You are the Quarry and the followup Ringleaders of the tormentor are pretty solid albums. I don't think Morrissey is really a "breaking new ground" artist anyway so I'm ok with it.
I mean Southpaw Grammar has a bad reputation but it is actually Morrissey trying to do something different (10 minute plus songs with orchestration and lengthy instrumental jams).
He's the mope rocker who write catchy pop songs with dark comedy/amusing lyrics. That's ok with me