Morrissey: Kill Uncle (Sire)
Simon Reynolds, The Village Voice, 2 April 1991
"OH MANCHESTER, so much to answer for..." Contradiction has always been at the heart of Morrissey's mythologization of his hometown: this was nostalgia for a place where he never felt at home, never "stole a happy hour." So it's cruelly ironic, but strangely appropriate, that his current career slump has largely been as a result of Manchester's ascent.
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