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Old 06-27-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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Years Of Refusal - Morrissey - Album/Tour Discussion

In September we have the release of another Morrissey album.

Years of Refusal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Loving some of these typically Morrissey-esque song titles

Something Is Squeezing My Soul
Because Of My Poor Education
It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
You Were Good In Your Time

Hopefully it will be as cracking as some of his last couple of albums.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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"Years of Refusal"? Reminds me of my ex-wife!...hey-oh!

SWEET.

Yeah, You Are The Quarry was great, and I think I liked Ringleader of the Tormentors even more.

Now that is a lyricist we should have brought up earlier.
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Morrissey is the benchmark every lyricist should aspire to. No one can write lyrics that can be so depressingly amusing and so agnosingly moving.

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That's a pretty perfect description. It's like he takes himself too seriously but it's always tongue in cheek.
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I adore Morrissey's lyrics, I can't say though that I ever found them moving. Which probably has more to do with his mannered singing and the general feeling of aloofness I get from the man.
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The World Is Full of Crashing Bores is a brilliant lyric, and so damned astute. You Are the Quarry is really a brilliant album.
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I'm definitely looking forward to this album

I'm seeing him live tomorrow, so should get to hear a few of the new tracks
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I adore Morrissey's lyrics, I can't say though that I ever found them moving. Which probably has more to do with his mannered singing and the general feeling of aloofness I get from the man.
For the most part I agree, but I find some of the stuff on Vauxhaull & I very moving. Particularly Used to Be A Sweet Boy, which sounds very autobiographical.
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The World Is Full of Crashing Bores is a brilliant lyric, and so damned astute. You Are the Quarry is really a brilliant album.

hey, i listened to that yesterday.
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Vauxhall and I is easily his best album vocals wise, his voice sounds just perfect on every song
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For the most part I agree, but I find some of the stuff on Vauxhaull & I very moving. Particularly Used to Be A Sweet Boy, which sounds very autobiographical.
I Have Forgiven Jesus works in a similar fashion. Anyone with even a slightly cynical leaning will be hard-pressed not to relate to Morrissey.
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I Have Forgiven Jesus works in a similar fashion. Anyone with even a slightly cynical leaning will be hard-pressed not to relate to Morrissey.
I don't think I'm cynical but I always found the over-the-top self-pity in this song almost comical, which makes it hard to take it seriously - whether the song is autobiographical or not.
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I don't think I'm cynical but I always found the over-the-top self-pity in this song almost comical, which makes it hard to take it seriously - whether the song is autobiographical or not.
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I don't think I'm cynical but I always found the over-the-top self-pity in this song almost comical, which makes it hard to take it seriously - whether the song is autobiographical or not.
The whole point is to not really be able to take it seriously, haha.

Anyway, I've been waiting for this album since the first friggin new Alain Whyte tunes started being played on tour.
When it was announced month or two ago I was all leik : WOO, BETTER BE RELEASED ON MY BIRTHDAY. And I am still like that today!

I so can't wait to hear ACTION MAN! There's no way that song can't be awesome.
Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed is easily the best of what's been played on tour.
Ghad I love him.
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In September we have the release of another Morrissey album.

Years of Refusal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Loving some of these typically Morrissey-esque song titles

Something Is Squeezing My Soul
Because Of My Poor Education
It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
You Were Good In Your Time

Hopefully it will be as cracking as some of his last couple of albums.
Yeah, those titles are certainly classic Morrissey.

Vauxhall & I I still listen to that one on occasion.
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