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Sounds like it's gonna be rather good http://drownedinsound.com/news/4145899-suede-give-away-new-song-barriers
Not as good as Coming Up stuff either.
Sounds a bit like The Editors to my ears... never a good thing. I also noticed some lead guitar tones down in the mix that kinda ape what Bernard Butler did on DMS, for that "classic Suede" vibe.
Everything as expected, btw.
Not great, not too awful... but good to see them doing music anyway. I'll prob buy the album!!!
If the rest of the album is this good I'll be very happy.
but I don't hate it entirely, either. Pretty much what I would expect from Suede in 2013.
I thought the bits where they tried something new were where it worked and the bits where they tried to bang out Suede-by-numbers were what made it rubbish. This at least doesn't quite sound like another attempt to do Trash but, on first listen, it's hardly essential listening - although it's certainly a hell of an improvement on Positivity.
is pretty good, some great moments, some unconvincing chord changes. I'm pleased it's not a complete loss though - fingers crossed the album will be passable. Can't wait for the London gig either way.
this is much better than I had been expecting.
but otherwise i've not too many complaints
It's decent for an album track if you ask me especially compared to the hideousness of the Tears and latter Suede, very U2-ish, but I'll reserve judgement till I hear the album.
Its a nice, catchy indie pop song just like anything off their debut or coming up. The lyrics aren't like embarrassing tripe that came off Head Music. Its not boring particularly, certainly no more so than any of their output. Its not like they were ever going to come back with a classic, they have too much of a legacy steeped in 90's memories for that. Perhaps its cos I was 10 when they split so didn't experience it the first time.
but now that the two songs i've listen have grown on me, i'm actually eager to get the record
new album when it's out. I'll inevitably sound like a killjoy but as an old bastard, Suede will always be Anderson and Butler for me. Dog Man Star is one of the greatest British albums, with their debut a close second.
Coming Up is a great pop record and if they would have not been so screw at the time, Head Music would have turned much better.
and the tracks i've heard have actually been shockingly strong. I like a bunch of stuff they tried to do with Head Music but this sounds like it could be the proper 4th Suede album. A few songs are up there with their best and Hit Me should have been the single.