Surely no-one is buying this for anything other than the Mancunian's genre-defining guitar work? But his name is on the tin and he must suffer the consequences.
Marr's post-indie position on the pedestal – The Smiths, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs – is assured. But there were already question marks on his CV alongside the entry for The Healers album Boomslang, a solo-ish disc that furthered the cause of British rock music about as much as Do It Yourself by The Seahorses. The problem is that when Marr puts some effort into singing, the equivalent energy is sucked out of what he does with his guitar: he can't be a double act with himself.