As his career continues to be shrouded in conjured controversy amid his political stance and outspoken opinions, it’s easy to forget the highly influential role Morrissey has played in the solidity of indie rock.
Playing a major role in the formation of Britpop by fronting iconic rock back The Smiths, Morrissey and his baritone voice combined with his literary daring lyrics have made him an undoubted British cultural icon. Below we’ve brought together a playlist of some of his favourite songs.
Morrissey’s transition from an anti-establishment, self-deprecating figure who actively avoided all cliched stereotypes of rock music to controversial celebrity aligned with the far-right politics and a certain vision of English national identity has been one that has ruffled more than a few feathers.
His outspoken opinions on animal rights, vegetarianism, the royal family and politics aside,…