Morrissey Greatest Hits
Released: Mar 2008
Let's get this out of the way first -- if you're looking for a real "greatest hits" from Morrissey, you'll need to go elsewhere. That said, the quality of the 15 songs here is surprisingly high. The majority of the material is culled from Morrissey's post-millennial career comeback, but newer tunes such as "First of the Gang to Die" are strong enough to stand up to modern classics like "Suedehead" and "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get." Anyone who doubts Morrissey's affection for old school reggae should check out his lilting island-style cover of Patti Smith's "Redondo Beach."