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. A Morrissey record you can dig into without caring much about the man's lyrics.
  2. Not since 1992’s "Your Arsenal" has he combined barbed wit and fast-moving, backward-glancing guitar rock so piercingly.
  3. It's a surprisingly muscular set of punked-up Britpop, spiked with the singer's still-dripping scorn.
  4. Years of Refusal, his most consistently meaty solo work since 1994's "Vauxhall and I," amps up guitarist Boz Boorer's crunch and crackle to near-felonius degrees.
  5. It’s with his newest album, Years of Refusal, that Morrissey has delivered one of his finest albums to date.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. 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 »