An awful, awful Morrissey album. There are two good tracks on offer here; the stomping jangle of 'Satan Rejected My Soul' and the beautiful internet-related ballad 'Wide To Recieve'. But that's your lot. The rest are hookless, boring fillers. Hardcore Morrissey fans might find a little enjoyment in the likes of 'Alma Matters' or 'Roy's Keen', but casual fans should simply stay away from this festering turkey of a Morrissey album.
Alongside Kill Uncle, this stands as Morrissey's worst album. There are some subtly charming songs like "Alma Matters" and "Wide to Receive" and "Satan Rejected My Soul" and the creepy "Ambitious Outsiders", but they only stand out in relation to the other songs on this album. Because the other songs on this album are absolutely terrible. "Sorrow Will Come in the End" doesn't need to be heard by anyone, ever. "Roy's Keen" is retarded, for lack of a more appropriate adjective. Bad album, no need for anyone to hear it. Thank God he followed this with You are the Quarry (albeit 7 years later), or his achievements would have been forever tarnished by this steaming pile.