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    Morrissey A-Z: "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden"

    Are You Sure Hank is definitely more country. This one is fine but easily forgettable. Nice to hear once (in a while), rarely to return to. 6,5
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name"

    So pristine, so beautiful. Moz and Vini’s finest moment to be sure. 9,4
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday"

    Perfect ode and nod to Bowie and Rock n’ Roll Suicide, which Ronson didn’t get paid for. Always felt this should or could have been a single, so much potential here. A great ballad, but needed perhaps a little more lyrically. 9,1
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Knew I Was Next"

    Moz by numbers, really nothing special about this one. Next! 6,6
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Just Want to See the Boy Happy"

    Fun song, always enjoyed hearing this, although in the long run it doesn’t really have that much to it. Much prefer it to the 3rd single off ROTT though. 8,1
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me"

    This used to be one of my faves back in the day. Hasn’t dated so well with me though, although it still brings a smile to my face hearing it now. Amusing lyrics, but the music is a bit too frantic. Motown meets Buzzcocks Street said, but that’s too much praise. A fine song but with a bit more...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Have Forgiven Jesus"

    Great song, and testament to Quarry’s strong singles that even the fourth single is still so great. 9,1
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Didn't Know What to Do"

    Like most of Morrissey’s covers more a tribute to the artist than a successful reinterpretation of the song. Fun to hear but adds little to nothing to the superior original. 6,2
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Can Have Both"

    A gem of a song, criminally left off Maladjusted at the last moment for Wide to Rceive. Love the Boz’ Smiths-jangle on this one, and the lyrics. One of his finest songs from 1997 and one of his best ever b-sides. 9,6
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    Fiona Dodwell: "Ringleader in Reflection: A Look Back at Morrissey’s 2006 Album, Ringleader of The Tormentors" (March 31, 2021)

    15 years already... Great article and a fine album, though far from my favourite. His last album to make number 1 in the UK.
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    Far Out: "From The Smiths to The Strokes: The 10 greatest albums released by Rough Trade" (March 30, 2021)

    Some poor choices here. prefer this, Geoff’s 10 tracks that define Rough Trade: https://www.nme.com/photos/rough-trade-records-10-releases-that-make-it-one-of-the-best-indie-labels-in-the-world-1415469
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Am Two People"

    I quite enjoy the lyrics, the delivery not so much. The music is just uninspired or even boring. 6,0
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Bury the Living"

    I like the message of this song more than the song itself. It’s a good idea, but poorly executed. Too weird, too long, too overblown. But indeed, Moz as always the pacifist, anti-army, anti-police, anti-any kind of authority. And still some perceive him as ‘right-wing’ or worse ‘nationalist’...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Am Not a Dog on a Chain"

    Yes, quite like this little ditty, except when it explodes after 2 minutes and at the end. That kind of ruins it for me, and never got the Canada Goose-reference. “I will not change and I will not be nice” is a point he made before, and more eloquently ;) 7,2
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    Morrissey A-Z: "I Am Hated for Loving"

    At the time this was my least fave on the album, too. But it's grown on me considerably. It's really mature sounding, musically, maybe you need to be a little older to fully aprreciate it ;) Also, Uncleskinny once told me this is his favourite Morrissey-solo song, that may have helped too :) 8,4
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Human Being"

    Dandy? That was on the intro music once, so I take it that is his fave Kinks-song ;)
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Human Being"

    We did polls on every Smiths and Morrissey-song a decade ago on here, with thousands of votes. This ended up being the Morrissey Top 100. 1 Everyday Is Like Sunday (1988) 9,53 2 Speedway (1994) 9,53 3 Now My Heart Is Full (1994) 9,52 4 Suedehead (1988) 9,52 5 The Last Of The Famous...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Human Being"

    Wish he had recorded Trash or Subway Train instead. This is all right but adds next to nothing to the original. And not one of the Dolls’ strongest tracks to begin with. 6,1
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    Morrissey A-Z: "How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?"

    Probably his most emo-song. I enjoy the angry and irrational teenage-mood in this one. ‘They are they and only I am I’ brings me back to The Smiths-days. Definitely not one of the more graceful Moz-songs but I quite like it. There are at least 3-4 tracks on Quarry that I like less. 7,9
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    The Smiths make Top 10 B-sides list with HSIN - Far Out

    Yes double A-side. Also Talk Tonight? A bit boring. Much prefer Acquiesce or The Masterplan.
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