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on 24 December 2003
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.