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Morrissey

Greatist Hits

2008-05-12

Greatest Hits is an odd title for a what it is. Are the songs hit songs? Yes, but are they, in both critical and commercial way Morrissey's greatest? Not entirely. Eleven of its 15 tracks come from the last three years, the career renaissance kicked off by his You Are the Quarry album. Of the five full-length records he put out in the 1990s, one song survives-- the creepy "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get". It's not for casual fans who want a retrospective; it's not for new listeners who'd like to play catch-up. So who is it for? If nothing else it's an opportunity to check the state of his art. A comfortable modern rock sound, muscular but curiously unshowy and light on instrumental hooks. Reviewed by LaRae

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