Holly George-Warren
May 28, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

On You Are the Quarry, Morrissey’s first new CD in seven years, the Pope of Mope continues to reign as the social critic with the most luscious croon. No one but Morrissey could purr ”you big fat pig” with such elegant panache (”America Is Not the World”). He’s enlisted Roger Manning on keyboards to add texture to Boz Boorer’s and Alain Whyte’s ominous guitars, resulting in a set of irresistible tracks both danceable and desolate.

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