Morrissey-Viva Hate (1988)

My Rating: 88% (A-)

Pitchfork Rating: 73%

Rolling Stone Rating: 80%

Metacritic Rating: N/A

Average Rating: 80.3%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Alsatian Cousin
  2. Little Man, What Now?
  3. Everyday Is like Sunday
  4. Bengali in Platforms
  5. Angel, Angel, down We Go Together
  6. Late Night, Maudlin Street
  7. Suedehead
  8. Break up the Family
  9. Hairdresser on Fire
  10. The Ordinary Boys
  11. I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me
  12. Dial-A-Cliché
  13. Margaret on the Guillotine

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

On the hunt for some older music that you can cry to.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Yeah, it’s alright, honestly doesn’t really do much for me.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

For sure!

Final Thoughts:

Morrissey makes beautiful music for sensitive people. His sound was/is super influential, but not only that, his albums actually stand the test of time. From the instantly singable Everyday Is Like Sunday to the poppy but somehow incredibly depressing I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me, there’s something on Viva Hate for all of us (it’s just waaaaay better if you’re a sensitive punk like me).

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