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Please vote A+
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I'm not sure his work to date would be as revered in its absence.
I could survive never hearing Billy Budd, I am hated for loving or Now my heart is full again to be honest - but not the rest.
As I'm not American, I don't recognise the notion of +/- grades, so I guess I'd have to say, a strong B. (Which I suppose could be an A- or a B+ in your terms)
OK, I feel physically distressed over Vauxhall already not being a straight-A student!! Hahaha. I'm very protective of Vauxhall, because it's PERFECT.
I'm a hard marker!
On a serious note, it would have to be solid gold from head to toe, to score an A for me. I'm not sure any Morrissey album delivers this, in my opinion. There is at least 1 or 2 tracks on all his albums that are just filler to my ears.......Maladjusted, Years Of Refusal and sadly, the latest offering would have the largest amount of said filler, for me.
I've said this before in threads about WPINOYB, but I really believe that it's got as much to do with where I was in my life when various albums came out as it does with the songs themselves. It is impossible for me to evaluate anything Morrissey does truly objectively, because…(I don't think I need to explain the "because," do I?). Vauxhall was exactly the right album for me in my life exactly as it was in 1994. It was absolutely crucial to me at the time, and it's remained so for 20 years now. I cannot find any flaw with it.
Better than Strangeways?......Better than The Queen Is Dead?!?!?......