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|Morrissey||Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals|
|Boz Boorer||Bass, Guitar|
|Alain Whyte||Guitar, Background Vocals|
Posted October 1, 2010
"Southpaw" is a vastly underrated album that captures Morrissey and his band at their finest hour. The songwriting is inventive & dynamic. It has a very moving dramatic flow & it's lyrical depth & vocal delivery (as always) are absolutely heroic. Lillywhite's production is every bit as captivating as "Vauxhall" and this album is far more sonically-charged than "Arsenal". The guitar work on this recording is absolutely mind-blowing. I've noticed many hob-nobbing journalists attempting to discredit this album over the years. I believe these unfair critiques are smug and silly. Perhaps a listen to "Reader Meets Author" proves why. Many Viva Hate-era fans and snobby self-appointed intellectual-types also shun this record. It is not as delicately ornate and bookish as his previous efforts, but Morrissey has always made it clear he's never been interested in repeating himself. Above all, for me, this album introduced me to Morrissey and it still has the same effect 10 years on. Words cannot truly express my love for this record. Enough's enough - GO BUY IT NOW!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2009
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