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    Johnny Marr - News At Ten - talks about reunion offers (October 21, 2021)

    That I truly agree with. At the time Brett was also in a creative rut, which he got out only by reforming Suede five years later. Butler on the other hand has really slid out of view, I only remember him on guesting on a Pet Shop Boys track two years ago.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "You Should Have Been Nice to Me"

    An absolutely lovely song, both musically and lyrically. The true jewel of the Southpaw Grammar reissue. Somehow this has a latter-day a-ha vibe to it.
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    Johnny Marr interview: "Isaac Brock is the greatest lyricist I’ve ever worked with" (October 13, 2021)

    I have never really listened to Modest Mouse, so I googled for some articles about Brock's lyrics. Can't say I'm too impressed about stuff like this: "The universe works on a math equation / That never even ever really even ends in the end". That's just terrible. Perhaps it's unfair to judge him...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "You Must Please Remember"

    I haven't heard this many times, because I don't have the single and it's not on Southpaw deluxe for some curious reason. But it's a nice song. Nothing spectacular or exceptional about it, but it's a quality b-side and certainly better than many songs on SG and definitely superior to Fantastic Bird.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "You Know I Couldn't Last"

    I think Morrissey is definitely referring to himself here.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "You Know I Couldn't Last"

    For me the biggest flaw on the otherwise excellent Quarry is the epic self-pity trilogy: The World Is Full of Crashing Bores, How Could Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel and You Know I Couldn't Last are just too much for one album. This however is the strongest of the three songs and definitely...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "You Have Killed Me"

    After Quarry this seemed like a disappointing lead single, but it has improved over time and for me it's probably the best song on Ringleader. At the time Morrissey seemed to have really oversized expectations of the album, which really wasn't as good as Quarry in either musically or lyrically.
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    Morrissey Central "IF THERE’S SOMETHING" (October 9, 2021)

    Yes, going to see Rick & co. would have been a truly relaxing night out for Morrissey. The minute he stepped in, he would have been mobbed and harassed by absolutely everyone there -- people would have been pushing him to the stage and the band might even have invited him there. That would have...
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    Rick Astley & Blossoms - Albert Hall, Manchester post gig thread (October 8, 2021)

    That would have been beside the point. Just like a Beatles tribute band doing a McCartney or a Lennon solo song.
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    Rick Astley & Blossoms - Albert Hall, Manchester post gig thread (October 8, 2021)

    It shouldn't be surprising that the usual suspects here are so hostile towards anything associated to The Smiths, because many people still love that band more than Morrissey's solo career. The whole thing was a sincere tribute and Blossoms seemed to play The Smiths songs better than Morrissey's...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Will Never Marry"

    An absolute gem and one of my all time Morrissey favourites. One of the most beautiful songs he has ever written. This would have been the ideal closing track on Viva Hate.
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    Morrissey Central “SAY IT LOUD, I’M ME AND I’M PROUD.” (September 29, 2021)

    After a long stretch of slog rock albums with well-worn lyrical themes, World Peace opened Morrissey's world both musically and lyrically. Not everything works, there are several missteps, but it's still refreshing album in its adventurousness. Plus the bonus disc is in a different league...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself"

    The Killers have done a nice cover of this:
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    NME: "Johnny Marr on penning the ‘No Time To Die’ soundtrack: I’m making a lot of nasty, nasty noises (October 1, 2021)

    Will be seeing this on Saturday. While Sean Connery is definitely iconic in a way the latter Bonds can't match, Craig is clearly perhaps the best of them. For me Skyfall is the best Bond ever -- with that they finally started to hire quality directors instead of professional but mediocre veterans.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Who Will Protect Us from the Police?"

    When I played Who Will... 20 minutes ago, YouTube chose Tel Aviv as the next track. God, that is awful too, although I would say that with it's waltzy feel, it definitely tries to do something different, more than ...Police. It just doesn't work in any way.
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