You Are the Quarry

Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2004 Ratings: #169 / 395
User Score
Based on 88 ratings
2004 Ratings: #43
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May 17, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sanctuary / Attack / Label
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Believe or not, Morrissey grabbed a machine gun and here he is, determined to shoot the hypothetical quarry with his best album in many, many years, so strong and so assertive that it will deprive you from your safety.
After 7 years running away from everything except from himself, Moz comes back with vitality, strength and sarcasm on this masterpiece. He talks about everything, from politics and racism (America Is Not The World, Irish Blood, English Heart) to religion (I Have Forgiven Jesus) and friendship (First Of The Gang To Die) but he focus on what he does best - losses, heartbreak and regret, lyrically powerful and open to tell the world what he had been feeling - at his best metaphorical style and ... read more
It was as if the diva that is Morrissey had spent his seven years in the musical wilderness residing with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’ with the defiance, and scathing mockery of his detractors, which infused this album. When one can ignore the self-absorbed and narcissistic passages, one can appreciate just how much this album constitutes a return to Morrissey’s former glory. Standout tracks are the highly personal and poignant ... read more
The best Morrissey solo album (and better than half of The Smiths' discography)
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Track List

  1. America Is Not the World
  2. Irish Blood, English Heart
  3. I Have Forgiven Jesus
  4. Come Back to Camden
  5. I'm Not Sorry
  6. The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
  7. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
  8. First of the Gang to Die
  9. Let Me Kiss You
  10. All the Lazy Dykes
  11. I Like You
  12. You Know I Couldn't Last
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Added on: April 14, 2013