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    9. Eustace Walks
      Eustace Walks
      Interesting decision to highlight (and include) a praising Smiths feature in the same issue - timely publicity... or embarrassment over their celebratory review of a man with a malfunctioning switch-blade tongue, now reduced to tactless witticisms à la "I love my bed"...? :rolleyes:
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    10. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      It's amazing the anger a good review ignites here.
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    11. Irregular Regular
      Irregular Regular
      "Spent The Day In Bed rekindles the magic of Smiths classics such as Girlfriend In A Coma."
      "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage is genuinely Smiths-worthy."

      No no no, they are not trying to sell this album to casual Smiths fans who have long stopped listening. Oh no, what could possibly give you that impression?
      Well...there is also the possibility that the reviewer is actually deaf I suppose.

      In any case, fuck reviewers, their opinions are of no relevance to me, never have been.
      I either like an album or I don't, no need for anyone to help me make up my mind.

      I am still hoping it will be a good one of course.
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    12. Tibby the cat 93
      Tibby the cat 93
      At last an album review that mentions the music !
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    13. vegan.cro
      vegan.cro
      Indeed.
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    14. ordinaryboy86
      ordinaryboy86
      I cant stand his band, it's cabaret cruise ship shite. The music is arguably worse than the lyrics, too many cooks, too convoluted, just a noisy mess. Moz needs to ditch his band and start over. THEN we might get the album we've all been craving.
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    15. g23
      g23
      I think you're onto something. He hasn't come up with a Smiths-worthy sound in decades. Not to say that it's necessarily always a bad thing, just the facts, musically speaking.

      But hey, all the Millennials I know are all about the entire Smiths discog, and couldn't name 3 Morrissey songs. Including any of the hits, IE: Sunday etc. So I agree that there seems to be a concerted effort to sell to casual Smiths fans.
    16. BrummieBoy
      BrummieBoy
      Not if Morrissey had made the inflammatory remarks of recent years in the late 80s/early 90s. Back then there was 'plausible deniability' about some of his quoted words. Now there's no doubt whatsoever that he is a troll who will say anything controversial to get attention. That severely impacts on people's ability to listen to his music and words as he echoes those

      Not nearly as much anger as a bad review.
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    17. Anonymous
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      Morrissey comes out in support of the powerful Zionist settler-colonial oppressor and it's unceasing land grab ."Who Will Protect Us From The Israel 'Defense' Force". Isn't he plucky.
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    18. Anonymous
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      i just managed to get a promo and it is a great album. Much better than the previous one. He gets rid of the guitar wall of sound, a lot of keyboard and atmospheric sound. I bury the living is one of the best of the album. Israel is a little too melodramatic for me with its military drumroll.
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    19. g23
      g23
      "In other climes they bitch and whine, just because you are not like them."
      Catchy. If it turns into a single, here's a cover idea.

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