Years Of Refusal

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. As with a lot of Morrissey's latter-day solo material, its target market appears to be people who heard the Smiths and thought: if only this stuff was less beautifully nuanced and original, a bit more ungainly and predictable, then we'd really be getting somewhere.
  2. 60
    Some sublime songs prevail over the adornments.
  3. Mojo
    60
    Years Of Refusal isn't a great album, but it's no disaster. [Mar 2009, p.104]
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Entertaining though these tracks are, it's hard not to wish that he could ignore the buzzing irritations of not being universally adored, all the time, forever, and concentrate on the big picture. [Mar 2009, p.90]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    9
    The best album to date of the 21st Century's incarnation of Morrissey, Years of Refusal finds Moz back at the top of his lyrical game. NotThe best album to date of the 21st Century's incarnation of Morrissey, Years of Refusal finds Moz back at the top of his lyrical game. Not every song is brilliant, but there are several tracks on this album that could go toe to toe with anything the man's ever produced. The music is equally sharp, and it's some of the most aggressive rock that Morrissey has put out. Full Review »
  2. alexr
    Apr 7, 2009
    8
    A good solid Morrissey album. Not his best, not his worst. I would say this is his best since his return, though.
  3. J.G.
    Mar 25, 2009
    6
    Easily accessible, fresh sounding record with Morrissey in full concert with the rest of his band. That said where are the keen insights, the Easily accessible, fresh sounding record with Morrissey in full concert with the rest of his band. That said where are the keen insights, the sly wit? A great Moz album to introduce non-Moz fans, but for die hards not enough of the wit, humor, and majesty that has made Morrissey. Full Review »