- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Nud (Sony BMG)
- ASIN: B0000705UN
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- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
Suede [VINYL] Import
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Top Customer Reviews
Their self-entitled debut album, released in 1993, is one of Britpop's defining records, and still one of the London band's greatest achievements. With it's Smith's inspired lyrics, and the David Bowie flavoured 70's glam-rock sound, it's very little wonder that it proved so popular, and launched these London lads onto great, lasting success. 'Suede' even became the fastest selling album of the past ten years.
Together, vocalist Brett Anderson, who has a voice uncannily like Bowie's, and guitarist Brett Anderson co-wrote most of the tracks, and created a lot of magic together. The lyrics are often about dark and troubled circumstances, things that people can relate to, and wrapped around slick production and instantly memorable guitar lines with a melancholic melody sound.
The most famous song here is the outstanding rocker 'Animal Nitrate', a classic in the band's catalogue, and there are other hits in the shape of 'The Drowners', a raucous anthem which was also their debut single, 'Metal Mickey', which is especially Bowie-esque, and 'So Young', which also serves as the album's opening track. Another gem to highlight is the dreamy, melodic 'She's Not Dead', a moving tale of joint suicide.
Whenever I listen to Suede's glorious debut, I feel as though I am being transported back to that time, even though I was only aged one in 1993. This was a bold and brave first album, and has stood the test of time. The band attempted a variety sounds from pop rock, to ballads to grunge, and although not every song is quite as memorable as those wonderful singles, there is still plenty on it to merit a five star rating.
There are several other little nods to the noted band also, particularly on the opening track, with it's opening drum solo and piano break recalling 'Reel Around the Fountain,' the opening song on The Smiths debut. But Suede use their influences subtlety and both the music and lyrics are entirely the bands own, with only little nods to their influences in their overall aesthetic.
Aside from ballads, there are some rockers like the excellent, 'Metal Mickey' and the classic single, 'Animal Nitrate.' Suede prove themselves capable of several different sounds both musically and vocally, with Anderson's voice leaping from deep baritone to falsetto with great ease and finesse. His voice is quite unique and perhaps rather grating or difficult to enjoy for some, but perseverance will put an end to that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Oddly this record is too heavy for my turntable but I did not realise until after my return window closed so could not return. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JW
Plays ok but I returned the first as it is significantly warped (whole vinyl is slightly concave on one side, so doesn't lie flat on turntable) - second one also warped. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steve Mac
Why on earth it's taken me so long to listen to this great album is beyond mePublished 9 months ago by ash
Good quality and great album. This reissue is a must have for suede lovers.Published 18 months ago by Alexander Cheshire