"Everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable..."

Morrissey is going it alone.

The indie icon recently played Madison Square Garden, with a handful of UK dates confirmed for the Autumn.

Speaking to Colorado's Boulder Weekly, however, the singer seemed to take a rather dismissive view of modern pop music.

Morrissey mused: "everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable."

Asked about the phenomenally successful Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, the singer added: "It’s very rare that a record label does something for the good of music. Thus we are force-fed such as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, which at least means that things can’t possibly get any worse. It is sad, though. There’s no spontaneity now, and it all seems to be unsalvageable."

Throwing aside their "very clichéd rock ‘n’ roll" image and their "careless attitude towards drugs," Morrissey did leave a word of praise for their rejection of fur and leather - "all very important no-go zones for the intelligent young people."

He quipped: "So, in amongst the grime, I see lots of good changes, and as soon as animals are off the menu, the world will be a great place."

Check out the full interview HERE.

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