The king of mope Morrissey returns with his first álbum in three years on Feb. 17. "Years of Refusal" sports typically Morrissey downer song titles as "Black Cloud," "Something is Squeezing My Skull," and "Sorry Doesn't Help." The CD, his first for Attack/Lost Highway Records, is the last project produced by Jerry Finn, who died earlier this year at 39. He helmed Morrissey's "You Are the Quarry." Guests include Jeff Beck on "Black Cloud."
Morrissey will kick off a U.S. tour Feb. 28 in Boca Raton, Fla.'s Mizner Park. The theater outing will last through April 15.