I also think he's still got it in him, which is why I was disappointed by what seemed like a no concept, low effort residency in Vegas when the circumstance delivered him the opportunity to essentially rebuild the whole thing from the ground up. I saw a couple of the Broadway shows and thought...
A rather abrupt drop-off from 2007/2008 into 2009, then a more gradual decline into whatever it is we're looking at today. Obviously there are glimmers of the old brilliance strewn about but they're now the exceptions rather than the rule.
He’s basically been doing that since 1991, which I don’t really mind. It was more that everyone in the band seemed to be playing a different song and Morrissey’s mood clearly soured as he trudged through this particularly inelegant rendition.
Last time I saw Morrissey at a festival was in 2018, he played something of a greatest hits set with perhaps the worst rendition of "Playboys" that I'd ever seen. A gruesome evening, had to get a drink or three at the Hooters down the street just to cleanse my palate afterwards.