"World Peace..." Music Week review, rebranded "MorrisseyWeek"

An anonymous person writes:

It's in today's Music Week, and it's all a bit lukewarm.
Described as a 'good' album but unlikely to win new fans.
There's no real comment on the music. Lyrics to I'm Not A Man are covered in detail but nothing really on the other songs we don't yet know.
Either we unfortunately only have an ok album on our hands or the reviewer isn't a great music journalist.



Uncleskinny posted the image:



and the link:

Music Week - true-to-you.net

19 June 2014

The British music industry media magazine Music Week has, for this week, been rebranded Morrissey Week.




An anonymous person also posted:

Here's the text of the Music Week Review.

"Did you listen to Morrissey on Desert Island Discs a coupe of years ago? Of course you did. You're not a Philistine. When he wasn't flirting outrageously with Kristy Young. he gave us vignettes from his life and gave us glimpses of his taste, but the inherent message message, surely, was: be interesting; don't just exist, be interesting. Or at least try to be. Boredom is the enemy, convention is its web.

And so to Morrissey's solo career. It hasn't been consistently brilliant, or even, with quite long hiatuses between deals, consistently in existence. But it has always been interesting. World Peace Is None Of Your Business maintains the tradition.

The first (title) track seems him bump up against politics. Not party politics (trust Moz to swerve a party), but the point of politics, and of politicians. "Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes/Never asking what for/You poor little fool", he chides, before lending support to his louche friend/acolyte Russel Brand by concluding "Each time you vote, you support the process".

It is followed by a clanging assessment of the beat generation in the form of Neal Cassady Drops Dead (whatever you think about the music, Morrissey always delivers stunning titles).

And then comes I'm Not A Man, a brilliant litany of everything that defines maleness, rejected by our hero, contemptuous of the "Warring caveman/Wheeler dealer/Mover shaker/Casanova" and confident he is, in fact, "something bigger, better" and less (that word again) conventional. Later on her urges us to Kick the Bride Down the Aisle and briefly reprises the zither driven code to Please, Please, Please... in the process.

Morrissey is a man for whom the phrase "a return to form" is banned, not least because its boring, but make no mistake, this is a good Morrissey album, continuing a renaissance that started with You are the Quarry, and has been fueled by vim and vinegar ever since.

Will he win over new fans? Will he tempt back the swathes of former constituents who have drifted away? Will the media salivate or savage? No, maybe and both would be good guesses, and probably in that order. But this much is certain, we'll miss him when he's gone, and no one will remember him as being boring".
 
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Imbrie

Junior Member
Re: First full length review of the new album

And that's the extent of the First full length review of the new album?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: First full length review of the new album

It's in today's Music Week, and it's all a bit lukewarm.
Described as a 'good' album but unlikely to win new fans.
There's no real comment on the music. Lyrics to I'm Not A Man are covered in detail but nothing really on the other songs we don't yet know.
Either we unfortunately only have an ok album on our hands or the reviewer isn't a great music journalist.
Care to post up the text? That being said I am not surprised an industry journal would focus on winning over new fans. Though yeah I am willing to go with a not great music journalist for the time being, that being said seeing the text would help.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: First full length review of the new album

And that's the extent of the First full length review of the new album?
Sorry - it's not online and I didn't buy the magazine. It's just a summary of what I read from memory. It felt like a 3 star (out of 5) review. Not a proper music magazine so let's hope it's not representative.
 

Stoned

Oh well...enough said
Re: First full length review of the new album

I just love these....."his best album in 20 years" every time and for every artist.....a bit boring

Cheers Moz
 

GlasgowChivas

Doing the Terrace Stomp
Re: First full length review of the new album

The image used for the cover of Music Week is slightly different from the one we've been seeing for weeks now; namely, the duplicated plant and debris on the lower left hand side has been corrected. Is this the final album cover, do we think?

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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

Here's the text of the Music Week Review.

"Did you listen to Morrissey on Desert Island Discs a coupe of years ago? Of course you did. You're not a Philistine. When he wasn't flirting outrageously with Kristy Young. he gave us vignettes from his life and gave us glimpses of his taste, but the inherent message message, surely, was: be interesting; don't just exist, be interesting. Or at least try to be. Boredom is the enemy, convention is its web.
And so to Morrissey's solo career. It hasn't been consistently brilliant, or even, with quite long hiatuses between deals, consistently in existence. But it has always been interesting. World Peace Is None Of Your Business maintains the tradition.
The first (title) track seems him bump up against politics. Not party politics (trust Moz to swerve a party), but the point of politics, and of politicians. "Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes/Never asking what for/You poor little fool", he chides, before lending support to his louche friend/acolyte Russel Brand by coccluding "Each time you vote, you support the process".
It is followed by a clanging assessment of the beat generation in the form of Neal Cassady Drops Dead (whatever you think about the music, Morrissey always delivers stunning titles).
And then comes I'm Not A Man, a brilliant litany of everything that defines maleness, rejected by our hero, contemptuous of the "Warring caveman/Wheeler dealer/Mover shaker/Casanova" and confident he is, in fact, "something bigger, better" and less (that word again) conventional. Later on her urges us to Kick the Bride Down the Aisle and briefly reprises the zither driven code to Please, Please, Plesae... in the process.
Morrissey is a man for whom the phrase "a return to form" is banned, not least because its boring, but make no mistake, this is a good Morrissey album, continuing a renaissance that started with You are the Quarry, and has been fuelled by vim and vinegar ever since.
Will he win over new fans? Will he tempt back the swathes of former constituents who have drifted away? Will the media salivate or savage? No, maybe and both would be good guesses, and probably in that order. But this much is certain, we'll miss him when he's gone, and no one will remember him as being boring".
 

mcrickson

Reckless Endangerment
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

Thanks for providing the text. But it really is a shit review, isn't it?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

Thanks for providing the text. But it really is a shit review, isn't it?
I'm all for score-free reviews, but only if it feels like a fleshed out review. All that this thing reads like is an introduction to a longer review, that being said the positive buzz here+Mojo's buzz inspires excitement.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

I'm still confused why someone who usually always looks immaculate is on the cover of his first album in 5 years wearing a white tee shirt, track pants and converse sneakers.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

I'm all for score-free reviews, but only if it feels like a fleshed out review. All that this thing reads like is an introduction to a longer review, that being said the positive buzz here+Mojo's buzz inspires excitement.
Yes, and also the editor from the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles, who also said it was his best album in decades. Very exciting buzz :)
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

This is a magazine called Music Week, and when pretty much all they can say about the musical side of this album is "whatever you think about the music, Morrissey always delivers stunning titles", then it's hard to feel as though it's really pushing the boat out with praise.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

This is a magazine called Music Week, and when pretty much all they can say about the musical side of this album is "whatever you think about the music, Morrissey always delivers stunning titles", then it's hard to feel as though it's really pushing the boat out with praise.
To be fair its much more of an industry magazine. So maybe writing about compositions just isn't in their wheelhouse.
 

RobLand

Visitor since 1997
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

To me the most exciting aspect is that the horrible photoshop cloning from the original cover might possibly have been fixed (or simply cropped out)!
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Re: World Peace: Music Week review

He's still photoshopped to hell.
 

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