The accordion gives the whole thing a cheery old-world feel that sharpens yet another blunt attack. Here, he sings about an actual prison—the Dublin lock-up that once housed poet Brendan Behan and other members of the Irish Republican Army.
Is this a farewell or the prelude to yet another brilliant encore? The validation of a bestselling autobiography's instant Penguin Classic, must have lit up the passive-aggressive fug of his existence just a little.
It has certainly made his latest album, World Peace is None of Your Businessattractive to a new record label the deal includes a follow-up, too. There is a renewed appetite for Morrissey's insights beyond the hardcore who loyally supported his last few records of foursquare indie-rock.
In this, World Peace recalls the loved-up Roman holiday that was Ringleader of the Tormentors — there is a kind of joie de vivre to it, performing a jaunty paso doble with the usual songs about chronic disillusionment, vegetarianism and establishment-baiting, Kiss Me A Lot - Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business (CDr.
Kiss Me a Lot presents a loving clinch relatively unfreighted by anguish. I'm Not a Man could so easily have been Kiss Me A Lot - Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business (CDr sulk. Then there's the music itself, on a giddy upswing. Multi-instrumentalist Gustavo Manzur is the new broom here, sweeping everyone — guitarists Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias included — up in his good works; producer Joe Chiccarelli U2, Beck is a Morrissey first-timer too.
It's a novelty for anyone involved with Morrissey 2. Earth is Album) Loneliest Planet of All is a song that would live up to the bathos of its title if not for the fast Kiss Me A Lot - Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business (CDr underpinning it, as unlikely as it is effective.
Hispanic influences have long been the preferred default for Morrissey when he's looking for drama or romance. These can get silly. Morrissey's remarks also stand out, though, for their optimism.
All his hope might've been gone, as he sang, but he still left a scrap for the rest of us. Defunct for almost three decades, the Album) is a perennial subject of Coachella reunion whispers. Remember when he appeared to start using Twitter? Then denied using Kiss Me A Lot - Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business (CDr Post-financial crisis, he's as ubiquitous as global protest movements.
The full-length itself, though—in a characteristic Morrissey twist—is hardly welcoming to newcomers. It's musically as rich and worldly as Morrissey gets, and the year-old who early last year addressed another round of health concerns by quipping that "the reports of my death have been greatly understated" proves he can be as hilarious and multi-dimensional as ever.
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