I Am Not A Dog On A Chain made it into one end of year list. Unsurprisingly, it's Armond White's: Best Pop Music of 2020 | National Review
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, by Morrissey
"A call to arms, legs, the body parts in between, and, ultimately, a call for courage. The title track takes...
"tbt. studio la fabrique 2019.
#iamnotadogonachain #studiolafabrique #officialtamadrums #zildjiancymbals"
Not something that gets shared often - so worthy of including here.
A few snaps of the studio setup during the Dog sessions.
Update: May 8, 2020 - Matt added another 10...
Here's a thoughtful, although for me almost entirely wrong, attempt to look at pop artists and how we judge their work in light of their "views" - using Morrissey and X as case studies.
This section, for example, I genuinely...
Originally by Jeremy Hinks - February 15, 2020 for Instinct Magazine:
"JH: I was born into the world 10 years late for a lot of the music that I like, but this next person I want to mention is one for my age...
Morrissey's Prophetic Journal of the Plague Year - National Review - April 29, 2020
Here it is, folks.
'Compare my Radio' compiles the songs played on all the national BBC (and other major) radio stations over the last month.
What is there for Morrissey? One single song gets played once!
'Once I saw the River...
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain has dropped from #3 in its first week in the Top 100 Albums to out in its second week.
Dropped from #1 to #16 in the Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100
Dropped from #1 to #8 in the Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50
Dropped from #2 to #26 in the...
The album entered the Portuguese chart at number 12, according to this:
(My Portuguese is non-existent, so apologies if this is some kind of bullshit "not real sales" kind of...
The Atlantic (one of America's few sane media outlets these days) has a short piece about 13 songs to help get through the pandemic, and includes this great write-up (by James Parker) of "My Hurling Days Are Done":
Forgive him his trespasses, as he might—actually probably wouldn’t—forgive...
Long-term Morrissey/Smiths fan indie DJ (and TV bloke from the 80s), Gary Crowley, played River Clean on his BBC Radio London show a couple of nights ago. Said "I love this track" and was alerted to it by a couple of people (implying he hadn't bothered with the album). At the end he said...
According to the Billboard weekly charts for April 4, 2020, I Am Not A Dog On A Chain debuts at:
#19 in Top Album Sales
#18 in Top Current Album Sales
#44 in Independent Albums
#17 in Vinyl Albums
#6 in Tastemakers
It did not make the Billboard 200
Billboard Chart History - Morrissey
Not something you see too often these days, but I Am Not A Dog On A Chain features as a free track.
Minor in collectible terms, but some will want it for novelty value I'm sure.
Thanks to Krix for the info.
This surely deserves its own thread.
It's a genuine number 1 in Scotland, folks, i.e. not just on some dodgy Amazon/indie/iTunes etc. chart.
I'm guessing it will be the only country on the planet where he gets a proper #1.
He's said before how much he likes Scotland and the 'Scottish spirit'. It...
His 15th Top 10 hit, his 7th top-3 hit!
Viva Hate: 1
Bona Drag: 9
Kill Uncle: 8
Your Arsenal: 4
Vauxhall and I: 1
Southpaw Grammar: 4
You Are the Quarry: 2
"Order your copy of I Am Not A Dog On A Chain from the Official Album Store to be in with a chance of winning a limited edition signed poster, Wembley Arena set list and Vinyl: https://morrissey.lnk.to/albumstore
*NB those who have already purchased the album via this store will be...
I think Moz wants a Physical Sales chart, because he's number one on it.
Including streaming, he's at two.
March 23, 2020
Morrissey 'biggest physical seller', but positioned at number 2...