Morrissey: Ringleader Of The Tormentors

Kicking off with surprising bluster and – yes – sheer rocking volume with I Will See You In Far Off Places, Moz sets Tormentors off on a different tack from its predecessors, notably his last, more symphonic album. But the Moz of old, and his misery-led m

Kicking off with surprising bluster and - yes - sheer rocking volume with I Will See You In Far Off Places, Moz sets Tormentors off on a different tack from its predecessors, notably his last, more symphonic album.

But the Moz of old, and his misery-led musings, are not far behind.

He has lost none of his lyrical bite, although surprisingly he turns his tongue to taboo.

Hearing him sing "There are explosive kegs/Between my legs" is an eyebrow-raiser; and the same is true of the fresher, more arresting production.

But there's no getting away from that trademark cynicism and glum poetry - Moz fans will lap it up. 4/5