10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Suede’s comeback album is no amble through the motions. This is a comeback illuminated by the glorious sound of a great British songwriter reinvigorated. Indeed, Bloodsports’s opening salvo—“Barriers”, “Snowblind” and “It Starts and Ends With You”—sit comfortably amongst those shimmering 90s greatest hits. But wisely, Brett Anderson leaves his signature world—illicit liaisons, bad drugs and glitter—to the kids and recasts himself as gritty cautionary tale. “Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away” is the highlight: circulating in a delicate, hazy mist and kickstarting an atmospheric second half rich with satisfying introspection.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Suede’s comeback album is no amble through the motions. This is a comeback illuminated by the glorious sound of a great British songwriter reinvigorated. Indeed, Bloodsports’s opening salvo—“Barriers”, “Snowblind” and “It Starts and Ends With You”—sit comfortably amongst those shimmering 90s greatest hits. But wisely, Brett Anderson leaves his signature world—illicit liaisons, bad drugs and glitter—to the kids and recasts himself as gritty cautionary tale. “Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away” is the highlight: circulating in a delicate, hazy mist and kickstarting an atmospheric second half rich with satisfying introspection.

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