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“Listening to Morrissey Now” by Mikako Brady (Author)


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A rock star who has been called a "national treasure" by the British newspapers.
Listening to that wonderful contradiction now──

An unprecedented theory of The Smiths/Morrissey written by a popular columnist in disc guide format. Another UK pop culture and local sociology that resonates in the post-Brexit era.

“This is an unofficial Brexit theme.”
“It’s just a stupid left-winger’s opinion.”
These two comments simply show how the lyrics can be read with diametrically opposed interpretations. Left and right, up and down, globalism and nationalism. Twelve years ago, Morrissey had already foretold the chaos in Britain, where various axes intertwined and it became difficult to talk about who was on which side within the framework of conventional political ideas. (From the text)

While following all the albums from The Smith era to solo activities, we look back on the history of more than 30 years.
It is no exaggeration to say that Morrissey is one of the most important rock musicians in the UK.

The long-awaited new book written by the popular columnist Mika Brady!

table of contents

 Why listen to Morrissey now?

section 1: The Smiths
The Smiths (1984)
Hatful of Hollow (1984)
  Meat Is Murder(1985)
The Queen Is Dead (1986)
Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
section 2: 1988-1997
  Viva Hate(1988)
Bona Drag (1990)
Kill Uncle (1991)
  Your Arsenal(1992)
  Vauxhall and I (1994)
Southpaw Grammar (1995)
 Maladjusted (1997)
section 3: 2004-
You Are the Quarry (2004)
  Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006)
Years of Refusal (2009)
  World Peace Is None of Your Business (2014)

 Instead of an afterword