Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

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World Peace Is None Of Your Business is the tenth studio album by British singer-songwriter Morrissey, released in July 2014 via Harvest Records.

Morrissey puts his unique spin on beat poets, political revolt and gender stereotypes in an album full of gorgeous musical flourishes

Morrissey emerged from five-year exile with a tell-almost-all autobiography here, a slapdown of a bogus Twitter account there and withering barbs everywhere, but it’s not enough. World Peace Is None Of Your Business feels like he has everything to prove, and it doesn’t fall short.

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. The title track finds him backed by lush, opulent guitars and attacking the ruling classes as he chides: “You must not tamper with arrangements/Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes”.

There’s defiance, too, in the remarkable “I Am Not A Man”, a seven-minute oddity that begins with eerie whistles of noise before transforming into a tinkling daydream. It finds Morrissey measuring himself up against outdated masculine tropes and finding himself wanting against these burly brutes before declaring himself “something much bigger and better” than them.

Just as Morrissey’s stance as a one-man outsider army and ringleader of the tormentors is restated, so is his standing as the godfather of indie disaffection and despair. The ragged glam guitars of “Staircase At The University” is an anthem for a confused youth, a tribute to a girl so overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed academically that she chooses death by concrete steps instead.

There’s an equal delight in hearing Morrissey just being Morrissey: no-one else, you’d wager, would make a song as simple as “Kiss Me A Lot” feel like such a dizzying, romantic rush of driving guitars, or find such pathos in the crunching waltz of “Istanbul”, where a parent is forced to identify his wayward son’s corpse. It’s full of gorgeous and unexpected musical flourishes. “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” is a flamenco-indebted stomp, “Mountjoy” a thing of strummed, slow-burn beauty and “Neal Cassady Drops Dead” a splatter of fierce, snarling riffs in which Morrissey pays tribute to the beat poets in his own inimitable way, growling: “Neal Cassady drops dead, and Allan Ginsberg’s tears shampoo his beard”.

It’s a far cry from the usual meat’n’spuds rock that has characterised most Morrissey albums. It’s sad, it’s strange and it’s oh-so-funny. In short, it’s Morrissey.

Check out the tracks: “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”; “Istanbul”; “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet”; “The Bullfighter Dies” and “Kiss Me A Lot”. 

This limited double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with digital download is pressed in Europe on black vinyl.

(602537816576)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

World Peace Is None Of Your Business

4:30

A2

Neal Cassady Drops Dead

4:06

A3

I’m Not A Man

7:47

B1

Istanbul

4:40

B2

Earth Is The Loneliest Planet

3:39

B3

Staircase At The University

5:25

C1

The Bullfighter Dies

2:02

C2

Kiss Me A Lot

4:04

C3

Smiler With Knife

5:15

D1

Kick The Bride Down The Aisle

5:17

D2

Mountjoy

5:01

D3

Oboe Concerto

4:05

SKU 602537816576
Record Label Harvest Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 378165-7
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 18 July 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 15 July 2014
Barcode # 602537816576
Shipping Weight 0.5800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Two Printed Inserts, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL LP

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