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Articles Tagged 'Alexis Petridis'

Morrissey’s Years of Refusal “A Disappointment”

He may look wonderfully buff on the album cover, but The Guardian‘s Alexis Petridis says Morrissey‘s new release, Years of Refusal, is “a disappointment.” Not only are the lyrics “horribly sour” and full of “vituperative clumsiness,” the sound is apparently awful: “Morrissey’s backing band, hardly renowned for their lightness of touch at the best of […]

The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis Gives Mika’s Debut ONE Star

Boy, does The Guardian’s music reviewer Alexis Petridis know how to disassemble a hype machine: in a blistering review, Petridis awards Mika‘s debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, with a piddling, embarrassing one star. Petridis most takes issue with the look-at-me posing that seems to infect Mika’s songwriting: In both vocal style and the peculiar […]