Mojo / Andrew Male: review of IANADOAC (4/5*s)

Found a clipping on Twitter. not much of a review but it is positive.

 
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I distrust anyone who can't even spell Morrissey.
Think it's quite common for headline acts to get input into the lineup, particularly who immediately precedes them.

Can't see Morrissey having picked Echo & the Bunnymen, though, after the things IM has said about him. Which Morrissey will be aware of.
 
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Lol.

Again, California Son charted at number 4 in the UK. None of the tracks on that album were written by Morrissey and it still charted at number 4. Click that bloody Wikipedia link and see for yourself that California Son charted at number 4.

Did I mention enough times that California Son charted at number 4?
You seem all too keen when you repeat that chart position as if it's some mantra of comfort and desperate consolation - of sorts - for you. Hmmmmm. How revealing of you that you make no reference whatsoever to the fact that 'California Son' fell out of both the UK Top 100 Albums Chart and the Billboard US Top 200 Albums Chart in less than a month after its release. The phrase "Pyrrhic victory" instantly comes to mind upon reading your self-soothing comments. Let's also not forget that neither of his two solitary UK shows have even sold out yet (ask yer man @Surface about this. He knows so much about these things). A situation that would have been unthinkable for Morrissey once upon a time has now come to pa. Self-sabotage has long been his forte. Recent events and an annoying knack of opening his gob before engaging his brain won't return his lost British fanbase to him. Sad and rather pitiful, but all too inevitable and very much of his own making.
And if you don't believe me now, here's Morrissey singles record for you to check below - compliments of the UK Official Charts website. His last Top 10 hit was in 2006 with 'You Have Killed Me', whilst he last saw Top 40 action ten years ago this month with 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris'.

https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/13740/morrissey/

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1

Chart
Facts

27.02.
1988

SUEDEHEAD
MORRISSEY
HMV
05 06 00
Buy Listen

11.06.
1988

EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
MORRISSEY
HMV
09 06 00
Buy Listen

11.02.
1989

LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS
MORRISSEY
HMV
06 07 00
Buy Listen

29.04.
1989

INTERESTING DRUG
MORRISSEY
HMV
09 04 00
Buy Listen

25.11.
1989

OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD
MORRISSEY
HMV
18 07 00
Buy Listen

05.05.
1990

NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER
MORRISSEY
HMV
12 04 00
Buy Listen

20.10.
1990

PICCADILLY PALARE
MORRISSEY
HMV
18 02 00
Buy Listen

23.02.
1991

OUR FRANK
MORRISSEY
HMV
26 03 00
Buy Listen

13.04.
1991

SING YOUR LIFE
MORRISSEY
HMV
33 02 00
Buy Listen

27.07.
1991

PREGNANT FOR THE LAST TIME
MORRISSEY
HMV
25 04 00
Buy Listen

12.10.
1991

MY LOVE LIFE
MORRISSEY
HMV
29 02 00
Buy Listen

09.05.
1992

WE HATE IT WHEN OUR FRIENDS BECOME SUCCESSFUL
MORRISSEY
HMV
17 03 00
Buy Listen

18.07.
1992

YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME, FATTY
MORRISSEY
HMV
19 03 00
Buy Listen

19.12.
1992

CERTAIN PEOPLE I KNOW
MORRISSEY
HMV
35 04 00
Buy Listen

12.03.
1994

THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME, THE CLOSER I GET
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
08 04 00
Buy Listen

11.06.
1994

HOLD ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
48 03 00
Buy Listen

20.08.
1994

INTERLUDE
MORRISSEY & SIOUXSIE
PARLOPHONE
25 02 00
Buy Listen

28.01.
1995

BOXERS
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
23 03 00
Buy Listen

02.09.
1995

DAGENHAM DAVE
MORRISSEY
RCA VICTOR
26 02 00
Buy

09.12.
1995

THE BOY RACER
MORRISSEY
RCA VICTOR
36 02 00
Buy

23.12.
1995

SUNNY
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
42 02 00
Buy Listen

02.08.
1997

ALMA MATTERS
MORRISSEY
ISLAND
16 03 00
Buy Listen

18.10.
1997

ROY'S KEEN
MORRISSEY
ISLAND
42 02 00
Buy Listen

10.01.
1998

SATAN REJECTED MY SOUL
MORRISSEY
ISLAND
39 02 00
Buy Listen

22.05.
2004

IRISH BLOOD ENGLISH HEART
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
03 09 00
Buy Listen

24.07.
2004

FIRST OF THE GANG TO DIE
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
06 08 00
Buy Listen

23.10.
2004

LET ME KISS YOU
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
08 03 00
Buy Listen

25.12.
2004

I HAVE FORGIVEN JESUS
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
10 05 00
Buy Listen

09.04.
2005

REDONDO BEACH/THERE IS A LIGHT THAT
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
11 04 00
Buy

08.04.
2006

YOU HAVE KILLED ME
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
03 04 00
Buy Listen

17.06.
2006

THE YOUNGEST WAS THE MOST LOVED
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
14 03 00
Buy Listen

02.09.
2006

IN THE FUTURE WHEN ALL'S WELL
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
17 02 00
Buy Listen

16.12.
2006

I JUST WANT TO SEE THE BOY HAPPY
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
16 02 00
Buy Listen

16.02.
2008

THAT'S HOW PEOPLE GROW UP
MORRISSEY
DECCA
14 03 00
Buy Listen

14.06.
2008

ALL YOU NEED IS ME
MORRISSEY
DECCA
24 01 00
Buy Listen

21.02.
2009

I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS
MORRISSEY
POLYDOR
21 02 00
Buy Listen

09.05.
2009

SOMETHING IS SQUEEZING MY SKULL
MORRISSEY
DECCA
46 01 00
Buy Listen

09.10.
2010

EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
MORRISSEY
MAJOR MINOR RECORDS
42 01 00
Buy Listen

30.04.
2011

GLAMOROUS GLUE
MORRISSEY
MAJOR MINOR RECORDS
69 01 00
Buy Listen

24.05.
2014

WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
MORRISSEY
HARVEST
83 01 00
Buy

09.11.
2017

SPENT THE DAY IN BED
MORRISSEY
BMG
69
 
Because more if his fans are still agile/alive. Blondie are in their 70's, Morrissey is 60.

How many huge selling albums are you expecting Morrissey to have in the next 14 years?
Wait a minute, Blondie was hugely successful in the 80s, but then they disappeared from the spotlight for such a long time. Perhaps their reunion was one of the least expected due to their age, but definitely nice.
Morrissey in contrast has always been around as a performing artist, still drawing decent crowds at concerts including younger people.
 
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Which album dropped out of the top 100 fastest? Morrissey
Which album stayed in the top 100 longest? Blondie.

Facts people! Just look at those delicious facts!

Available here: just search Morrissey or Blondie
Ta for this. Here's Mozza's album's stats. 'California Son' only stayed in said chart for not even a month, even though it says 4 weeks.

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1

Chart
Facts

26.03.
1988

VIVA HATE
MORRISSEY
HMV
01 20 01
Buy Listen

27.10.
1990

BONA DRAG
MORRISSEY
HMV
09 05 00
Buy Listen

16.03.
1991

KILL UNCLE
MORRISSEY
HMV
08 04 00
Buy Listen

08.08.
1992

YOUR ARSENAL
MORRISSEY
RHINO
04 06 00
Buy Listen

22.05.
1993

BEETHOVEN WAS DEAF
MORRISSEY
HMV
13 02 00
Buy Listen

26.03.
1994

VAUXHALL AND I
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
01 07 01
Buy Listen

18.02.
1995

WORLD OF
MORRISSEY
PARLOPHONE
15 03 00
Buy Listen

09.09.
1995

SOUTHPAW GRAMMAR
MORRISSEY
RCA VICTOR
04 04 00
Buy

23.08.
1997

MALADJUSTED
MORRISSEY
ISLAND
08 03 00
Buy Listen

20.09.
1997

THE BEST OF - SUEDEHEAD
MORRISSEY
EMI
25 15 00
Buy Listen

29.05.
2004

YOU ARE THE QUARRY
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
02 22 00
Buy Listen

04.12.
2004

YOU ARE THE QUARRY
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
85 01 00
Buy Listen

16.04.
2005

LIVE AT EARLS COURT
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
18 04 00
Buy

15.04.
2006

RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS
MORRISSEY
ATTACK
01 11 01
Buy Listen

23.02.
2008

GREATEST HITS
MORRISSEY
DECCA
05 04 00
Buy Listen

28.02.
2009

YEARS OF REFUSAL
MORRISSEY
DECCA
03 05 00
Buy Listen

09.05.
2009

SOUTHPAW GRAMMAR
MORRISSEY
SONY MUSIC
63 01 00
Buy

07.11.
2009

SWORDS
MORRISSEY
POLYDOR
55 01 00
Buy Listen

07.05.
2011

VERY BEST OF
MORRISSEY
MAJOR MINOR RECORDS
80 01 00
Buy Listen

26.07.
2014

WORLD PEACE IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
MORRISSEY
HARVEST
02 07 00
Buy

30.11.
2017

LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL
MORRISSEY
BMG
05 05 00
Buy

06.06.
2019

CALIFORNIA SON
MORRISSEY
BMG
04 04 00
Buy

For someone of his supposed stature - and I speak as a former fan, the performances of his most recent releases sadly shows his increasing irrelevance to casual listeners in 2020. Just saying.
 
Nah, it will certainly not be his last. But after three records within 3 years a new album will be a longer wait this time.
2023 or 2024 maybe.
There will always be interest in releasing a new Moz-album, he is a legend.
Maybe there will be record company interest to release new Morrissey music at the occasion of his 70th or 75th birthday, when enough time has passed and the world has forgotten about his stupidities.
I think 2023 or 2024 s fairly optimistic.
For those willing to separate the music from the man, better to enjoy the musc now, while we still have a chance.
 
Wait a minute, Blondie was hugely successful in the 80s, but then they disappeared from the spotlight for such a long time. Perhaps their reunion was one of the least expected due to their age, but definitely nice.
Morrissey in contrast has always been around as a performing artist, still drawing decent crowds at concerts including younger people.
I think they disappeared due to Chris Stein's illness.
 
Maybe there will be record company interest to release new Morrissey music at the occasion of his 70th or 75th birthday, when enough time has passed and the world has forgotten about his stupidities.
I think 2023 or 2024 s fairly optimistic.
For those willing to separate the music from the man, better to enjoy the musc now, while we still have a chance.
I don't have to separate anything, he usually seems like a nice guy.
 
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If the album is a success (commercially) then it won't be problem for future record companies. But it seems that the previously Morrissey-friendly radio stations are refusing to play any of the new songs (to date at least) which will reduce its commercial success considerably. Furthermore, about 50-60% of the UK fan-base (for concerts at least) seems to have deserted him, incensed by his decision to publicly and unambiguously endorse a far-right political party, and cheer on the likes of Farage and Robinson.
He needs to issue a statement and retract that support, pretty urgently. He is not a genuinely right-wing person - he was simply drawn in to supporting these clowns (For Britain) because the singer is a gay vegan feminist.
Obviously you were not at any of the last five years worth of UK Concerts then, stupid Anonymous fool.

Hazard
x
 
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Nope, it's just his recording career that's in jeopardy, and his biggest problems are in the UK. He can keep going for years playing live on the nostalgia circuit albeit to smaller crowds than he's been used to. Credit where due, it's impressive that he's been asked to headline the Cruel World festival - there's no way a similar sized festival in the UK would have him top of the bill.
The UK is not the world.
 
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Gotta be honest. Fucking loving these pointless arguments tonight! I don't know, I'm just in that mood! Anyway...

Who cares how long it was in the charts? Fact is, you said (at least, I think it was you) that Blondie charted higher. It didn't. They both charted at number 4. And, if I'm correct, that's the sixth time I've typed that today! Another fact! :)


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Nope. Never mentioned Blondie charting higher. I did provide the chart facts - which speak clearly for themselves.
 
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If Morrissey made a left-wing statement saying For Britain is bad and immigration is good, you’d all agree. None of you have opinions, you just agree with Morrissey. Stop pretending otherwise. Also, stop pretending to BE Morrissey. I mean, I’m sure you’re awful, but better to be yourself than pretending to be that insane cunt.
:thumb:
 
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Blondie is an interesting marketing case - cool new wave band in Europe but seen as uncool sell-outs in the USA at their peak.

I think Moz benefited from flying under the radar & being so unpredictable.
Where do you get this shite?
 
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Blondie have not headlined at Glastonbury
You are correct! My apologies.

Blondie played in 2014 and headlined one of the other stages not the main stage. This changes little about Thewlis's incorrect claim. Blondie has headlined festivals. All other points in the original comment stand.
 
Is that a reference to Sylvia Plath? If so, wrong place.

Speaking of Plath, if you or anyone here hasn't read The Journals of, then do. Then read Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters. Just staggering.
Actually, it was a reference to Patric Doonan, but each to their own chum.

í thought this was a thread on the Mojo review, but í may be wrong.

í am reading The Journals/Birthday Letters as we speak: Happy Valentine's!

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