World Peace Is None of Your Business

Morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2014 Ratings: #742 / 855
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2014 Ratings: #352
July 15, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Harvest, Capitol / Label
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The Line of Best Fit

The prospect of this album should have any fan of inventive, addictive music trembling with anticipation.


Like Morrissey’s last grand return from hiatus, 2004’s ‘You Are The Quarry’, there’s that same undefeatable spirit, the sense that he thrives on being the fly in the ointment.


It’s a bit jarring to hear him incorporating foreign elements into his familiar and very British sound at first, but this key difference is probably what will make it stand out most as time goes by.

Drowned in Sound

It is nothing more, and nothing less than a decent Morrissey album, and for some that is all the recommendation needed.


At almost 55 minutes, some of the 12 tracks could have done with a bit of trimming, while some songs work better than others. But overall World Peace Is None Of Your Business is a distinctive contribution to Morrissey’s oeuvre.


Morrissey isn't living up to what he should do, he's doing whatever he wants to, whether it makes sense or not. That fearlessness may be reckless but it's also welcome.

Rolling Stone

Being misunderstood is Morrissey's great joy in life, as he keeps proving in World Peace – a much stronger album than fans were expecting at this point.


With his tenth solo effort, there’s a decidedly different tone to proceedings. ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ feels infinitely more concise, and musically more defined. 

American Songwriter

World Peace is an album that rewards patience, and the deeper one goes into it, the more fun there is to be had. 


It's musically as rich and worldly as Morrissey gets ... But it's also a deeply sour record, even for Morrissey.

Consequence of Sound

The album on the whole has enough of Morrissey’s strengths — the ones he established with Marr and co., first causing NME journos to wet their trousers 30 years ago — to be a mostly serviceable Morrissey album.


As if its lyrical atrocities weren’t enough, much of World Peace Is None of Your Business plays like a mid-‘90s hard rock revival act with huge guitars and even bigger production.


The lyrical edge and wit that once defined Moz's lyrics are just about absent here.

Pretty Much Amazing

The album’s 12 bloated, mostly mid-tempo tracks drone on and on, and even when they aren’t technically long they sometimes feel like they might never end because most of them fail to find a hook.

A.V. Club

World Peace feels exhausted, hollow, husk-like.

One of his more inconsistent pieces, but plenty to latch on here.
This is for sure one of his best albums
Morrissey é um artista inteligente e com enorme talento para o marketing, não dá um passo sem analisar todas as possibilidades. Sua discografia pode ser irregular mas seus álbuns sempre são notícia e não é diferente com este décimo trabalho. De qualquer forma, World Peace é consistente e interessante. Talvez o melhor que ele lança desde You Are The Quarry, de 2004.
Apart from its title, the rest showcase his present difficulty to write simply good, pop songs.
Very balanced, new sounds, same great voice.
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Track List

  1. World Peace Is None of Your Business
  2. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
  3. Istanbul
  4. I'm Not a Man
  5. Earth Is the Loneliest Planet
  6. Staircase at the University
  7. The Bullfighter Dies
  8. Kiss Me a Lot
  9. Smiler with Knife
  10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
  11. Mountjoy
  12. Oboe Concerto
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Added on: May 14, 2014