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".