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Sci-Fi Lullabies

Suede Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1980)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 3mv
  • ASIN: B00000707Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,036 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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unplayed 2 cd set

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shining B-Sides 24 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Two discs of very accessible B-sides, which show how strict Suede's quality control was.
Rather than roll out the usual Pavlovian drivel of how Suede were nothing after Dog Man Star, I would respectfully disagree - and sympathize with those people who don't get anything out of the post-Butler Suede: your loss.
The two show-stopping songs are "Killing of a Flash Boy" and "Sound of the Streets" (jump your heart out), and the discs are packed with songs of every kind, but mostly intense and personal stuff. Moments like "WSD" (We're So Disco) and "Have you ever been this low" will echo your private thoughts at times...
In conclusion, this album is a wonderful series of personal snapshots, rather than a well-presented portfolio. But you'll grow to love it. And maybe more than the proper albums.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
God, this is fantastic. This is what made Suede special. The sheer arrogance/talent/stupidity to throw a song as beautiful as The Living Dead away on a b-side. One of the saddest songs ever written and recorded without a doubt.
And this isn't the only one. Take your pick - The Killing of a Flashboy, My Dark Star, High Rising, The Big Time, Whipsnade. Absolutely awesome.
The point about editing is well made - you get virtually everything here, including the ordinary Bentswood Boys and Graffiti Women but picking your favourites is always going to be subjective. How would you feel if, in an attempt to strip this album down, they took out one of your favourites. I am still recovering from Life on Mars being excluded from the CD version of Changesbowie all those years ago!
Many scribes have said that Part Two doesn't match Part One and that may ultimately be so. But let us not be in any doubt, there are some incredible songs here too. Young Men is Suede at their swaggering, staggering best. Another No-one is The Living Dead with a happy ending and This Time and Sadie are as anthemic as Suede get.
And he name checks Kate Bush's "And dream of Sheep" in These are the sad songs. That shows class!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Masters at work 18 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
The depth of work and quality on some of these B-sides is simply breathtaking - My Insatiable One, The Living Dead, Killing Of A Flash Boy, To The Birds and My Dark Star would sit easily on any of Suede's first two albums and improve them - if that's possible. The Living Dead in particular is one of the most moving ballads ever written and I'm glad to say I had the privilege of seeing Brett play it love, solo, in Manchester 2003 - bodes well for his solo album in 2007
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sonic chronology of Suede 26 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD
As Brett stated himself, Sci fi Lullabies more so than any of their albums is an illustrative chronology of Suede's evolution as a band. From the dark and orchestral days of 'Suede' (their debut album) through to the electronic ear candy of the self indulgent and highly decadent 'Coming Up'. For those unfamiliar with Suede's work this double cd is a wonderful introduction to their trash glam style, and a must for any Suede fans. Essentially this is a collection of 'B' sides that remarkably rival the 'A' sides of many of Suede's contemporaries. An outstanding achievement by anyone's standards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And this is a B-sides album? 3 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
The first CD in this two CD set could possibly be one of my favourite CDs ever. Some of the songs are just incredible - My insatible one, about Brett's relationship with, erm, a blow-up doll, Killing of a flash boy, and Whipsnade spring to mind. If only other such bands put as much thought into their lyrics as Suede (and I'm thinking here of Oasis's tendancy to write a verse and a chorus and then repeat them both a few times). True, the second disc is not so consistent, but it's still better than most other group's efforts. This album is the perfect accompaniment to the group's first three albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Underground Treat 30 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
Sci-fi Lullabies is my absolute favourite Suede release. The B-Sides for me show more of the band's talent and what they are about than the singles and in some cases the album tracks. What we have here is a darker, more 'underground' representation of the kooky urban lifesongs Suede are known for, and it is a blessing that they have been collected together on one release.

The best of this collection is for me Europe Is Our Playground, a beautiful and haunting piece recorded around the 'Coming Up' era. It has stuck with me ever since I first heard it and is possible my favourite song by the band altogether. Other high points are 'Killing of a FlashBoy', 'WSD' and 'Have you Ever Been this Low?'.

I expect some of these narrowly missed being on albums - 'Young Men', 'Together' and 'My Insatiable One' would not be out of place amongst the better known releases and singles - but there is not one track amongst the 27 that is out of place, surplus to requirements or substandard. The whole double album is a treat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shows that B comes before A 10 Feb 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
B sides? good lord! How can one band consistently surpass their piers with only their B-sides? Suede's early B-sides (disc 1) are breathtaking, better than all of their albums put together. Disc 2 falls away a bit (strangely enough at about the same time as Bernie left) but if you've never heard a suede b-side then BUY THIS NOW. You'll never need another CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some (Quite A Few, Actually) Brilliant Moments 1 May 2013
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
With the (at least partial) return to form represented by Suede's latest album Bloodsports, I thought I would go back and listen again to this collection of single B-sides, recorded between 1992 and 1997, and released in 1997. The first thing to say is that, rather like Bloodsports, the quality of the 27 songs here (probably not surprisingly given their basis as B-sides) varies greatly, but, at its best, there are some killer cuts, at times pretty much as good as anything the band ever did. I guess the other particularly notable (and maybe obvious) thing about the collection is the way that the song-writing quality dips as you progress through the songs - undoubtedly a reflection of Bernard Butler's absence from the composing team for the latter songs - a phenomenon further backed up by the (relative) return to form shown by the Anderson/Butler reunion band (and album), The Tears.

Once again, Anderson's lyrics, whilst displaying some nicely poetic qualities are, in the main, relatively indecipherable on all but a handful of songs. Musically, there are a number of standout songs. To The Birds is a good example, from a slow start gradually building in power and impact, and culminating in its brilliantly vibrant 'la-la-la la-la-ha' climax. On the other hand, subtleties abound on The Big Time, for me, containing one of Anderson's best (fragile and tender) vocal performances, and featuring a beautiful (and rare) trumpet interlude. Similarly, The Living Dead shows the band at their most subtle - short, sweet and acoustic, with a magnificently moody melody as Anderson relates a poignant (and no doubt relevant) tale of drug addiction.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
great cd, a must for all suede fans. Super speedy delivery and good value for money too. All round, a good buy!
Published 1 month ago by E. A. Langley
4.0 out of 5 stars B-sides brilliance from Suede
Disc arrived quickly and in mint condition, bargain. Great double album of b-sides from Suede's first 3 albums (the Bernard Butler years and beyond). Read more
Published 2 months ago by J W Heritage
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a classic
Loved this CD been wanting it a while , delivered before time , have no complaints only praise
Published on 10 Aug 2010 by Eddie Q
4.0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been A-Sides
This compilation includes the majority of Suede's B-Sides and real wealth of well written, well presented material. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2010 by Mp Barker
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen sink glamour!
Suede's first two albums were classics. This double collection of early b-sides undoubtedly deserves the same status. Read more
Published on 7 April 2007 by Stephen Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars essential for suede fans
along with oasis, suede are one of the few bands who really put an effort into their b-sides, and produce songs which are better than most bands album tracks. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars An album of two halves.....
The general consensus does tend to feel the first disc (almost entirely from the Suede and Dog Man Star period) is excellent and the second (from the Coming Up era) vastly... Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2005 by G. Donaldson
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, but ocassionaly good.
While Suede may have initially based themeselves on The Smiths - with their doomed romanticism and identical songwriting setup of a vocalist who writes all the lyrics and a... Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2004 by Osbourne Ruddock
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, but probably not where you would expect.
Some reviewers will have you believe disc one is as good as any album Suede have ever released. It isn't. Couldn't get off to a much better start though, much like Suede's career. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2003 by T. Clark
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