🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Morrissey

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Nas gets a low 3:

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Now let’s see how this one goes;

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0 voters

  • Viva Hate
  • Kill Uncle
  • Your Arsenal
  • Vauxhall And I
  • Southpaw Grammar
  • Maladjusted
  • You Are The Quarry
  • Ringleader Of The Tormentors
  • Years Of Refusal
  • World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  • Low In High School
  • California Son
  • I Am Not A Dog On A Chain

0 voters

A LOT of singles today:

  • Suedehead
  • Everyday Is Like Sunday
  • The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
  • Interesting Drug
  • Ouija Board, Ouija Board
  • November Spawned A Monster
  • Picadilly Parare
  • Our Frank
  • Sing Your Life
  • Pregnant For The Last Time
  • My Love Life
  • We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
  • You’re The One For Me, Fatty
  • Tomorrow
  • Certain People I Know
  • The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
  • Hold On To Your Friends
  • Interlude
  • Now My Heart Is Full
  • Boxers
  • Dagenham Dave
  • The Boy Racer
  • Sunny
  • Alma Matters
  • Roy’s Keen
  • Satan Rejected My Soul
  • Irish Blood, English Heart
  • First Of The Gang To Die
  • Let Me Kiss You
  • I Have Forgiven Jesus
  • You Have Killed Me
  • The Youngest Was The Most Loved
  • In The Future When All’s Well
  • I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
  • That’s How People Grow Up
  • All You Need Is Me
  • I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
  • Something Is Squeezing My Skull
  • World Peace Is None Of Your Business
  • Istanbul
  • Earth Is The Loneliest Planet
  • The Bullfighter Dies
  • Kiss Me A Lot
  • Spent The Day In Bed
  • Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On Stage
  • My Love, I’d Do Anything For You
  • All The Young People Must Fall In Love
  • Back On The Chain Gang
  • Lover-To-Be
  • Wedding Bell Blues
  • It’s Over
  • Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?
  • Love Is On Its Way Out
  • Knockabout World
  • Honey, You Know Where To Find Me

0 voters

1 for being a racist plonker. Please do not try to drag me into a “separate the art from the artist” argument because I also think his music is shite.

39 Likes

‘You’re the one for me, fatty’

Fucking hell.

1

5 Likes

1 for being a prick. Surely straight to the bottom of the list?

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I feel this one is supremely pointless. I’m generally firmly in the ‘separate the art from the artist’ camp but that’s no longer possible with Morrissey.

His solo stuff never meant anywhere near as much to me as The Smiths did, but there were some great songs on all of his early albums. The nastiness started to show from the start though. Bengali in Platforms felt like such an aberration at the time (although with hindsight the indicators had always been there) that I gave him the benefit of the doubt at the time, albeit with a lot of unease. Since then the nastiness has overwhelmed everything to the extent that it’s impossible to hear anything else.

I’ve given him a 1 but as I say I feel it’s a pointless mark because it doesn’t rate his music in comparison with other artists.

21 Likes

Smashed that 1. Would genuinely rather go to an Ed Sheeran concert than a Morrissey one.

9 Likes

If he wasn’t an absolute shitbag then it’d probably be a 4 or a 5 but he is, and he’s released some absolute trash amongst the good bits so it’s a 1.

9 Likes

I hate his music and he’s an awful human being. 1/5.

4 Likes

There was. Time I enjoyed his solo work.

Then, like a sonic boom, I realised it was dogshit and he was a loathsome cunt. Poster child for the worst type of fans ever.

  1. I’d vote 0.

He can fuck off.

7 Likes

All these threads are supremely pointless. Gives us something to talk about all day though eh.

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I know it’s a bit of a HGATR trope to associate certain acts with ‘the worst type of fans’ - but I don’t think you’re far off with Morrissey.

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Musically he’s a 3, but as he’s a terrible, terrible human, it can only be a 1.

Quite like this song used on one of my favourite Slater’s parts

1 Like

We’ll see. Can’t see this leading to much fruitful discussion because I think everyone’s views will be pretty much the same. If it becomes anything more than people trying to find ways of saying how much they hate racists I’ll be surprised.

Bona Drag is superb tbf. And the only gig i’ve been to with my Dad was on the Ringleaders tour circa 2005. It’s still a nice memory. But yeah, obviously nothing can redeem what he has now become. A sad one, but a 1 it is.

2 Likes

2 for the interminable dirge. 0 for being a fucking cunt.

1 then

I’d lost track of his solo career long before he turned full racist but there is a lot of music that doesn’t exist on that singles list. Was a fan, went to see him on the ‘ringleaders’ tour but he was in one of his huffs so even that’s not a great memory. Massive arsehole. 1

Tell you who is shit though? Johnny Marr. Boring boring guitar man contributed nothing to the smiths

5 Likes

Obviously he’s a prick, but the thing is is that his music is also very bad.

1

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