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Years Of Refusal

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2009 release, the 10th album from the iconic Indie legend. The former Smiths frontman teams up once again with producer Jerry Finn (who passed away shortly after the album's completion), resulting in an album more urgent and intimate than the last. Raw and fresh, Years Of Refusal has a spiky Punk-esque energy running through it, further illustrating Morrissey's formidable talent. Never one to stand still for too long, this album moves forward while embracing the past and still managing to sound like Morrissey.
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  • Audio CD (February 17, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lost Highway
  • ASIN: B001NPUGX2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In my opinion, this might be Morrissey's best solo album. The band is cohesive and talented, and the finished product is tightly produced. If you are a former Smiths fan, and haven't followed Morrissey's solo career, you've really missed out. His bands have varied in talent, but have been top notch since 2005. Pick this CD up today, and you won't be disappointed.

Here's my rankings of Morrissey's solo career, excluding most greatest hits and singles albums (except "Bona Drag).

1) Viva Hate - maybe just because of my sentimental memories of this record when it came out... Favorite tracks - 1,3,6,7,11 & 12 - 5 Stars
2) Years of Refusal - Just a great album - Favorite tracks 1,3,4,5,6,8,11 & 12 - (worth noting I despise track 7?) - 5 Stars
3) Bona Drag - compiled of singles, but most in record form for the first time. So many great songs! - Favorite tracks 1,3-9,11,13, & 14 - 5 Stars
4) Your Arsenal - Another great album, and unlike Bona Drag, this is a true album - Favorite tracks 1-3 and 7-10 - 5 Stars
5) Ringleader of the Tormentors - Easily could be rated higher if not for a couple of slow duds. Several amazing songs on this record, esp. tracks 1,3,7 & 12 - 4-1/2 Stars
6) You are the Quarry - tied with Vauxhall and I - like "Ringleader", a couple of weak songs prevent this from being a 5 star album. Favorite tacks 2,3,5,7,8 & 12 - 4-1/2 Stars
7) Vauxhall and I -a really good album, might deserve better than # 7. Favorite tracks 1,5,6 & 11 - 4 Stars
8) Kill Uncle - Many consider this to be Morrissey's weakest album... Favorite tracks 1,3,9 & 10 - 3 Stars
9) Southpaw Grammar - An admirable attempt at longer songs... Morrissey's band, however, should never outshine Morrissey, and he sounds out of sorts through much of this album.
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This is a must purchase for any Morrissey fan. The lyrics are dark and brooding but Morrissey's vocals and melodies are vibrant and in top form. " Something Is Squeezing My Skull," "Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed," "Black Cloud (featuring Jeff Beck)", "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris", "That's How People Grow Up" "Sorry Doesn't Help" and "I'm OK By Myself" are vintage Morrissey crooning performances reminiscent of sterling songs from "You Are The Quarry" and even "Southpaw Grammar." Morrissey's lyrics are lovelorn and loveless but let's hope he knows that his fans, vegetarians and animal activists all love him to life. There's bonus videos on the second disc.
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I was a huge fan of The Smiths in the late 80's, and followed the beginning of Morrissey's solo career. In the early 90's when Alternative music was destroyed by the oversaturation of Nirvana and music once considered "Alternative", it ruined it for some long time artists who were now becoming trendy and overexposed. I ended up turning my back on R.E.M., Depeche Mode, The Cure, and eventually Morrissey. When 'Your Arsenal' came out in 1992, my interest was faltering. By the time of the bland 'Vauxhall and I' in 1994, I turned my back and haven't looked back since. I even disposed of 'Your Arsenal' at that time.

Thanks to services such as iTunes, I've had the chance to sample artists that I may have heard of but not that I've actually heard, as well as catching up on what some of those past shunned artists have been doing. A few weeks ago I decided to sample Morrissey's latest, though now a few years old, album 'Years of Refusal'. I was surprised to hear good, energetic rock music that sounded neither trendy or retro. I bought the CD (which I will continued to do, rather than downloads, unless I have no other choice). I've been playing the album quite a bit and am very pleased with the majority of it. Morrissey's lyrics are still full of character, humor and tongue-in-cheek misery. The highlight for me is the bleak 'When Last I Spoke To Carol', followed by excellent 'Black Cloud'. And even though the slower songs still tend to lose my interest, I'm very fond of 'It's Not Your Birthday Anymore'.

Because of this reinterest, I've begun investigating the post 'Kill Uncle' back catalog and have been (mostly) pleasantly surprised.
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This album took a while to grow on me, but having listened to it for two solid weeks (since its leak), this album is much more cohesive and more appealing to me as a whole than either of the last two albums. In my opinion, Years of Refusal is Morrissey's best album since Vauxhall & I.

It doesn't hurt that the album includes the stellar "All You Need Is Me," but there are many other standout tracks, including "It's Not Your Birthday Anymore," "..Arms Around Paris," "...Squeezing My Skull," and "...Goodbye Will Be Farewell". The album really rocks and I have it cranked up in the car all the time.
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This album has been out for awhile but I have rediscovered Morrissey's later work and I'm really surprised that this didn't hit me like it should've the first time I listened to it. This is one of his best efforts, to me it's almost as good as Ringleader of the Tormentors. There is a strength and a punk rock sensibility that underlies the whole project and I am amazed by his ability to sing so well over these driving rhythms. He does this live at his shows as well. Morrissey's lyrics and melodies really get into your head and again he sings about the mystery and truth of life. What a strong group of musicians he has here. I read somewhere awhile back that his last three albums were recorded live in the studio without overdubs. Maybe he's always done this because his sound has always been so real even with the Smiths.

There are two songs here aside from the powerful driving rock style songs that really stand out for me. The first is "It's Not Your Birthday Anymore." A song about acceptance of life on it's own terms. Maybe his best vocals ever....and he reveals his love for his audience and his art. The other is "You Were Good in Your Time". This is a song about the sadness of a hero bowing out and the mystery of mortality.....a song of stunning beauty that you would like to hear more of but like life itself, it can end suddenly for reasons that are sometimes hard to fathom. The small talk chatter in the background when you realize the hero is dead is really a strange and beautiful touch that accents the existential and lonely quality of a person's death. He's used this background conversation on other songs in the past , it really hits the mark this time. This is a great album all the way through and I hope, as Morrissey sings on this album, "One Day Goodbye will be Farewell".....
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