Monday, February 23, 2009

Morrissey Years of Refusal

Steven Morrissey has had an amazing career, despite being a member of seminal Manchester band The Smiths he dropped off in popularity in the mid-90's.  It's not like his style changed up dramatically and went the punk or emo route, people just stopped paying attention.  But all that changed when he released You Are The Quarry in 2004.

Morrissey continues his resurgence with his latest effort Years of Refusal.  True to his style Moz changes from a crooner to a rockin' crooner singing about not knowing love, or being able to love and he still firmly has an anti-authoritarian chip on his shoulder.  So, basically, it's the same ol' Morrissey we've come to know and love.  

"All You Need Is Me" best sums up the my Moz's feelings by seemingly talking to lovers and detractors: "You hiss and groan and you constantly moan/but you don't ever go away and that's because all you need is me."

"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" is one of my favorite tracks, which I'm posting.  You can pick up his album here.  He will also grace us with his presence on April 10 at the Palladium Ballroom.  Be sure to stop by Kroger's and pick up some cheap roses for the man.

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