58 Suede by Suede 1993
The sound of sex and depression by Britpop's John the Baptists. Sure it was all rehashed Bowie but compared to Grunge it was sleazy, glamorous and more importantly it was suburbia , high rise based and seemed to swagger in its englishness.
It was the sound of a singer and a guitarist seemingly in a spiralling competition as to who could outdo each other.
For the 3rd single they had added a pop chart sheen
Looking back it is all so frighteningly calculated to shock or at least ensure column inches, but then isn't that calculation what pop is all about. If you want earnest ... well where is the fun in that.
The real surprise on the lp was the big sweeping ballads made the whole thing feel timeless and wrestled music back from across the water
She's Not Dead - Suede
A lot of people would probably point to the follow up Dog Man Star as their classic although I prefer the leanness of the debut
I think I also knew that this was probably the last time that I would be in tune with whatever the press decided was the "next big thing" without reacting well it is just a watered down version of ..... , which is ironic as Suede more than most paraded their influences in front of them.
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