Hot Press Review - "I Am Not A Dog On A Chain" (5 Stars out of 10)

Hot Press Review- review indicates great album but looks like lost stars for political views


MORRRISEY – I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN- BMG
5 Stars/10
RESPECTABLE RETURN FROM
INDIE ICON ISN'T ENOUGH TO
ESCAPE BLACK HOLE OF HIS
POLITICAL VIEWS
Morrissey has a new album and fans are confused as to how they should
feel. I Am Not A Dog On A Chain is
solid late-period Moz, with robust
production by his latest ongoing
collaborator Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon,
The Shins, Tori Amos).
Buuuut there is still the sticky
issue of Stephen Patrick's well-
documented far right views. He
popped up on the Jimmy Fallon
show wearing a badge advertising
the For Britain party (headbangers
shunned by Nigel Farage for their
extremism). And he has accused
London Mayor Sadiq Khan of
being unable to "talk properly".
To all of this we can now add his
one-way feud with The Guardian, as
the
trumpeted by his new line of "f***
The Guardian" merch (an actual
thing).
How do you get all that out
of your head whilst grooving to
his thoroughly agreeable new
record, which Moz himself has not
inaccurarely hailed as "the very
best of me"? It's impossible which
is why, as a Smiths diehard, you
may undergo a succession of mild
out-of-body experiences as the top-
drawer jangle pop of Jim Jim Falls'
and single 'Bobby, Don't You Think
They Know?' washes over you.
His humour has weathered the
years, at least. "Time will mould
you and craft you," he croons
darkly. "But when you're looking
away it will slide up and shaft you."
That's the opening line to closer,
'My Hurling Days Are Done'. It's
in the rich Morrissey tradition of
wry dirges and we can always do
with more indie icons referencing
the greatest sport in the world.
But it's so very odd enjoying this
album knowing the opinions of the
increasingly marginalised figure
behind it.
 
Hot Press Review- review indicates great album but looks like lost stars for political views


MORRRISEY – I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN- BMG
5 Stars/10
RESPECTABLE RETURN FROM
INDIE ICON ISN'T ENOUGH TO
ESCAPE BLACK HOLE OF HIS
POLITICAL VIEWS
Morrissey has a new album and fans are confused as to how they should
feel. I Am Not A Dog On A Chain is
solid late-period Moz, with robust
production by his latest ongoing
collaborator Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon,
The Shins, Tori Amos).
Buuuut there is still the sticky
issue of Stephen Patrick's well-
documented far right views. He
popped up on the Jimmy Fallon
show wearing a badge advertising
the For Britain party (headbangers
shunned by Nigel Farage for their
extremism). And he has accused
London Mayor Sadiq Khan of
being unable to "talk properly".
To all of this we can now add his
one-way feud with The Guardian, as
the
trumpeted by his new line of "f***
The Guardian" merch (an actual
thing).
How do you get all that out
of your head whilst grooving to
his thoroughly agreeable new
record, which Moz himself has not
inaccurarely hailed as "the very
best of me"? It's impossible which
is why, as a Smiths diehard, you
may undergo a succession of mild
out-of-body experiences as the top-
drawer jangle pop of Jim Jim Falls'
and single 'Bobby, Don't You Think
They Know?' washes over you.
His humour has weathered the
years, at least. "Time will mould
you and craft you," he croons
darkly. "But when you're looking
away it will slide up and shaft you."
That's the opening line to closer,
'My Hurling Days Are Done'. It's
in the rich Morrissey tradition of
wry dirges and we can always do
with more indie icons referencing
the greatest sport in the world.
But it's so very odd enjoying this
album knowing the opinions of the
increasingly marginalised figure
behind it.
Stop judging the Work by What the artist has said publicly, You’re supposed to be the objective critic of a specific Collection of tunes that make up this album...
That’s all, Because if you come at it with all of your bullshit opinions of MORRISSEY the Controversial icon than your not criticizing your Maligning the artist based on other things then the actual Album, and if that’s what you might in fact be doing than you must be honest with yourself & your editor & take yourself out of the running in reviewing any ones work who you cannot judge fairly based on your own pre conceived generally worthless opinions anyway, which is not really fair of me to say, unless I’m basing it on all the criticism I’ve had to endure over the years especially as it pertains to true Artists such as MORRISSEY... So do your work honestly or quit this (can’t do anything so I do this sycophantic Evil business...
Good Night & Thank You?
 
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I don't care about his political views.If he was a far leftist the press would drool all over him.The fact that he is not is brave and refreshing
 

Uncleskinny

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Stop judging the Work by What the artist has said publicly, You’re supposed to be the objective critic of a specific Collection of tunes that make up this album...
That’s all, Because if you come at it with all of your bullshit opinions of MORRISSEY the Controversial icon than your not criticizing your Maligning the artist based on other things then the actual Album, and if that’s what you might in fact be doing than you must be honest with yourself & your editor & take yourself out of the running in reviewing any ones work who you cannot judge fairly based on your own pre conceived generally worthless opinions anyway, which is not really fair of me to say, unless I’m basing it on all the criticism I’ve had to endure over the years especially as it pertains to true Artists such as MORRISSEY... So do your work honestly or quit this (can’t do anything so I do this sycophantic Evil business...
Good Night & Thank You?

What a load of horseshit. By your argument you're still happy to give money to racists so long as you like their art.

f*** that.
 

Pippistrella

Well-Known Member
What a load of horseshit. By your argument you're still happy to give money to racists so long as you like their art.

f*** that.
I'm very happy to buy art from racists, sexists, xenophobes and bigots. Why? Because while these words once meant something, they have since been over-abused to the point where they are now solely weaponised terms to maliciously brand upon people whose opinion, for whatever reason, you disagree with.

In other words they are meaningless.
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
I'm very happy to buy art from racists, sexists, xenophobes and bigots. Why? Because while these words once meant something, they have since been over-abused to the point where they are now solely weaponised terms to maliciously brand upon people whose opinion, for whatever reason, you disagree with.

In other words they are meaningless.

I'm sure some other sage said something quite similar. :unsure: Name escapes me...
 
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