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Suede

Suede

1993

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Suede

Rating

3.15

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Utterly pointless waste of time. Milquetoast britpop. Apparently, people compare Suede to early Bowie. Those comparisions are bold at best and insulting at worst. The only reason this doesn't get one star is because there's nothing TECHNICALLY wrong with it. The musicianship and production values are fine. It's just so damn bland. It's cream of wheat to Bowie's strawberry tart.

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5

every song in this album is iconic. the album cover : mwah. and it just all feels so GOOD. the guitar was fucking awesome too. loved it 😩

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5

It's got 90s style, but reminiscent of Smiths, Cure, New Wave stuff, and some Bowie. So Young - good teen-emo jam. Animal Nitrate - Interesting title. This one reminds me of something. I can't place it. The riff is kind of like Oasis. She's Not Dead - slower ballad. Good song - apparently about joint suicide of his aunt? Moving - Reminds me of Empire Records. Rock song. Called moving and it moves. Pantomime horse - Weird title, like one of those costumes two people wear of a horse? The Drowners - This is another great song. Awesome guitar work. I'm told this one's about a man trying seduce another man. Could be. Hopefully not incest. That word Brother is dubious. Sleeping Pills - beautiful song, very sad sound. Breakdown - Another slow one with a good build. Instrumental solo is solid. Sounds like Bowie, and also about loss. Metal Mickey - Strip club? She sells heart, meat, money shaking in time. Animal Lover - Story is apparently about singer's girlfriend, returning with scratches from being with another dude from the band? Guitar at the end sounds like Matthew Sweet. The Next Life - Damn - what a downer of a sad song to end it on. Another Bowie sound.

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No thanks.

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5

I like this album. It sounds familiar and new at the same time.

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5

Very surprised by this one. Every song maintained and interesting level the started high and ended high. Great album

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5

Un gran disco, sin skips. De su tracklist original me parece muy uniforme: tiene el suficiente nivel de rock que me gusta, junto con vocales muy exageradas a veces, pero agradables. La canción de salida, "The Next Life", cumple muy bien porque es justo como una despedida del álbum, mientras que la entrada irrumpe ya para poner el tono de lo que viene. Hay vibras bowiescas, yo digo y creo mi fav es "Pantomime Horse", y seguiditas quizá van "Animal Nitrate" y "Breakdown", pero, como mencioné, para mí no hay skips. 9.5/10

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5

Muy padre e inesperado en el sentido de que no me esperaba que el britpop sonaba así de darketón pues mi única referencia que he escuchado mucho ha sido Blur y un poquito de Oasis. Canciones favoritas: He's dead, Animal Nitrate y Painted People porque tiene mucha energía caótica. Mood: You only like me when you think I'm looking sad.

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5

It was beautiful.

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5

This was my favorite front to back listening experience of this whole club so far. This album explodes from its very track and pulls you in with earnest, impassioned vocals, glistening, piercing guitars, and driving grooves. The opening track alone had me hooked. Listening to this album felt like the first time I listened to This Is It by the Strokes-- I kept thinking "there's no way the next song will be as good as this one", and I kept getting proved wrong. This album has moments of solemn sadness and moments of anthemic triumph. It's remarkably sonically consistent without being samey. The lyrics are not the focus of the music, but are interesting and sometimes arresting. The guitar work is fantastic, up there with some of my favorite rock albums (examples such as This Is It, The Color and the Shape, Ten). My favorite tracks include "Animal Nitrate", "The Drowners", "The Next Life", and "Where the Pigs Don't Fly." I couldn't believe I had never heard of this album before today. I honestly loved it and I'll revisit it often. 9/10 listening experience for me

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5

An arse-slapping, Smiths-succeeding, coke-huffing ball-tearer of a debut. Still stands up.

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5

Probably 9/10 but rounding up for Animal Nitrate alone

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5

Britpop personified. Love this… so evocative!

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5

Frickin awesome

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5

So beautiful

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5

Wonderful album with great instrumentation. There an anthemic quality to this album that characterizes a lot of Britpop, but there’s a lot of art rock influence here also. I definitely hear the influences of Bowie and the Smiths.

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4

I really liked this one! Didn't know this band existed. will revisit.

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4

This album warmed up on me as it progressed. The Smiths really did a number on the UK, didn't they? I feel like every single band post-1983 tried so hard to emulate them, and Suede is no exception. But, hey, there are worse bands to ape. I really enjoyed the swirling guitars and the flighty vocals.

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4

Excellent debut, great singles (Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey etc…) and the 25th anniversary edition features b-sides that are some of Suede’s best work and somehow didn’t make the album. Definitely not Brit Pop, this is art rock of high quality. A great band.

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3

An album that had a nostalgic vibe despite me not knowing many of the songs.

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5

Sexy, sleazy, gritty, glitz and glamour. All the good stuff. Like shagging behind the bins while clothed in your most extravagant finery and covered in glitter.

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5

She's not dead...yet. I like Suede. That's as in depth as you're getting from me today.

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5

Gud så bra detta är!!!! det är till och med bättre än coming up som jag annars haft som favorit. konstigt att jag ej lyssnat på detta innan?

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5

One of the best debut albums of the 90s.

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5

Really fucking good

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5

Me surpreendi totalmente. Fui com preconceito (achando que fosse meio boring tipo os mais famosos do britpop, Blur e Oasis) e achei muito foda. Primeira nota 5 que dou de um álbum que nunca escutei da lista.

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5

I've Finished The Second Quarter M 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. No Productive Day. But Opportunity Is Knocking.

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5

The artifact of what could have been had Britpop not evolved (or degenerated) into Union Jack waving, lager swilling, anthemic anthems for the sake of anthemic anthems. Suede (or The London Suede 🤮) quite possibly made the thorniest, horninest, debauched, depraved album of 1993. Various songs on this album sounds as if it could have originated yesterday and the roughed up glam nature should still be seen as a blueprint for how to make a statement.

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5

Excellent album. Suede is ahead of it’s time, it still sounds modern. I really liked Animal Nitrate c and The Drowners. Will definitely be returning to this band.

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5

Não conhecia nada e amei! Já quero ouvir mais! Melhores músicas: The Drowners, So Young, Sleeping Pills O álbum é todo bom!

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5

Love it. It's got a post-punk vibe. Catchy, edgy, fast paced and not so cookie cutter, which is great!

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5

Oh to be young, free and careless again, and to fully embrace the anxiety and confusion that comes with it. No album somes that time up better for than Suede.

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5

Delicious

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5

This is how you do Britpop.

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5

Pleasantly surprised yet again! I'm really digging this. I love The Smiths and I can hear that influence on Suede's (The London Suede’s?) sound. They're obviously way less maudlin and melodramatic than Morrissey could ever be, but they still give me that beautiful combination of melodic songs and achy alt rock lyricism. The yearning desperation of a 20-something misfit in the 90's is palpable. I like it, and will definitely listen again, and again! And thank you Suede for the boldly homoerotic album cover, nothing subversive about this. "Have you ever tried it that way?" No, but I'm going to now!

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4

3/15 (Resumed) Love the rawness on this early Britpop record, they’ve got a great sound. Standout Tracks: So Young, Animal Nitrate, Pantomime Horse, Sleeping Pills, Metal Mickey, My Insatiable One

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4

Didn't know a single song on this album. I like many of the tunes though. Would listen again!

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4

nice

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4

loved it, meloncholic alternative

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4

This was pretty good despite his annoying Bowie voice imitations which was too much at points. The Drowners was an excellent tune. Sleeping Pills is comically dramatic. YOU'RE A WATERR SIGHN, AND I'M AN AYRE SIGHN/Too Siamese to catch the leaves from those trees/Sweet FA to do today. Lay off the valium matey. The horns in Breakdown were sick.

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4

Nice nice nice

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4

Bon album rock, je ne m’attendais pas a cel en voyant la couverture mais j’ai bien aime4*

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4

Credit where credit’s due. See used talent by this group I’ve never heard of, very much enjoyed it

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4

Enjoyed it. A few songs were familiar but never got in to Suede at the time. Will listen again

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4

Solid album

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4

More than anything, I really enjoy the production on this album. Everything sounds so full and rich, it lends itself extremely well to the compositions. Not much of a fan for Brett Anderson's vocals though (too steeped in glam rock stylings, it borders on parody), but the rest of the band does a lot of great work here.

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4

Scavenger hunt

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4

Los conocía de nombre, nunca los había escuchado. Me suena como el lado oscuro del rock británico noventero, más dark y sad que oasis o blur, por ejemplo. Me gustó, está ok.

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4

Interesting album with an excellent guitar part.

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4

Very good album

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4

I’ve always meant to listen to suede and I’m glad I finally did. I really enjoy this album

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4

Never heard of them. More hair band version of the smiths. I like it

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4

I have loved this record since I girl I had an instacrush on in college mentioned that I should listen to it. The record wears its influences on its sleeve - Bowie, The Cure, Joy Division are all in here. I'm glad this was on the list, as I hadn't revisited it in quite some time. 4*

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4

Really good album, not listened to them before but really enjoyed it and will listen to more of their stuff. Animal Nitrate is stuck in my head

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4

This album is gayyyyyy but it’s also really good

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4

Twas gay but it was good. I like.

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4

Glad I listened to this. Actually good, music has drive, it goes somewhere, it's not a drag to listen to, etc Listened about 3 times. Rlly like animal nitrate, pantomime horse, my insatiable one

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4

good instrumentals and accompaniments. Main vocals were ok, novel to say the least.

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4

slaps hard, vocals are kind of weird but instrumentals are nice af

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4

Lots of low reviews for Suede but my emo/new wave heart likes them a lot. Nice to listen and sing along to on long drives at night. I do think the Dog Man Star album is better.

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4

This is very cool. Great guitar shit. Like Bowie fronting an alt-rock band…but different than Tin Machine lol.

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4

KISSING PEOPLE TEEHEE

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4

Solid

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4

A very solid glamy-Brit pop esque album. I liked almost everything on this album, though Animal Lover kinda overstayed its welcome in my book. The band wears their influences pretty openly, but they rock it with ease. I very much enjoyed the album, and the songs both individually and overall. Very close to a 5 on this one

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4

Nice indie rock from the 90's

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ну классненький альбом, я ваще не слышал даже об этой группе, но мне можно - я не шарю. Не скучно слушается - это главное

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4

The first three singles are amazing; Drowners, metal mickey and animal nitrate. Slight off put by what I think was said at the time, Brett's "holidaying in other people's misery" lyrics

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4

Very solid! Just some really good hard rock! I liked it a lot. I might end up coming back to it in the future. Very glad I listened to it!

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4

I very much enjoyed this one. 90s rock was on a whole other level

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4

I'm more of an Inspiral Carpets guy, but this one fascinated me when it was new and glossy. The cover was quite something.

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4

Good listen, will definitely return to this one. Favorite tracks are Animal Nitrate and Pantomime Horse

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4

Catchy glampop with some nice moments. 7/10 album cover arouses me

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4

I never really got into Suede back in the day, so am surprised by such delicate sounds and production from a band I'd just lumped in with other early 90s Britpop. Nice! Fav new track: Pantomime Horse or The Next Life

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4

This album is very well paced out and planned. The structure of the tracks is awesome, just when you want a little variety in the sound the next song takes you somewhere new!

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4

I don't have much to say but it was a really good album. I throughly enjoyed it from front to back. I had never heard of Suede before and I have no clue why.

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4

I had an extended Suede streaming session earlier in the year. As with many bands of that era, I'd lost touch with them but discovered their last album, 'The Blue Hour', which is excellent (and highly recommended if you haven't heard it.) I had all the initial EPs that came out before the album so at the time it felt like I'd already heard a large chunk of the album. I think I like this album even more than I did back when it first came out. The album of theirs I listen to most often is Sci-Fi Lullabies, which has always shown they left many of their best songs off this album. Seen the band a bunch of times over the years, including their first tour (still have The Drowners t shirt, it's not as white as it used to be) and a fan club show at the Electric Ballroom, that I can't remember how we got into. They played all of the just released/about to be released 'A New Morning' and then did a random greatest hits set where they got people out from the audience to spin a big wheel with the song names on it. Great show, good times. Can't believe this is going to be 30 years old next year. Was Bernard Butler the last British guitar hero?

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4

Suede is one of the leading Britpop bands that sprinkled alt-rock twists while drawing inspirations from the likes of David Bowie in their self-titled album. This is apparent in its airy Bowie-style vocals, with ballad-like acoustic guitars and simple reverb-heavy drum arrangements to boot. With that, 'Suede' is still quite influential, controlled, and musically understands the intended direction.

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4

This is the definition of a hidden gem! It sounds so fresh and modern, but also nostalgic in some way. If anyone says to me that this album was recorded yesterday and proposes a "flashback" style, I'll totally believe. For me, the last songs are not so good, but the album itself is a very nice discovery!

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4

awesome

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4

Interesting stuff - need to listen a few times.

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4

The album created a spasmodic expectation, is a learned encyclopedia of melodramatic tricks, often touching progressive rock arrangements, with a lot of Genesis and Moody Blues between the lines. Moreover, the songs boast lyrics saturated with references to the singer's bisexuality, heroin, sodomy, suicide, according to a plot that sets the music in a bestial world that contrasts (or complements wonderfully) the graceful and innocent face of the singer. (7/10) FT: So Young, Animal Nitrate

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4

really enjoyed this, from britpoppy songs to dancier and slower songs, summed up 90's well

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4

Britpop awesomeness

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4

In the evenings after I've eaten a plate of meat the size of a chubby baby, I like to put my suede y-fronts on, open my front door and lunge at any passers by. I am yet to be arrested.

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4

Har helt missat. Otroligt bra, lite mer hårdrock:ig verision av the smiths?

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4

I fucking loved that song

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4

Britpop. Es un poco ni fu ni fa, pero le pongo un 4 por ti, venga... :-P

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4

Nice early brit pop, enjoyable and very funky at times

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4

Pretty good! Worth revisiting! Added a song to IDDIGC, so high honor imo

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4

A nice surprise for me.

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4

The real battle wasn't between Oasis and Blur. It was between Blur and Suede. There was a time when it looked like Suede would be the ones that took on the mantle of Brit Pop deviant champions, but Blur eventually pulled up their socks and left Suede as museum pieces. This album though made a strong case for Suede- distinctive sounds, smart & subversive lyrics, innovative sound.

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4

not bad

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4

Another really cool album. This will get another listen

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4

Definitely a strong dose of Smiths and Oasis... energetic, melodic and a very enjoyable listen. A lot of really strong songs, liked Animal Nitrate and Pantomime Horse a lot.

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4

Have not heard of Suede before, but I really like it. Has a bit of a Crowded House meets Stone Roses feel to it. Brooding at times and energetic at others... Nice to hear something like this.

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4

Reeeeally strong. Could see this becoming a 5 with more listens

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4

eu e o pj na capa

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4

7/10. Talvez eu desse mais, mas tô enjoado de rock britânico dos anos 90.

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4

Big, anthemic, aims for the cheap seats and successfully nails them. I've never been a big "britpop" guy but Suede is convincing me otherwise (between this and the other album I've gotten from them on here, "Dog Man Star"). The Bowie inspiration is obvious, and I can definitely see The Smiths in this as well. Don't think the production is that great. Favorite tracks: "The Next Life", "So Young", "The Drowners"

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4

My pointless Suede fact is the bassist’s younger brother is Richard Osman from the U.K. game show Pointless…. Suede is one of the Brit Pop bands Iv only ever heard of a couple of songs from. Really enjoyed this album can see the Smiths influence on them, Animal Nitrate is the stand out song. A great debut and makes me want to check out their other albums.

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4

Nice atmosphere; love the singer’s voice; this album has a vibe I am digging!

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4

White boy, black boy, they the same

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4

I enjoyed this!

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4

Maybe it has some filler, but solid work in general terms. Love Bret’s voice and how it borrows some elements from The Smiths.

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4

Quite a debut. It just about still stacks up with all the hype it received at the time. Suede aren't shy about where they lifted their ideas from. At least they have a decent taste in music with Bowie and a brief stomp through the glam back catalogue. It's a shame what followed with the Britpop bollocks. Suede never fitted into this scene. They were far too clever, far too questioning of everything. This led to their sound being drowned out when arguably they had reached their peak. This debut was a hard act to follow. Very strong. I've had my moments in the past listening to Animal Nitrate...

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4

Great album. Pillar of 90's brit pop. I like it in general, starting with the clean and shinny guitars of "So young" and ending with the choral "The next life", including a beautiful keyboard session.

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3

I didn't realise this wasn't the "cum on feel the noize" band and was thinking "wow, they managed to stay relevant into the 90s" haha. But yeah, not bad for britpop. About as good as I've heard apart from Oasis first 2 albums. 3/5.

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3

Kind of trance like like Pink Floyd. It make me think of laying around on a blanket at a music festival or founders day.

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3

Really like these guys sound but I think it gets a bit repetitive throughout the album. Still has some bangers on it though

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3

too grungey, they wanted to make me sad too hard and like yo do it organically plss

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3

This was an album from the past for me.

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3

It wasn’t bad but also wasn’t memorable for me.

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3

This is pleasant enough, but it isn't really my thing. It was clearly influential on a bunch of 90s music, so I think it's reasonable to say that this album was ahead of its time. It just doesn't do it for me. 3/5

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3

I don't think I've ever head them before.

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3

Cool

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3

Better than expected but I do find his voice annoying

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3

Interesting album - sort of an alt rock and shoegaze-y mix. Good stuff overall, 3/5.

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3

It’s was alright!

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3

Okay album. Started off with some interesting and unique songs but later on got a bit repetitive and boring. No really "bad" songs but also nothing that memorable

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3

Nice

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3

This was pretty nice. Better than I was expecting. It was smooth and easy to listen to.

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3

Animal nitrate is so kickass

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3

A bit too poppy for my taste, but I can't say I hated it. 3 stars

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3

Actually super cool, need to listen again

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3

yet another brit pop band, while good, almost having a bit of a morrisey feel, was just ok (getting tired of typing that).

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3

Not bad, but also not that good. I can fully understand why the other BritPop bands passed them by.

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3

Indie rock.

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3

Sad adult grungy British business

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3

Dos classic and some other goodies.

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3

I kinda liked the album. Some songs more than others. It reminded me a lot of other bands, some of which are from the same era or later. Bands who did something similar to Suede, but better than Suede did it. It definitely has a legacy and some influence though. 6.5/10

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3

Another lead singer that puts me off the band. I didn’t mind this album, and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. A couple of decent tunes on there...even if his voice does kind of ruin them.

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3

fine

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3

Not bad.

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3

3/5 Music and composition are alright. The vocals are however not something which catches my interest.

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3

A la The Smiths, Suede apply Dyadic Primacy, the borderline post-punk guitar shapes in constant discussion with Brett Anderson's playfully fey vocals (so playful in fact, that he pushes his whine to the point of annoying before pulling it back to vulnerable) about the main topics here: sexuality and sensuality. The lyrics probably have something to add but one listen isn't enough to pick any out - and anyway, what's going on musically says more than enough. That guitar/voice conversation front and centre means the afterglow atmosphere can work its magic in the background rather than losing everything in its haze.

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3

Fantastic gem of an album, though it does start to feel a little samey after the mid way point.

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3

Didn’t have enough time to listen as thoroughly as I’d like but I did like what I heard. Nice mix of Brit pop/alternative

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3

Album was solid nothing special

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3

Had to listen on youtube. Solid English rock. I don't remember much about the album.

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3

I’m stuck between and 3 and 4. I hear things I like and it reminds me of The Smiths. Ultimately, I could definitely listen to this but no song really grabbed me so I guess it gets the 3 rather than the 4.

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3

I had never heard of Suede. Or the London Suede. But you have to have heard of both to figure anything out? And which reissue or remaster to listen to? Do I have to listen to the bonus disc? The demos? The live versions? Ok, we figured it out. But why have I never heard of Suede? Why did they not get nearly the level of attention that other Britpop bands got (much to the chagrin of one pretentious-ass)? Because I actually liked this album quite a bit. I could definitely see myself listening to Suede again. I will agree that I don't dig the singer's voice at times, which is what is going to keep this album from earning ****. Sometimes - sometimes - I really like the way he uses his voice, with short sudden high notes and quick swings to the lower register. But too often he hits that sweet spot of saccharine Sussex accent that makes pretentious-ass sick to their stomach and disrupts their bowels. All the vocals needed to do was not fuck things up too bad, though, because the instrumentation was the real standout. Super interesting stuff, that I could try to remember how to ramble on in a doomed attempt to make it sound like I know how to talk about music. However, I left writing this until the last minute today and am out of Hershey squirts to give.

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3

I quite liked his voice, and seem to be in a majority. Like a lot of 90s britpop/rock, I found it ok, though I judge it on whether I find it decent now.

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3

Strange brit poprock mix from early 90s. Was expecting blur/oasis got weird hybrid thing...didn't hate it, think I would have preferred blur or oasis

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3

generic britpop. cool guitar sound on some tracks. overall pretty forgettable. animal nitrate is a great track

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3

Bowie voice in the 70s is present here. Kinda like it, but old, even in the time it was released.

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3

Animal Nitrate is a classic, but the rest of the album doesn't live up to it as much as I would like

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3

I really liked it. The singer has a distinctive voice, that I can hear in my head at any time. So Young and Animal Nitrate are blinders, and Sleeping Pills also.

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3

Definitely have to listen to this album and band more

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3

Хороший большой альбом для своего времени, Даже пару треков понравилось, но их так много, что не всё послушал. Средне.

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3

Great guitar.

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3

Better than the last Suede album on this list.

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3

feels like a 90's alt evolution of earlier indie darling music. It's not bad, but doesn't hit me at all.

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3

😐

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There's a special place in heaven for animal lovers. Best track: Animal Nitrate

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pretty good, not super-memorable

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This one brought back memories of a club I used to go to in the late 90s - Pure Pop at Club 77. The DJs would play Suede all of the time but I never got into the band. I can hear now the glam and Bowie influences.

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Like Radiohead but with more piano. Got better as it went but I’ll probably never listen to this again.

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Er kwam geen einde aan! Wel prima hoor, maar ik sla er niet van achterover.

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Not bad.

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Animal Nitrate vind ik een te gek nummer, maar de rest ging een beetje langs mee heen.

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Ik word soft merk ik

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Not really my cup of tea but not too bad

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Solid album. I remember liking the singles when this came out and umming and ahhing over buying the CD - listening to the whole thing in the shop. Didn't buy it though.

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This album is sweet. It's got a classic 80s/90s rock sound that never gets stale. Some of the songs on this record could very well be on my current day playlists that I make. There are definitely some high and low points that make some of the weaker songs stand out just a bit more. One of the big faults of this album that I notice is that some of the hard-hitting songs don't really hit as hard or are just not as noticeable as other tracks on this album. Examples of this are "So Young" and "Moving" - they don't stand out as much compared to the classic "Animal Nitrate" and are are too bland to be compared to "Pantomime Horse" and "Breakdown". Of course, the highlights are highlights for a reason. As far as bangers go, "Animal Nitrate" and "Moving" are killer tracks. And emotions are very apparent on "She's Not Dead" and "Breakdown". The sound across the whole record is not very unique, but it is quite enjoyable. From front-to-back, this record is super fun. It does have some low points which are pretty easily overcome with the high points, but I still think this album is a 7/10.

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hard to find on Spotify but pretty good 3.5

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Meh

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26th October 2021 Listened at work in the office on my headphones. Didn't mind it, liked the sort of Smith's/Bowie combo.

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Circa 1993, it was impossible to read Q and not have a nuanced, often contradictory opinion about Suede. (NME and Select readers, accustomed to being told what to think, had no opinions worth noting.) On the balance, Suede were not the collective Messiah. But they did have a picture of two lesbians kissing on the cover of their album 30 years ago. That’s one in the eye for the young ‘uns who think that history started in 2010. (Yes, I was the same etc etc) (The full image is actually quite interesting. The artists didn’t give them permission to use it. More trouble than it was worth, she thought.)

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Didn’t get my interest

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Alright album, but some pretty forgettable songs and the majority do just sound the same. Glad I listened tho!

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six outta eight still great

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enjoyed the quirky singing, did not love all the songs, but it piqued my interest.

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Another "great riffs, shame about the singer" album/band

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Eh

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Solid Brit pop album, with a Smiths-y sound, overall a pleasant listen. Brett Anderson’s idiosyncratic vocals are a bit of an acquired taste, but I enjoyed them. He has a really varied range that can be quite elegant but also glammy and playful. I can see the comparisons some want to make to Bowie, but I’m getting more of a Russell Mael meets Pete Shelley vibe. I love how he hits the high range, but it’s also a lot, like eating a box of truffles in one sitting. Some may not want to sit through 45 minutes of it. Fave Songs: The Drowners, So Young, Sleeping Pills, Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey

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Not sure...At least I finished listening.

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3/5. Mid. Next album’s better

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I didn't mind this but I didn't love it either. Animal nitrate worth a star on its on own. Remainder worth a couple extra.

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Interesting classic rock

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Gillade!! Riskerar att bli lite monotont ibland men tycker det händer mycket kul i gitarren. Sången känns dock tillgjord till nivån att det nästan blir irriterande efter några låtar?

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3.8 - A nice Britpop album from the genre's heyday. This sounds like a cousin to "The Bends" - perhaps less hooky, less ethereally beautiful and with fewer slap-your-face rockers. Still, I like the dreamy soundscapes on the more downtempo tracks like "She's Not Dead", "Pantomime Horse", "Sleeping Pills."

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Some great music, more than slightly ruined by Anderson's whining.

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Didn’t mind listening, but didn’t save any either.

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Can't really write a decent review about this one. During the early nineties, I was into American indie/grunge acts, but I was also interested in former eras, such as the punk movement and sixties pop. And I could also enjoy some britpop acts. But not *this one*. The first time I listened to Suede, I found their mannerisms pompous, and I did so not only for *Dog Man Star*, but starting from this band's debut album, actually (when the second one was panned, it was as if everyone was stating what was obvious to me from the get-go). Of course, at the time, I didn't know a lot about Bowie and The Smiths, who were *huge* influences on Suede. Since those days, I have learnt to appreciate those very influences (especially Bowie). But the irony is that, because of what I know now, it's *all the more difficult for me* to enjoy Suede these days. When I listen to them *now*, I just can't help thinking they're still a somewhat bland variation of earlier, far more impressive acts. With very awkward and dated production values, to boot (some of the effects on the vocals and guitars are just plain horrible). And I'm *still* a little annoyed by the overall mannerisms, mostly because I find a lot of them stale, shallow and irritating (Anderson's overkill *outré* voice is grating to the extreme sometimes, even on one of the few decently written songs from the album, such as Animal Nitrate for instance). Suede are just not as fresh and exciting as the models they are desperately imitating. And because of all this, I can't manage to find any *substance* in the songs of this record, as hard as I've tried. Oh, I know that Bowie himself once praised them. But it won't even make me change my mind. When Bowie praised Suede, he wasn't exactly in the best creative spot of his career anyway. Maybe it was just a way for him to send all those winks Suede had made to him back to them. At the time I didn't care. Now, I do, somehow. But even Bowie could make blunders (he actually made a lot of them in the later parts of his career). And this brings me back to the original influences informing this album. Sorry, but I'm always gonna prefer the originals... How ironic. It seems that Suede were never there in the right time for me. I know they've been critically reevaluated, and they probably at least deserve some of the *current* praise for going against the grain during their heyday. But it's still impossible for me to genuinely appreciate their music. Sometimes, it's as simple as that. [Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 985 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 5 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 6 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 4 Albums on which I feel my judgment is muddled by my past forays into specific genres instead of others: 1 (including this one) Technically, I shouldn't even be grading those records. But *some* might end up on my final list for their somewhat *objective* cultural importance, who knows?]

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Quite a good listen.

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I detect hints of Glam-rock with Brit-pop top notes. It has a nice shoegaze finish but unfortunately the lead vocalist’s singing style leaves a bitter aftertaste. This hasn’t aged very well and should be returned to the cellar.

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I reviewed my notes from the last album of theirs. I mentioned a Bowie influence, which I hear less of now, but I'm getting more Morrisey. This LP doesn't seem to have a standout track like 'We are the Pigs", but there are a number of rockers throughout. Again, there are too many ballads, schmaltzy ballads. 5/10 for me.

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Decent Didn't get all the way through.

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This album has a strong sense of melodrama. I'm not sure what Brett Anderson is so exercised about, but I get the impression he could benefit from taking a step back and gaining some perspective. I like it, although don't love it. A more reined in, less emotionally OTT album could be brilliant. 3/5.

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An impressive debut by Suede. Among all the Britpop bands, Suede started out the strongest, with this release and their magnum opus Dog Man Star being released before Oasis's What's the Story, Blur's Parklife, and Pulp's Different Class. That being said, I think the strongest aspects of their debut is their aesthetic and sample hits. Several things I mean about that. First of all, Britpop builds itself on British music influences, which are evidently clear here. It's very much rooted in glam rock and baroque pop, many tracks it straight up sounds like he's trying to replicate Morrissey's vocal style. It also takes from shoegaze, with many of the non-singles characterized by slow, fuzzy noise and lofi vocals difficult to make out. Beyond that, I find their songs to be fairly shallow. They're not bad by any means... they're all pretty good, but nothing stands out in the non-singles beyond those fundamental principles. I hate when this happens, but the singles are the highlights of the album, and you can tell without looking them up. "Animal Nitrate" and "The Drowners" are energetic, catchy, with inventive lyrics. It's put the other tracks, especially on the second side, to shame. If I wanted to introduce someone to Suede, I'd only recommend them this album if they were a shoegaze fan, or at least just take the singles. But otherwise, it's a solid effort.

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Enjoyed this. Probably didn't give it the attention in deserved but was good.

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I enjoyed this album and would happily listen to it again but it didn’t quite make 4*

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Interesting. Not my first pick, but I didn't hate it.

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I've really got out of the swing of this. I definitely did listen to this but I remember nothing so going to go with a safe 3

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I thought this was alright, some songs were quite catchy - others a bit more irritating. I didn't know about Suede, but Luke informs me they were a headline Britpop bad alongside Blur and Oasis. He does not approve of Suede and told me I should give it 1 or 2 starts for the whiney voice and boring songs. I dunno, I didn't hate it that much and I shalln't be swayed

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A few classics which I enjoyed, others were a generally okay experience for me

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Pas mauvais, mais pas rien qui se démarque. Du rock Britannique qui marque le début du mouvement Britpop des années 90. Les chansons So Young et The Drowners ont des éléments intéressants.

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Wikipedia heeft gelijk dat dit klinkt als een mix van Bowie en The Smiths. Bowie geeft pluspunten, The Smiths zijn voor mij minpunten. Hierdoor geef ik een middelmatige beoordeling

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Britpop the band. yep, its brit pop alright.

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Britpop is a weird genre. It's usually not bad, but often not that great either. An album of songs you'd hear in British media and enjoy but not really think of again once the show is done

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Reminds me too much of The Smiths and I don’t love The Smiths. It’s just ok.

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Enjoyed it, glad I've heard it, didn't feel inspired to listen a second time.

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Helt decent. Skulle vilja ha lite mera ös på låtarna...

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Yeaah

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b-tec smiths

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This is a nostalgia hit, my sister used to love this band.

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6/10 Best song - Animal Nitrate

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An old friend, good but not great

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this is a fine album that I find difficult to make stick. Listened to it several times, can't seem to recall the melodies nor do I find myself curious to put it on again. i am aware of it's huge reputation and alleged importance to the Brit Pop movement so .5 additional stars for that. 3 stars

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Not bad at all. Some really popular tunes that stand out, but the overall production on their songs always seems a bit tinny.

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Yay more britpop 3

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Listened to it a lot in the past, but not for many years. This re-listen has been revelatory in that I now wish I could hear a version of this album without the singer sounding like he's in a cave or the unnecessary organ. Maybe having zero breathing space matches the album thematically, but it all seems too much. This time I around I think I enjoyed it for the nostalgia more than anything. Also, I don't think I realized what a horrible Bowie impression Anderson was doing. We live, we learn.

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Some good songs but far too long and his voice is awful.

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2/5. This falls under a category of music that’s almost worse that bad for me - music that is neither good nor bad, has the potential to be fantastic to me, but is just missing a few intangible things.

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Samtlige sange lød som noget man kendte uden helt at være det

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Don't think I was that fussed on suede

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All very at one level, wasn't much to differentiate the songs

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Crooning power ballad after ballad, wanna be smiths.

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Meh. I've already forgotten it.

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Bueno, sin más...

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hmm..

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Kind of listenable to but, as I didn't like the singer's voice...

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Pretty decent.

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This alternative British rock album was the debut of the band Suede, and was highly anticipated as well as expertly crafted. It's beautiful melodies and lyrics caress the listener with feelings of ecstasy, but also feelings of sadness with the low parts.

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interesting cover art lol. initial reaction: okay, sounds good. enter his voice: ?? okay, could work still. doesnt seem very 90s to me though. 'she's not dead' is not available on spotify. not awful, even liked some parts, but ultimately not my thing. lyrics were bland at times but at times i was like ??? is he singing from a female perspective or. idk. i did save 'moving'.

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I’m not a big fan of the lead singers voice. I get annoyed every time he says “ohh-vah” on The Drowners. His voice is not Axl Rose level offensive, but it’s noticeable enough to cost Suede a star. The potential of the songs is consistently let down by his voice. Some of the musical parts are quite enjoyable. I like the piano part on The Next Life. The guitar part on Metal Mickey is top notch. The drum and guitar parts for Moving are great…and then he starts singing, ughh. Sleeping Pills and Breakdown really bog the album down. I thought Just A Day (Early Demo) was by far the best song on the album and it’s a throw away bonus track. What a shame.

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apparently it created britpop as a genre? well im not British

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Ears hurt and Hershey squirts. Britpop ruined my Saturday. I'm going to throw this back in a closet and hope it doesn't come out again. I know there's more Britpop-y bands on this list and eventually, I'll lose. Some day, I'll have to unpack all the reasons why bands like Travis, Verve, Lush and yes- even The Smiths, Morrissey and The Clash make me unwell. It's going to be messy and today isn't the day.

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Okay, but nothing I'd come back to.

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Not my cup of tea

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Eh.

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I honestly don't know what to make of this. It's just an average band playing their songs... nothing special about it. Somewhat like something out of a rock competition. 5/10.

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This is a pretty solid Example of Britpop that I don't super care for. I sounds old, but it was made in the 90's so I don't super get it. Plus, To keep it honest I found the lead singers vocals pretty grating. Glad it's over lol. It wasn't horrible, and I imagine a lot of people like it. Not for me.

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Whiny, with some ok songs.

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DAS Album des Jahres 1993 also…Großartige Stilblüte aus dem Rolling Stone: "There is an undercurrent of doomsday urgency in Anderson's feigned languor, tartly echoed in Bernard Butler's corrosive guitar work.“ Weniger kiffen, Meister. Für mich wenig Licht, aber viel Schatten. Brit-Pop ist allgemein überschätzt.

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More listenable than I thought, typifies 90s Brit pop at the time however the substance of the music relies heavily on the vocalist. You take that away and its fairly bland.

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Not my cup of tea

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My least favorite of the BritPop 90s, I had never listened to this whole album, and gave it a chance. 30 years later, I still prefer Blur, Supergrass, and Pulp in this era/genre of music. Suede is fine, but just never really grabbed my attention. I still find Anderson’s delivery to be vaguely annoying, while the music never delivered much excitement or engagement for me.

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alt rock good background music not personally my taste

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Some decent singles, but his voice is still way too annoying.

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Not my style

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This albums was very run of the mill. Amazing production, the singer’s voice sucked to start but he kind if grew on me by the end. Im not a huge fan of when they put the tunnel effect on the vocals Notable songs: Pantomime Horse The Drowners Animal lover Hated songs: The next life He’s dead

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Not on Spotify.

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First listen. Seems ok, but after listening all day none of the songs are sticking with me. Maybe next time. 2/5.

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Lots of sort of swirling layered guitars. It sounds kind of lush and not necessarily noisy. Some heavy usage of flanger some other modulation effects like this. Kind of interesting playing but I tend to prefer things with a more driving beat. The guitars tend to sort of fade into the soundscape and instead of being out front. The real dealbreaker for me was the singer. To my ear, his voice is thin, nasal and whiny. There is a lot of falsetto but I think his main voice is just too thin. Not for me at all - basically the opposite of what I gravitate to. Overall, not terrible but just not for me.

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Boring Brit-pop with some redeeming factors. Not enough spark or ambition to the album.

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Never got the fuss.

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Hin und wieder ganz spannende Gitarrenteile dabei, aber jeder Song kliegt voll beliebig, und pointless. Ich druck außerdem den Sänger ned durch.

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uhh... 2strs? skipped a few songs. props for the semi-creepy art tho

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I don't even know what to call this music but it's not really for me. I appreciate the griminess to it but...nah.

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It was okay. No recognized songs

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dross. animal nitrate is good the rest of this is gash.

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similar to the last one if felt (the the's infected)

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Ehhh I was not feeling this today....

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Oof, three stinkers in a row. The guitar in this album is pretty good, but it's another new wave Smiths/Cure copycat. Pretentious, whiny, bummer music. Let's give me something more upbeat tomorrow, ok algorithm?

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Meh

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The album art is as good as the last Suede album we reviewed as we have moved from a photo of a guy's arse to some lebanese smooching. Musically, I think a little less of this one than I did of the first Suede offering. There are a few OK tunes but not much to get excited about.

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This was ok, but nothing really that interesting.

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just average. there were two songs where i said, they are ripping off Champagne Supernova and High and Dry. Then I found out this album came out first. Maybe more influential than i realized.

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I was super excited to listen to this album since I have heard so much about it and how important it was in Britpop formation. Overall was pretty disappointed...super generic and nothing all that special about it. 2.5/5

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I do not understand the fuss for this album.

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There may be too much british rock on this album list for my taste lol I like the track So Young but the whiny singing is too much for me

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Eipä nappaa

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I had to do a presentation on Suede in GCSE music. I remember not really liking them then and I still don't. It's not terrible it's just not great. Like a less good Smiths.

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I didn't give this very much of my time or attention to be honest, but there's not loads of good I can find in here for me. Nothing grabbed me or interested me, kind of bland not really my thing

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I think I liked Pantomime Horse a little bit but otherwise every song sounded pretty much the same. This is a whole genre of music that I can't really understand how anyone likes.

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Not for me

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Nothing I could really get into. It had a sort of David Bowie vibe to it, but not as catchy as most of what he's done. Not offensive, though.

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Never liked 'em. Still don't.

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Outro de britpop que não convenceu.

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Matige soft rock, niet mijn ding

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Znowu brytyjsko i dodatkowo osluchana juz banda Suede z swoim debiutanckim albumem z 93, ktory brzmi tak jak wyglada okladka, jak niewiadomo co, ale w klimatach wyspiarskiego popu, porownania z smithami jak najbardziej na miejscu, bo wyraznie slychac, ze pan anderson inspirowal sie morrissejowymi wokalami, ale brak tu tresci ktora by przyciagala uwage, bo na calych 45 minutach ciezko znalezc momenty w ktorych czlowiek mowi o to cos czego jeszcze nie slyszalem, fajnie zrobili to i tamto, bo nawet instrumentale sa tak skompresowane, ze brzmia jakby dochodzily z skrytki miotlowej, a przy wykrzystaniu elektrykow i synthow daje to po uszach, tworzac nieslucalny miszmasz, ktory najbardziej zabolal na metal mickey, po bingowym przesluchaniu czuje sie jakbym znowu przesluchal dog manowego stara, ale tym razem bez ambitnych trakow jak the asphalt world, a jedynie z popowymi kompozycjami zamknietymi w ramach czasowych radio pleja, co daje 11 utworow na 45 minutach, na plejke dodam moving za poruszajace drumowane zwlaszcza w openingowej czesci, a pewnie nie jest to ostatnie spotkanie z Suede, bo jeszcze jeden album bardziej popularny niz oba poprzednie jeszcze maja w swojej dyskografii, nic tylko zacierac rece na kolejna dawke wyspiarskiego rokowania w wersji popularnej

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Oof that opening yelp really sets a tone. Found this British Invasion exhausting. I know there’s a suede song out there I like, but it wasn’t here.

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Oh shocker, it’s another British indie album. I’m good, count me out. I listened to it and nearly fell asleep from the repetition and mumbling.

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I tried. I wanted to like this. I read the lyrics and the Wikipedia back story. But I didn’t hear this at the time and now I feel it is too late. Perhaps I am missing something, but I don’t really feel that I missed out. And am not a fan of the voice. I can see what they are trying to do (I think) but it doesn’t really speak to me and I don’t find the music particularly original or moving. So Young is an okay start (maybe partly because I recognised it from the radio) but for me it chugs along with variations of the same theme for the rest of the album, with diminishing returns.

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The Next Life was the only song I liked. The rest of the album I didn't enjoy. 1.5/5 stars.

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First time listening: 4/11 songs liked You can definitely hear the David Bowie influence in here. The singing seems slightly grading to my ears, but the first few tracks were very great! 2 songs saved

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Oof. Hard for me to get beyond his voice. That nasally screech, which is too common in British punk-pop, brings all of the music around it down for me. Some of the music is strong and the overall concept of the albums is interesting, but...that voice...

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did not like

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Suede by Suede (1993) Not doing this one. 1/5

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Wasn’t on Spotify so didn’t bother with this weird one

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Couldn't find anything interesting

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Dull.

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On first listen this is a slab of ponderous guitar Brit-pop. Not grunge, not Oasis, just slow and dull.

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Not for me. Middling.

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Oh god so whiny. : |

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Should be used as a torture method

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