imight giv that comparison a toss up, but compare something like "Stretch Out And Wait" (a lovely little song) to say "Boxers"- it should be no context for the solo effort, but there is sucha slant towards The Smiths- always has been.
theres no doubt that The Smiths catalogue is far more consistent and that generally possesses a ceratin magic that is absent in the solo cannon, but Morrissey's solo work is far too underrated- even by many of his most ardent fans.
I have the idea your not doing well lately Chris, such negativity and
disaprovement...sorry to turn the issue...but is it possible you suffer
winterdepression?...[lots do] ... sitting before a special light can help
yoo going through the winter time much better, also for the ones around
just trying to be supportive, not putting you down Chris, I respect you