Morrissey (UK singer, The Smiths)

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Legal name: Steven Patrick Morrissey


Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is an English singer, lyricist, and novelist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988's Viva Hate, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one.

Morrissey is widely regarded as an important innovator in the indie music scene; music magazine NME considers Morrissey to be "one of the most influential artists ever", while The Independent says, "Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime." In 2004, Pitchfork Media called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years."

Morrissey's lyrics have been described as "dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home". He is also noted for his unusual baritone vocal style (though he sometimes uses falsetto), his quiff hairstyle and his dynamic live performances. In the media, Morrissey's forthright and often contrarian opinions have caused many controversies; he has attracted media attention for his strong advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. He describes himself in his autobiography as an animal protectionist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Viva Hate Morrissey 4.25 7
1991 Kill Uncle Morrissey 3 7
1992 Your Arsenal Morrissey 3.65 10
1994 Vauxhall and I Morrissey 4 7
1995 Southpaw Grammar Morrissey 3 6
1997 Maladjusted Morrissey 3 6
2004 You Are the Quarry Morrissey 3.5 7
2006 Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey 2 5
2009 Years of Refusal Morrissey 4.5 4
2014 World Peace Is None of Your Business Morrissey 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Bona Drag Morrissey 3.5 7
1995 World of Morrissey Morrissey 5 5
1997 Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey Morrissey 3
1998 My Early Burglary Years Morrissey 4 2
2001 ¡The Best Of! Morrissey 1
2008 Greatest Hits Morrissey 4
2009 The HMV/Parlophone Singles ’88–’95 Morrissey 1
2009 Swords Morrissey 3
2011 Very Best of Morrissey Morrissey 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Beethoven Was Deaf Morrissey 2
1996 Introducing Morrissey Morrissey 1
2005 Live at Earls Court Morrissey 4
2005 Who Put the 'M' in Manchester? Morrissey 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Suedehead Morrissey 4 3
1988 Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey 5
1989 The Last of the Famous International Playboys Morrissey 4
1989 Interesting Drug Morrissey 5
1989 Ouija Board, Ouija Board Morrissey 5
1990 November Spawned a Monster Morrissey 4
1990 Piccadilly Palare Morrissey 2
1991 Our Frank Morrissey 4
1991 Sing Your Life Morrissey 2
1991 Pregnant for the Last Time Morrissey 3
1991 My Love Life Morrissey 4
1992 We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful Morrissey 2
1992 You're the One for Me, Fatty Morrissey 1
1992 Tomorrow Morrissey 1
1992 Certain People I Know Morrissey 2
1994 The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get Morrissey 2
1994 Hold On to Your Friends Morrissey 1
1994 Interlude Morrissey & Siouxsie 5 1
1994 Now My Heart Is Full Morrissey 1
1995 Boxers Morrissey 3
1995 Dagenham Dave Morrissey 1
1995 The Boy Racer Morrissey 3
1995 Sunny Morrissey 1
1997 Alma Matters Morrissey 3
1997 Roy's Keen Morrissey 3
1997 Satan Rejected My Soul Morrissey 1
2004 Irish Blood, English Heart Morrissey 6

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