Rank the 12 Morrissey studio albums

Ketamine Sun

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Ha! But if you happen to die first, I promise I will go to your funeral with Robert Smith... And I will make sure that he gives a proper speech about you, her most loyal fan... And then he will offer an a capella version of Bananafishbones, stating that it's the song that you loved the most.
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1. Vauxhall and I
2. Your Arsenal
3. Years Of Refusal
4. Viva Hate
5. Ringleader of the Tormentors
6. Low In High school
7. Southpaw Grammar
8. World Peace is None of Your Business
9. California Son
10. You Are The Quarry
11. Malajusted
12.Kill Uncle

Year Of Refusal at #3.. perhaps i need to revisit. I have actually only heard it once
 

alainsane

Charter Member (since 1998)
01 Viva Hate
02 Years Of Refusal
03 Your Arsenal
04 Maladjusted
05 You Are The Quarry
06 Vauxhall
07 California Son
08 Southpaw
09 Kill Uncle
10 Ringleader
vvvvvvvv*
vvvvvvvv
11 Low In High School
vvvvvvvv
12 World Peace

* signifies precipitous drop
 

Ugly Devil

Well-Known Member
01 Viva Hate
02 Years Of Refusal
03 Your Arsenal
04 Maladjusted
05 You Are The Quarry
06 Vauxhall
07 California Son
08 Southpaw
09 Kill Uncle
10 Ringleader
vvvvvvvv*
vvvvvvvv
11 Low In High School
vvvvvvvv
12 World Peace

* signifies precipitous drop
Glad some else recognises the brilliance of Years of Refusal.
 

Cornflakes

"A bit iffy" ★★☆☆☆ - AV Club
Vauxhall
Ringleader
Arsenal
Hate
Quarry
Southpaw
Refusal
Uncle
Maladjusted

(NB Morrissey hasn't released any studio albums, or made any public statements, since 2009)
 

Flibberty

Well-Known Member
1, Viva Hate
2, Vauxhall and I
3, Ringleader of the Tormentors
4, Your Arsenal
5, You are the Quarry
6, Years of Refusal
7, World Peace is None of Your Business
8, California Son
9, Maladjusted
10, Low in High School
11, Kill Uncle
12, Southpaw Grammar
 

matt

Don't Rake Up My Mistakes
1. Viva Hate
2. YATQ
3. Ringleader
4. Yer Arse N’All
5. Vauxhall
6. World Peace
7. YoR
8. Southpaw Grammar
9. LIHS
10. Maladjusted
11.Kill Uncle
12. CS (This money grabbing POS shouldn’t count IMO).

Things to note: I was 17 when YATQ came out and it was my Morrissey baptism, followed by VH. Those two are practically interchangeable to me at 1/2.

World Peace is, IMO criminally underrated. Istanbul, bullfighter, kiss me alot, art hounds and smiler with knife are great cuts among fairly few duds.

And that’s the thing. Most Moz albums are one or two gems surrounded by fertiliser. Take my number 4 placed record. Great songs like seasick, we’ll let you know and tomorrow but interspersed with shite like ‘fatty’ and the so bland it says nothing ‘certain people I know’.

Southpaw has reader meet author, the title track (those lyrics! I dream of this as an epic outro for his farewell tour whenever that may be) and even the operation, which is great once it actually begins! But too much filler for me. The lower you go on my list, the more the filler replaces the gems IMO and the more the lyrics to songs mean less to me.
 
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Anonymous

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LEADERBOARD

1/ Viva Hate (98)
2/ Vauxhall And I (92)
3/ Your Arsenal (91)
4/ You Are The Quarry (75)
5/ Ringleader Of The Tormentors (65)
6/ Years Of Refusal (49)
7/ Low In High School (43)
8/ Kill Uncle (42)
9/ Maladjusted (38)
9/ Southpaw Grammar (38)
11/ World Peace Is None Of Your Business (37)
12/ California Son (35)
 
1. Your Arsenal
2. Vauxhall And I
3. Bona Drag
4. Viva Hate
5. Years Of Refusal (@Ugly Devil you got me to listen again:thumb:)
6. Low In High School
7. Kill Uncle
8. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
9. California Son
10. Maladjusted
11. You Are The Quarry
12. Southpaw Grammar
...Never listened to Ringleaders
 
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Anonymous

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LEADERBOARD (update)

1/ Viva Hate (108)
2/ Vauxhall And I (103)
2/ Your Arsenal (103)
4/ You Are The Quarry (78)
5/ Ringleader Of The Tormentors (66)
6/ Years Of Refusal (58)
7/ Low In High School (51)
8/ Kill Uncle (49)
9/ World Peace Is None Of Your Business (43)
10/ Maladjusted (42)
11/ California Son (40)
11/ Southpaw Grammar (40)
 
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Anonymous

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1) Viva Hate
2) Vauxhall and I
3) You Are The Quarry
4) Your Arsenal
5) Kill Uncle
6) Maladjusted
7) California Son
8) Southpaw Grammar
9) World Peace Is None of Your Business
10) Low In High School
11) Years of Refusal
12) Ringleader of The Tormentors
 

Vegan

Well-Known Member
I like California Son mainly for Moz's vocals. It's a nice stopgap release before his next proper album.

1. Vauxhall And I
2. You Are The Quarry
3. Your Arsenal
4. World Peace
5. Low In High School
6. Southpaw Grammer
7. Viva Hate
8. Years Of Refusal
9. Maladjusted
10. California Son
11. Ringleader Of The Tormentors
12. Kill Uncle
 

Orson Swells

Well-Known Member
Well, as of today...

Vauxhall & I
You Are The Quarry
California Son
Low In High School
Your Arsenal
Years Of Refusal
Viva Hate
World Peace (minus the extra tracks)
Ringleader Of The Tormentors
Maladjusted
Southpaw Grammar
Kill Uncle
 
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Anonymous

Guest
LEADERBOARD (update)

1/ Vauxhall And I (138)
2/ Viva Hate (132)
3/ Your Arsenal (130)
4/ You Are The Quarry (110)
5/ Ringleader Of The Tormentors (73)
6/ Years Of Refusal (72)
7/ Low In High School (71)
8/ World Peace Is None Of Your Business (61)
9/ California Son (59)
9/ Kill Uncle (59)
11/ Maladjusted (56)
12/ Southpaw Grammar (54)
 
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Anonymous

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So I’m gonna add the two b sides albums cause I play them so much

-Bona drag
-World peace is none of your business
-Swords
-You are the quarry
-Your arsenal
-Maladjusted (reissue)
-Years of refusal
-Ringleader of the tormentors
-low in high school
-Vauxhall and I
-Viva hate
-Kill uncle (reissue)
-Southpaw grammar (reissues is the only reason I own it. Mostly just for honey you know where to find me)

I can’t rate California son as it’s just to hard to judge them against his original work. It’s a very good collection of songs and he sings all of them well but it doesn’t feel like a Morrissey album to me. At least not 100%
 

Nikita

Senior Member
I have not received California Son yet, so I only rank 11 of them and I will edit my post later - I never hesitate about the first and the two lasts of the ranking.

Vauxhall and I
World Peace is None of Your Business
Viva Hate
You are the Quarry
Your Arsenal
California Son
Kill Uncle
Years of Refusal
Ringleader of the Tormentors
Low in High School
Southpaw Grammar
Maladjusted
 
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How come Bona Drag isn’t allowed on these things?
Because 2 songs were on a different album, or it was a quasi greatest hits, combo of the two or something else?

I was 13 when it came out so I wasn’t hip to tunes released as singles but once I got the album I listened to it A LOT.

So it’s my favorite.
 
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