Posted on: June 1st, 2018 5:49 am
A Greatest Hits to remind us that, beyond the breakthroughs and breakdowns, the trends and the bends, Suede’s brilliantly ascorbic, urgent, passionate songs have lasted the test of time. No masterplan, just a set list that epitomises all that’s epochal about Suede – the frenzied performances, the high-wire ambition, the life-changing impact. In the words of the song, can’t get enough.
Post-E Britain was grasping for more; as Suede bassist Mat Osman noted when referencing the impact of The Smiths, “A new set of values and musical references, and seeing the world in another way.” No lectures necessary; just something grubbily real about the mess we were in. And sure, we all loved each other, but what about sex? Indie rock avoided the issue, as if sex equalled sexism.
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