ALBUM REVIEW: Suede – Night Thoughts

Suede-Night-Thoughts

Rating7.5Their second album since reforming in 2010, Night Thoughts possesses the same trademark swagger and lush drama the band has been creating over the last 26 years yet it feels more considered, atmospheric and thematically pure. Brett Anderson explores his relationship with his parents and his own fears and neuroses as a father over an expansive musical backdrop. The epic art-rock guitar soundscapes and Anderson’s soaring Bowie-isms are intact yet balanced with the synth washes of Pale Snow and the baroque gothic balladry of I Can’t Give Her What She Wants. With an accompanying full length film, this is Suede rewardingly exploring and expanding their musical palette.

Chris Familton

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