September 15, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
We gave it a B

The pope of mope’s latest is more Andrew Lloyd Webber than Steven Patrick Morrissey. These eight doleful tracks about jealousy, abandonment, and the trials of being a cult figure are melodic and lyrically clever, but are made overwrought by whining strings and meandering instrumentals. Fortunately, such eight-minute-plus forays will allow for Morrissey’s numerous costume changes at his live shows. B

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