"Low In High School" review by Stephen Troussé in Uncut (5/10, Dec. 2017)

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2017 (read-only)' started by Mutt Walker, Oct 18, 2017.

By Mutt Walker on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM
  1. Mutt Walker

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    1. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      Well, it seems we've already heard the best songs off the album.
    2. Shyness 1s nice
      Shyness 1s nice
      Okay :thumb:
    3. Tbevie
      I suppose it's possible but everyone's going to have their own opinions on what the best tracks are. All I know is that even if i don't like the other 5 tracks. I'll still be excited about hearing the studio versions of the other 6.
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    4. ACTON
      You're being slightly unfair to whoever posted their comment. He is just saying it looks like the reviewer is out to get Moz from the very start. I began to lose respect for the reviewer at that early point but kept an open mind (i.e. I admit it is possible that the new album is total crap) but find it hard to take any reviewer seriously who then goes on to practically diss everything Moz did since The Smiths. That's just daft. Some of the Smiths songs were great, some weren't. Same for Moz solo. IMHO 'Quarry' and 'Vauxhall' and 'Your Arsenal' were as good as The Smiths. Different, but still great.
      We've all had a chance to hear approx 7 of the new songs in various concerts and they sound good to me. I can't imagine that Low will be worse than Uncle.
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    5. ACTON
      It's funny but I think the new music is pretty good but is sometimes let down by the lyrics :-(
      I guess it is hard to know until we've heard the proper studio versions.
    6. Nikita
      Guys, stop being so literal.
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    7. Anonymous
      If you mean Gail Shea,you need to read what he said again.
      Should have gone to Specsavers!
    8. Uncleskinny
      "Since Gail Shea thinks it is morally correct of Canada to dispense with unwanted beings by slicing their heads open with an axe, hopefully this same fate will happen to Shea, although given her 78% pork girth it could take nine wielding axemen and at least six daylight hours to finish her off.
      It shall be worth the wait for all of us.

      Here it is, in all it's fat-shaming hacking-up glory. I'm right. You're wrong. What part of that is not hoping she'd be hacked up?
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    9. Lustman
      Politic lyrics vs politic review.
      After that, he gave a 5/10, not so Bad After all
    10. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
      Are you being sponsored by them?
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    11. vegan.cro

      It was pure joy to read this clip from ST.
      Since "UNCUT Morrissey-The paranoid world of a fallen idol" (on cover); August 1998 --->>> 20 years after, circle closed with this clip from ST considering UNCUT.
      Today John Mulvey is editor of UNCUT; this is John Mulvey review of "Boxers" (1995, NME):
      "... just another example of his tedious obsession with bits of rough who'd give him a kicking given half a chance" and that "any enjoyment of his records nowadays is tainted by the fact that a nasty taste from all those obnoxious, apologist, quasi-libertarian quotes still lingers..."
      Looks like identical review of LIHS from ST.
      "But his (Morrissey) relationship with the UK music press feels a bit witch-hunty to me. I just got hatcheted recently by somebody who wilfully took stuff that I said out of context just so that they had a story—and you can smell it on these guys—so I can imagine most journalists being out to throttle him...",
      James Murphy LCD Soundsystem,
      Again, pure joy to read this clip from ST about LIHS.
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    12. Anonymous
      Your Arsenal was one of his biggest selling albums especially in the US but I do agree with your point . However for me personally the new songs sound really average and the lyrics are shockingly bad . If this was a new artist nobody would care and they would be ridiculed for lyrics . It's easy for the blind faithful to make themselves like this album , it's not drop dead awful just very very average and pedestrian . I guess if you want to like something enough anything is possible .
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    13. George the 23rd
      George the 23rd
      The opening to this review is certainly misguided, though it should be noted that he is only stating that if Morrissey had died in 1986 his legacy would remain, not that he himself wishes he had died.

      As for the review itself, it's reasonable to judge a Morrissey album mainly for its lyrical content as his defining feature as an artist has been his lyrics. I'd already got a 'Kill Uncle' vibe from the other early reviews (mostly good songs, let down by the production and some misguided lyrics) that seems to be confirmed here. Though I've always had a soft spot for 'odd' or misguided albums (Kill Uncle included), so it only makes me more intrigued and eager to hear it myself.
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    14. ninetimesfined
      Weakest since Kill Uncle. Yawn. That LP has become a by-word for ‘bad’ Moz albums.

      i’d never hear a bad word said about Kill Uncle. It’s unlike anything else Morrissey has done before or since, which is why it’s misunderstood, in my opinion.

      It always reminds me of Kate Bush’s Lionheart. A so-called difficult second album that shouldn’t work and had high expectations heaped on it, but is a truly British artefact
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    15. Mozbra
      The seven songs we have heard so far are good. God damn good. They will sound even better on studio format.

      The problem is that most journalists will bash him now even if he released Vauxhall and I number 2, due to his "controversial" views. By the way, supporting someone who fights Islam , a religion that oppresses women, gays and other religions, seems to be the "controversy" here.
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    16. Mozbra
      And the part he wishes Moz had been killed is just mean and revealing of the journalist's mind. He definitely must be someone into Arctic Monkeys and Tame Impala, truly horrible acts. I know that kind...late twenties, mid thirties...with a long beard eating a burger to make them feel they belong.
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    17. Anonymous
      I'm surprised with this score, I'm really invested in the 6 new songs I've heard. Spent the day in bed didn't do much for me initially but has grown on me a lot lately. When you open you legs and home is a question mark sound great to me. Here's how I'd rated the 10 previous albums.

      Viva Hate 8/10
      Kill Uncle 5/10
      Your Aresnal 9/10
      Vauxhall and I 10/10
      Southpaw Grammar 7/10
      Malajusted 6/10
      You are the Quarry 7/10
      Ringleader 7/10
      Years of Refusal 8/10
      World Peace 7/10
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    18. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      This guy seems really mad at Moz for other reasons.
      Don't know what to tell ya, been lovin' all the new
      songs and can't wait for the record to drop.
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    19. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      The only thing that matters is how art moves each individual.
      Don't be afraid to think for yourself now.
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    20. Erik
      Why don't we just get to the root of the problem? We are all holding on (or out) for what once was. Morrissey is not who he used to be and neither are we.
      Social Media has ruined Artists like Morrissey because it pulled the curtain back and we started to see a real person and not an enigma. If we are brutally
      honest, the Morrissey we all grew to idolize - his last good album was "Maladjusted" and ironically that's right when Social Media started. So by 2004 he
      "came back" with an album we were most happy about because he was back. Sure there were some great songs but it was the beginning of the downward
      spiral that has taken us to where we currently are. I want to like any new material as much as the next fan, I'm not out to be negative. Spent The Day In Bed
      is "catchy" and cool but no where near the days of old. Honestly, the only song that resembles anything close to what once was, is Home Is A ?
      That reviewer is probably being charitable with a 5/10 rating. I just hope there are some extra tracks that will be released eventually that are great.
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