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Bloodsports

Suede, The London Suede Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Suede Ltd
  • ASIN: B00AYCOUOG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sixth studio album by English alternative rock band, featuring the single 'It Starts and Ends With You'. The band's first album of new material since 2002's 'A New Morning', the record has received critical acclaim, debuting in the UK Albums Chart at #10.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent return to form 1 April 2013
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This review will be heavily biased, as Suede has always been my favourite band. However, rather than try to quantify the quality of Bloodsports compared to other artists, I will compare it to Suede's previous output.

A part of me can still hardly believe that I am listening to a new Suede album in 2013, and one that sounds exactly like they did in the mid-90s - fresh, together, catchy. Quite a few of the songs remind me sonically of the Coming Up B-sides which populated a large part of Sci-Fi Lullabies. There is thankfully no trace of the sound experimentation which ruined most of Head Music. Suede are back to being a guitar-driven band, as they should be.

At the risk of being controversial, I must admit I was never too fond of Coming Up. It was too slick and polished, too many radio-perfect pop songs, and Brett's vocal was twisted to be flat and tinny. (I'm not alone in thinking so; the vocal was altered in the version of "Trash" which appeared on the Singles release.) Rather than the album tracks, I thought the true beauty of Coming Up was hidden in its B-sides.

Being even more controversial, I actually liked A New Morning. It was simpler and cleaner than Head Music and had some lovely ballads. It was perhaps TOO simple for many fans, but I saw it as an emergence from the drug-fuelled decline.

Then there's The Tears and Brett Anderson's solo output, which inevitably sounds a lot like Suede, although in a low-key mode. It's mostly excellent and I can highly recommend it, particularly the later releases Slow Attack (2009) and Black Rainbows (2011).

So where does Bloodsports fit into this? It's a mature album, with both upbeat pop songs and deeper, more introverted songs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Impressive Comeback 15 May 2013
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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One is, of course, always very wary (and sometimes surprised) when a favoured band decides to reform, particularly in Suede's case, as Mr Anderson had repeatedly stated there was no such intention, even after having gone some way down the route first with Bernard Butler (via the excellent Tears album in 2005) and then with Suede's 2010 reunion gigs. The pleasant surprise for me is that Bloodsports quite frankly (significantly) exceeds my expectations and whilst (for me) not ranking with the band's classic first three albums, or attaining quite the level of brilliance of Dexy's re-emergence last year (after a near 30-year absence), is still a very respectable piece of work (and one that continues to grow with each listen).

That is not to say that there isn't a good deal of variation in the quality of the songs here, but at its best Bloodsports provides moments to compare with the band's absolute peak. I'll put my cards on the table up front by saying that from the moment I first heard Richard Oakes' guitar intro, followed by Anderson's beautifully fragile vocal lead-in to For The Strangers I knew it was something special (in fact, I still can't think of a melody more sublime in the band's body of work....Still Life, My Dark Star, Breakdown, The Chemistry Between Us included). Other standouts for me include album opener Barriers, whose hook is impossible to banish from my mind and whose similarity to The Killers (as pointed out by my other half) I would contend is more about the Las Vegans have taken their inspiration from the Brits (rather than the other way round) and closer, the exquisitely positive Faultlines, which demonstrates that (in the studio, at least) Anderson's vocal delivery has lost none of its power.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Finally Reached Those Stars... 18 Mar 2013
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'Bloodsports' was an album that was a couple of years in the making, a concerted effort that was crafted with care and pin-point accuracy by its songwriter, Brett Anderson. However, this calculated approach seems to have paid off. If Brett's main aim was to create an album that could stand shoulder to shoulder with `Dogmanstar' and `Coming Up', then he has undoubtedly succeeded. It will probably take a month of listening before its true standing can be judged, but as far as I'm concerned `Bloodsports' matches those albums pound for pound.

Highlights are; `Snowblind', `Sabotage' 'For The Strangers', and the euphoric `Hit Me' who's opening bars remind me of `New Generation'. The second half of the album is just as carefully calculated, as we enter into the slower, more progressive side of Suede, filled with beautiful stunning ballads like 'Sometimes I Feel I'll Float Away' and 'Always'.

I must say that I couldn't review this album without acknowledging Richard Oakes' contribution. His guitar playing on `Head Music' was one of the riding highlights of an otherwise patchy album, but on `Bloodsports' he finally gets to show us his true swagger. There's the classic "brash guitar sound" that dominated `CU' but there is also a new level of sophistication to his playing, even elements of other influences, like The Cure, that creep into tracks like 'Barriers'. It all sits so wonderfully.

Brett is a great songwriter, and my hopes were high with this album. However, this calculated time-managed approach to album making has been more successful than I, or any Suede fan could ever have imagined.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite Suede Album but when compared to other bands of today...
I haven't bought a Suede album since about Dog Man Star in 1994 and have to admit Bloodsport isn't my favourite. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. Bravingon
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to form
A real return to the confident Suede of old. Some tracks already sound like classics and will fit in well with old stuff when they tour it.
Published 6 months ago by jimmy james
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a fantastic album. It's certainly one of my top albums of 2013 (2nd place after Bowie's new one!). Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. R. Henson
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
This album journeys through all the emotional states via Suede's creative lyrics and unique tone. I play Bloodsports on my daily commute and went to see Suede on their 2013 tour. Read more
Published 7 months ago by rp1974
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album
I'm not going to bang on about Suede's 90's material as I pretty much agree what others have said about it, although having listened to Head Music and A New Morning again recently... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Woody
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album since 1996...
One of the most exciting pieces of news this year, apart from the new Bowie release, was the reformation of Suede and a new studio album, although I have to admit that, when I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. Sweeney
5.0 out of 5 stars Suede back on top form
What more do you need too know? Great tunes and arch lyrics. Way better than anything by blur or oasis.
Published 7 months ago by stereogram
4.0 out of 5 stars Suede
Great new album from the mighty Suede crank it up and enjoy the latest tunes from Brett and co. Stylish packaging modern sound what more do you want
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Ma Hopkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a cracking album
They're back on form and Brett's voice is stunning as always.A seminal band from the Brit Pop era, I'm off to Bristol in October to see them.
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Martin Summers
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant return to form
This is their best album since Coming Up. Great tunes and classic Suede songwriting. Sabotage is a real slow burner and one of my personal faves.
Published 10 months ago by shinobi
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