"The Queen's Speech": Morrissey on 2009, TTY

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  1. dizzywhore_1804

    dizzywhore_1804 A big-nose who knows...

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    http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_091216_01

     
  2. dizzywhore_1804

    dizzywhore_1804 A big-nose who knows...

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    Interesting that 'Swords' was only meant to be a mid-priced budget release. I think we could have all been happy with that, and it would have addressed all the money-grabbing complaints?

    More saddenning that he thinks YoR is among the best things he's ever done.

    :tears:
     
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    YOR was excellent, what's so bad about it?
     
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    Re:Morrissey on 2009, TTY

    I find the title of the thread is rather distatsteful.

    All artists have to claim that their latest album is their best work to date.

    I don't like YOR very much, but look forward to arrival of Morrissey's 10th studio album sometime in 2011 or 2012.


    Good to see Morrissey's grateful to the medical staff of Great Western Hospital. :)
     
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    I find it rather funny. Can't be held responsible for taste, or other people's lack of it ;)

    I realise he's still promoting YoR, but the fact the last three have been about diminishing returns is what worries me, as well as the quite finalistic "I am no longer in the thrall of anything that preceded them; the past is not me". I want Morrissey to release another masterpiece but if he truly believes that "Sorry Doesn't Help" is among one of his best moments then we're all in for a lot of disappointment.

    Edit: Was happy to see thanks to the hospital too.

    What was so bad about it was that there was nothing of real excitement on there. We've absolutely heard it all before. A lot of the songs are quite well crafted pop songs, but there are people making much better pop songs than him at the moment. It was neither "pop" enough to make it a good, fun pop record, nor insightful enough to raise it above that. It was distinctly average and underwhelming.
     
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    Thank you for this, Morrissey.
     
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    "There are no 2010 plans to fire me out of a cannon"...I don't exactly know what that might mean in particular, but i'm still hoping for some gigs.

    It was great to (roughly) see things from his perspective. After so many incidents this year that remained unexplained it was great to read this. :)
     
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    listen to them instead?
     
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    Re: Morrissey on 2009, TTY

    It was really good to read this, and hear things from his point of view (vis a vis illnesses etc).
     
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    I am, don't worry. LOADS more than YoR as well.

    It's just we all know how utterly amazing Morrissey can be, so when he's not it is devastating.
     
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    I disagree. But that's what opinions are for. ;)
     
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    It's not by any means his worst album, though!

    got any artists you'd like to recommend? having a mass-ipod update day
     
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    It's funny isn't it, because I absolutely believe that YoR is one of the worst albums of Morrissey's career - not because there is anything that bad on there, but because it is absolutely tired and uninspiring. The songs are nice enough to listen to, but they don't mean anything much to me. At the same time some people think it's the best thing he's ever done - I say to those people :crazy:

    ;)
     
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    Going through a very commercial (Gaga, Lily Allen, PSB) pop phase at the moment, can understand if some people don't like it, but check out my last.fm below.

    Become a bit disillusioned with "alternative/indie" music at the moment, but if someone could recommend me stuff then I'd appreciate it...probably in another forum though, I've already been told off for trying to be funny in this thread.
     
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    So which bit will be picked up by the rest of the music blogs to portray it as another Morrissey rant? The Universal bit? The bit about catching flu from fans?
     
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    YOR and ROTT are, for me, pinnacles of Morrissey's solo output, along with YA and Maladjusted. As always, these things are completely subjective.

    And Dublin was indeed one hell of a gig. :thumb:
     
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    I'll add you on last.fm, don't have to accept if you don't want to, though :D

    and i'll give you a few artists names that i'm enjoying at the moment
     
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    wow. I'm too bloody sensitive :tears: (I'm not going to apologize for that) It just moved me. I thank him for writing something for/to us.:D (I'm feeling too many emotions at the same time atm)
     
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    Re: Morrissey on 2009, TTY

    Yes it's rather funny, To me YOR isn't tired or uninspiring at all, I find it's a very deep, intense, inspiring, energetic and touching listening experience. I have listened to it so many times and I still don't find it boring.

    That's just what it's like, we all have our own tastes and opinions. Luckily. :)
     
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    Oh, great. Very first thing in the morning and now I'm drying up tears before getting in the shower to go to work. :tears: I just love him to pieces. :sweet:
     
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