Morrissey’s seventh solo album, 2004’s You Are the Quarry, was released seven years after his sixth. Considering he released all six of those records over the course of nine years, that was a major hiatus.
I didn’t really take to You Are the Quarry the way I did to Morrissey’s previous efforts. Whether that’s due to me or him, I don’t know. It could be I just wasn’t in the same mood or mindframe that made me a huge fan a decade earlier. Or perhaps it’s simpler than that, and the songs just weren’t as good.