L’histoire retiendra que le treizième album de Morrissey est sorti en pleine pandémie et dans une période de confinement.... I Am Not A Dog On A Chain est un grand album. Morrissey s’est ouvert à des nouveaux horizons.
Il a toujours ce côté punk, propre à choquer. Un trait de caractère qu’il assume depuis tant d’années… et qui lui sied à merveille.
The Internet Archive has created the National Emergency Library with over 1 million books available for free checkout (online). 'Saint Morrissey' and 'Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance' are included. There are tons of Oscar Wilde and James Dean related books available also.
"March 20th saw the release of the latest album from Morrissey ‘I am not a dog on a chain’. His last album ‘California Son’ compelled me to write a blog post about what, in my opinion, was the greatest album release in 2019, despite its harsh reviews from an evidently anti-Moz clutch of oh-so predictable music journalists. The tide seems to have changed for this release though and the press (with the exception of, unexpectedly, The Guardian) are waxing lyrical about his latest offering claiming it to be “his best music in years” (Associated Press) and “worth crossing the the Twittermob line for...” (NME) - not that Morrissey ever needs to covet favourable press reviews!"
Should I be worried at the reviews? Has “the one-time poet laureate of the sensitive, the lonely, the misunderstood and other people who spent too much time in their teenage bedrooms” (The Times) gone soft in his old age? I’d have to wait until my pre-order...
"Morrissey has never exactly been pleased with the way things are, whether it be affairs of the heart or the state of the nation. That he’s let his misanthropic ideas beyond the lovelorn and lyrical fester, bubble, and boil over into some truly tragic political public opinions has been both ugly and unnecessary. To hear him speak is to long for his silence.
To hear him sing, however, in that familiar British bellow—caustic, witty tales of missed opportunities, of artifice and chicanery, of isolation beyond the emotional, of torrid and tawdry romances, and of the breadth of possible dissatisfactions, all with a dash of black humor—well, that’s our Morrissey. And it feels good. "