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8.0

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  1. ThomasT
    Feb 18, 2009
    3
    The Smiths were bad, this is worse
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79

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  1. Years Of Refusal is Morrissey on top form.
  2. A Morrissey record you can dig into without caring much about the man's lyrics.
  3. His ninth album, Years of Refusal, stares down existential dread with muscular glam-rock riffs, cheesy synths, heroic mariachi flourishes and a whole lot of punch lines.