Morrissey You are the Quarry (Sanctuary) One has to suppress a wry smile at the tracklisting. The World is Full of Crashing Bores is followed by How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel. The degree of self-absorption is, as usual, excruciating - nowhere more so than in the closer, You Know I Couldn't Last. It's been 10 years since the last decent Morrissey album. You are the Quarry is not the return to the form he showed on 1994's magnificent Vauxhall & I, although it has its moments. The single, Irish Blood, English Heart, wields a killer guitar-line and has all the verve and attack of the good old days. The surging, melodic First of the Gang to Die is brilliant, and opens with the legendary wordsmith in top lyrical flight. 'You have never been in love until you've seen the stars reflect in the reservoirs' signals the beginning of a good yarn. And the unfolding LA gangland tale doesn't disappoint with its film noir pathos: 'He stole from the rich and the poor, and the not so rich and the very poor.' Let Me Kiss You is lush and cinematic, with fabulous Johnny Marr-style arpeggios, coaxed from guitarist Alain Whyte's gold-top Gretsch. Come Back to Camden suffers from lost-tune syndrome, but paints an engaging picture of his old London haunt. However, most of the rest of the songs are rubbish. In the days of vinyl, First of the Gang to Die and Let Me Kiss You would have made an epic double A-side single. But a whole album of mostly filler doesn't amount to much of a comeback.