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Viva Hate (album) by Morrissey 

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Viva Hate
Viva Hate by Morrissey (1988)
Overall rank: 1,095th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 232 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1988 (20th)
Top albums of the 1980s (174th)
Best albums of all time (1,095th)

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JAPAN PROMO MORRISSEY VIVA HATE RP28-5611 TOSHIBA EMI INSERT THE SMITHS
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MORRISSEY Viva Hate Cassette Tape 1988 • Sire Records • 13 Songs
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Morrissey bestography

Viva Hate is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Morrissey on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Morrissey is Vauxhall & I which is ranked number 876 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,774.

Morrissey album bestography « Higher ranked (876th) This album (1,094th) Lower ranked (1,094th) »
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Members who like this album also like: The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths and Doolittle by Pixies.

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Viva Hate rankings

Viva Hate ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 232 votes)
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80/100
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83/100
 
80/100
11/02/2018 21:41
76/100
 
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10/16/2018 15:32
75/100

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75/100
From NCanon 09/25/2018 02:17
A dower album, which is to be expected. Some stand out moments but somewhat inconsistent.
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95/100
From stangetzaway 12/17/2016 09:06
Perhaps his best album. Any chance it'll be re released with the original and superior title "Education in Reverse"? Remember seeing a copy on cd in a second hand shop many years ago. Should have pounced.
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From TheSmiths82-87 06/15/2016 10:46
Morrissey's solo debut pretty much carried on where the Smiths left off, it was certainly on a par with Strangeways Here We Come, which had appeared only 6 months prior. This was a very nostalgic collection of songs for Morrissey which very clearly reached back into the early 70's.

Viva Hate was Morrissey's first number 1 album since Meat Is Murder with the Smiths and it spawned two top ten singles in Suedehead and the majestic Everyday Is Like Sunday.
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80/100
From durrysquid 12/03/2015 21:36
As a huge Morrissey fan I was surprised I wasn't as fond of this album on the first listen. But I was so wrong; this is probably one of the most consistent albums on Morrissey's discography- lyrically beautiful with fantastic instrumentation to compliment his voice.
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85/100
From KGB 07/18/2015 12:35
Lyrically and musically dreary, without the effervescene of Johnny Marr's Smiths sound, this is still a worthwhile solo debut from Moz. Sometimes you just need to wallow in music like this.
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90/100
From F1Aaron 06/22/2015 17:18
Morrissey immediately went solo after The Smiths and he created a fine debut solo album. Although he did not have Johnny on his side, he made some fine songs in this album.
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75/100
From DeusExMackia 12/10/2014 17:22
It's a bit mixed in its direction, and doesn't flow anyway near as well as some of his other works, but there are some very good songs on here.
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95/100
From BraddlesHendo 10/28/2014 13:44
Easily Morrissey best solo work. Late Maudlin Street a little long
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From thatbeatleskid1 09/23/2014 22:56
Not a bad solo debut, but Bona Drag is more consistently entertaining.
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From karezza 01/01/2014 13:21
Morrissey on the guillotine.
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