The fact that he has been the voice of The Smiths since their founding does not give him a vocal quality per se. I agree that his voice is iconic and distinguishable but I still think he is not a good vocalist
You had to have lived during that era to appreciate fully The Smiths and what they brought to the table. They were a new voice, and Morrisey was extremely important to that. Now days, we tend to lump them in with other Britpop bands of the era, or relate them other otherAmerican bands, but at the time, the Smiths were part of a side shoot of music speaking to a different group of people. It’s hard to see that from now precisely because of their influence. Even people we no were into more indie stuff, picked a side when it came to The Smiths.