10 Best Morrissey Videos
After the Smiths broke up in 1987, Morrissey released a half-dozen solo albums and way more singles in the 10 years after the split. He made videos for most of them. He’s slowed down a bit since, putting out only three records in the past decade. Here are the 10 Best Morrissey Videos of the past quarter century.
‘Maladjusted,’ from 1997, isn’t a very good album. But its lead single, ‘Alma Matters,’ is classic Moz. The video features a bunch of brawling lads. Go figure.
‘Irish Blood, English Heart’
Morrissey’s last great album, 2004’s ‘You Are the Quarry,’ includes a couple of popular singles, like this one, which gets a typically stylish video.
‘Last of the Famous International Playboys’
This non-album single, which came out between his first and second albums is one of his best songs. It’s based on real-life London gangsters.
‘The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get’
One of two No. 1 modern-rock songs Morrissey scored in the ’90s, ‘The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get’ comes with an artsy black-and-white video.
‘My Love Life’
Between his second and third solo albums, Morrissey released the somber ‘My Love Life.’ He cruises around town with some pals in the video.
‘November Spawned a Monster’
Morrissey kicks around in the desert in this video for this 1990 single, which eventually ended up on the compilation album ‘Bona Drag.’
Morrissey’s first solo single, from 1988, is very Smiths-like. The video doesn’t do much — Moz pretty much just walks around town — but it suits the song’s mood.
The No. 1 modern-rock hit, from 1992’s ‘Your Arsenal’ (his best solo album), is straight-up Morrissey: black and white and bustling with an alley stroll.
‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful’
Another killer cut from the ‘Your Arsenal’ album. Morrissey gets a little playful in this colorful video for ‘We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful.’
‘The Youngest Was the Most Loved’
The 2006 album ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors’ wasn’t a huge hit. But this video — featuring a handcuffed Morrissey — is somewhat striking.