Despite my avowed Smiths worship, I've never been quite as obsessive about Morrissey's solo work. So it comes as a slight surprise how much I'm enjoying Years of Refusal, particularly considering its album cover makes Moz look a disgruntled ex-McMartin Pre-School employee. Don't be fooled by the dullery of the “Throwing My Arms Around Paris” video either. Yes, it certainly could've been spiced up by shots of the city or the celebutard, but it's a great song off a very solid album, perhaps Steven Patrick's finest since Vauxhall and I. 

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