I think the point is, that the best songs should have been on the main album, not relegated to extra tracks that a lot of casual buyers would never even have heard in the first place. Personally I would have cut 'World Peace', 'Istanbul', 'The Bullfighter Dies', 'Kiss Me a Lot' and 'Kick the Bride' and replaced them with all the bonus tracks except 'One of Our Own' (the excessive rhyming lyrics are just too annoying for me).
There is a decent album somewhere in there, but the main 12 track release as it stands is one of his weakest offerings, for sure.
Morrissey regularly plays classical music at shows, as part of the pre-show intro tapes. At Wembley there was about 30 minutes of classical music before he started playing conventional pop/rock songs. I'm not sure why he would choose to play music he doesn't like.
That's how I understood it. Quarry beats it, Dog in 2nd, very closely followed by Ringleader (for me). High School, World Peace and Years are all quite different yet near in terms of album power. I'd have to go back and listen to them repeatedly to rank them. Dog is all fresh and new, but I have a hunch the best tracks will stand the test of time well.
That's what I voted too...
Though it does not mean that I dislike the albums between Your Arsenal and the last one... and probably my love for Your Arsenal is strange (i.e, the first time I saw Morrissey live, he was presenting Your Arsenal in London).
The last album is... WOW!!!! (I think I already gave my WOW review, but it's so nice).