"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. Anonymous
      Malajusted was his last great album? It's regarded my most as his second worst. For every Trouble Loves Me we get a Papa Jack. Its padded with a ton of filler. If he'd added Lost and Edges are no longer parallel, taken out Papa Jack and He Cried it would be a solid album.
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    2. Thewlis
      The album is musically splendid but I don’t agree with Morrissey’s rumoured latest political views so I give it 5 out of 10 :crazy:
      What a tosser :mad:
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    3. Johnny Barleycorn
      Johnny Barleycorn
      The internet did for Morrissey what the talkies did for Rudolph Valentino.

      It revealed his weaknesses and meant that any silly off the cuff utterance on some stage somewhere could be relayed around the world instantly. Mostly it wouldn’t matter, but every so often you would get a Utoya moment and it doesn’t take many of them to cause permanent reputational damage.

      From what I’ve heard so far this album is already superior to WP, but that was such an absolute stinker it doesn’t say very much.
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    4. Anonymous
      I bow down to your greater knowledge and apologise.
      However, I would take that quote with an extreme pinch of salt.
      If I overheard that in the pub,I would laugh.
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    5. Anonymous
      I like the album, it's got a spark to it. I am thrilled at the publicity.

      He looks amazing too.
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    6. Born to Harangue
      Born to Harangue
      Leaving your views of Morrissey aside, which might have some merit: Rudolph Valentino died in 1926 and the first 'talkie' was The Jazz Singer in 1927, so the analogy doesn't work.
      Change Rudolph Valentino to, for example, Clara Bow (strong Brooklyn accent) and maybe you're onto something. There were plenty of other lesser known silent film actors who struggled to make the transition to talkies too, but Valentino wasn't one of them for obvious reasons.

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    7. blister92
      Side bar: what is the seventh song?
      I Wish You Lonely
      Spent The Day In Bed
      Home Is A Question Mark
      My Love, I'd Do Anything For You
      All The Young People Must Fall In Love
      When You Open Your Legs


    8. Anonymous
      'Jackie's only happy when she's up on the stage'
    9. Erik
      Yes, Maladjusted. I’m speaking of the era. The album was great and had some of his best B-sides ever. He still moved around on stage then too.
      I actually like Papa Jack and He Cried
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    10. Born to Harangue
      Born to Harangue
      'Jacky's Only Happy...'
      Easily forgotten.
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    11. Shyness 1s nice
      Shyness 1s nice
      I disagree on "Easily forgotten". If I just think of that song, I can't stop the repeating of EXIT! BREXIT! going round and round in my head :rock:
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    12. bored
      The only critic that matters is you.

      Most people cite I'm Not A Man as the best track on WPINOYB. I think it's terrible and have listened to it maybe 3 times and 2 of them were accidental.

      So far my opinion of the songs are this.. I really like My Love, I Wish You Lonely, When You Open Your Legs and Spent the Day in Bed. On the flip side I am not at all fond of Jacky, All The Young Dudes and Home Is A Question Mark.

      I'm not feeling too excited about Who Will Protect Us From The Police. I like Ganglord. I don't need part 2. I'm not excited about The Girl From Tel-Aviv or Israel. I don't think we need 2 Israeli songs. One would be fine but with Istanbul already being out there it feels like he's trending on content I'm not that excited about.

      There seems to be a theme about the news being shit.. and it is.. but I don't need that as a running theme. A single mention of it would be great.

      I can't judge the songs I haven't heard but I will judge them fairly. If the album turns out to be a 5/10 for me and it means I really like 6 songs and don't care for 6 others I'll be happy to have 6 good/great songs and a tour.

      My review means nothing since I'm not you. Enjoy the album or don't. It has no impact on the rest of us and vice-versa.
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    13. Watson
      Careful bored, folks round here don't like reasoned, unbiased, rational posts like yours. You'll end up being banned.

      Thanks for restoring my faith.
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    14. AliasBromide
      He's such a scrawny little thing - no pork girth at all - that it would only take 9 wielding axemen 6 minutes to finish him off.
    15. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      'I have no feelings about how they choose to express themselves.' :rolleyes:

      remember that next time M says something you disagree with.

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    16. vegan.cro
      oh, oh, but, but, he has feelings for Morrissey, deep feelings - love.

      bogard victim.jpg
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    17. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      'I think the point he was trying to make was, ''Quit while you're on top'''

      there are better ways to express that other than wishing death on someone, if the reviewer was a decent writer he would have been creative enough to find a better way to express himself. He's reviewing a pop record for Christs sake! , not Mein Kampf ' !

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    18. Anonymous
      Good point.
      What other music review praises the music but still thinks its rubbish?
    19. ordinaryboy86
      If Morrissey was a saint then i might feel the need to get offended on his behalf, just like most of you are doing. But he himself has remorselessly wished death on plenty of people over the years. What's the difference?
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    20. roky
      I am so glad I didn't gamble and buy tickets to DC thinking this record would be a come back like Quarry was. From the songs I have heard so far, I think it his worst by far. Glad I am sticking to my "no more Morrissey shows since 2007" pledge..
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