Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

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Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Jan 2019, 18:42

I don't think so but then I keep buying their albums because they're all in the same vein (the latest Blue Hour only cost £5).
They started off their career with a bunch of great singles (So Young, Animal Nitrate, Metal Mickey, The Drowners) before releasing their debut.
Even their B-sides double cd Sci-Fi Lullabies is worth having.

Any takers? Thoughts?

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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Jumper K » 09 Jan 2019, 19:00

I think you’ll find Dog Man Star is obviously better. ;)

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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2019, 19:01

"Coming up" had the most hits, but I like the one with the teens kissing, whatever it's called.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 09 Jan 2019, 19:18

GoogaMooga wrote:"Coming up" had the most hits, but I like the one with the teens kissing, whatever it's called.



It's called Suede.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby the masked man » 09 Jan 2019, 20:05

'Dog Man Star' is the best rock LP of the 90s. Ambitious, overwrought and packed with great tunes.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2019, 20:20

Great, but "Nevermind" is surely the decade winner.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Quaco » 09 Jan 2019, 20:24

Don't know all their stuff but Coming Up hit the spot at the right time and still holds up. Just the other day, the wife and I had it on, and we both were almost weeping, and she said "Honey, remember when music was good?" :D
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Deebank » 09 Jan 2019, 21:03

I used to like Suede more at the time but now i’m very much more in favour of Dog Man Star.

The title track and the last four are truly epic.
The singles are pretty good too.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 09 Jan 2019, 21:16

Coming up and dogmanstar both better the debut. The latest from last year is highly rated, havent heard it myself yet.

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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Bent Fabric » 10 Jan 2019, 11:53

I'm not doing anything to help the consensus along here, but - yeah, Suede was the only one that really GOT me in the gut.

There's a character both to the singles leading up ("The Drowners" was the first song I heard by them, and to say that it hooked me would be a massive understatement) and to the more bejeweled and epic sweeping moments on the record (things like "Sleeping Pills" and "Pantomime Horse") that...oh, God, I feel a bit silly using cliches like "lightning in a bottle", but...here we are. I was certainly never able to get that anywhere near that kind of thrill from them again, but...if you hit that moment of synergy with an artist even once, you've come out ahead.

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Postby Still Baron » 10 Jan 2019, 12:23

Pool Hall Richard wrote:The latest from last year is highly rated . . .


They still exist!?
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 10 Jan 2019, 12:52

A nice mix of T Rex , Bowie and Roxy.
Saw them in Glasgow a couple of years ago after the "Night Thoughts" album came out.
Great show.
I like most of their albums and bought the first 3 on release and the next 2 on the cheap.
Haven't bought the 3 come back albums more due to the malaise of buying CD's than the quality of the music.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby the masked man » 10 Jan 2019, 13:20

Still Baron wrote:
Pool Hall Richard wrote:The latest from last year is highly rated . . .


They still exist!?


They split up around 2003 after the flat 'A New Morning' LP, but reformed about seven years later. They've released three LPs since the reformation.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Jan 2019, 16:40

Didn't Brett Anderson release a couple of solo albums as well?
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Jan 2019, 16:42

GoogaMooga wrote:Didn't Brett Anderson release a couple of solo albums as well?



Yes.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Jan 2019, 16:45

Thought so. Pretty sure I bought them in thrift.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Jan 2019, 16:46

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Did they ever make it in the U.S.?


Not in my experience, excepting a couple of the "cool kids"
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2019, 16:53

Aren't they called English Suede over there?

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Postby Still Baron » 10 Jan 2019, 16:55

The Modernist wrote:Aren't they called English Suede over there?


That assumes they’re spoken of, and they really aren’t.
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Re: Have Suede ever bettered their debut?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 10 Jan 2019, 17:21

They really passed me by. I only know one or two songs.
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