Morrissey's latest solo effort, Years of Refusal, gives listeners solid, churning rock, Moz's mope and wit, and on top of it all, his voice sounding fantastic. I've been listening to it for a couple of weeks now, at least, and haven't grown tired of it at all. But don't take my word for it (seeing how I'm as old as old Moz), here are a few critical blurbs that feel the same way:
Uncut: "...this is still one of the most thrilling landmarks in the musical landscape. “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”, “Mama...” and “That’s How People Grow Up” are all welcome new gems in the Moz treasure chest..."
allmusic: "...Years of Refusal is a full-bodied, full-blooded album that also happens to be fully realized ..."
Spin: "...our man from Manchester has been weirdly unstoppable, making vital music, throwing exhaustingly energetic live shows, and honing in on 50 as well as or better than any rocker this side of Neil Young ..."
These mp3s give you his recent concert for the BBC which showcases half of the new album and it does sound very good as it was a live FM broadcast.
Check his myspace page for tour dates, he and the band will soon embark on an exhausting tour taking them right into July.
BUY the record here or in your favourite indie shop.
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
This Charming Man
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Best Friend Of The Payroll
That’s How People Grow Up
Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?
The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
Reader Meet Author
Seasick, Yet Still Docked
I Keep Mine Hidden
I’m OK By Myself