Suede - Night Thoughts

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Night Thoughts is the seventh studio album by English alternative rock band Suede, released in January 2016 via Suede Ltd / Warner Music.

Suede formed in London in 1989 originally consisting of singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Bernard Butler, bass player Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert. Original guitarist and chief songwriter, Bernard Butler left the band in 1994 and was replaced by Richard Oakes on guitar and Neil Codling on keyboards. Having split up in 2003, the Coming Up / Head Music line-up of the band reformed in 2010

Night Thoughts is a quintessentially Suede title: specific yet vague, a notion that seems either romantic or sad depending on perspective. Twenty years, a decade of which was spent in a split, certainly has shifted Suede's perspective, particularly that of leader Brett Anderson. In his younger years, Anderson couldn't resist the tragic but as he settles into middle age, his work bears an unmistakable undercurrent of gratitude: no longer racing against a nuclear sunset, he's meditating upon the elongated stillness of night.

It's a shift of attitude, a maturation mirrored by Suede consolidating their strengths. Leaving behind frivolous trash - it is, after all, a sound that suits the young - Suede embrace their inherent glamorous grandeur, playing miniatures as if they were epics while reining in excess. In a sense, Night Thoughts dwarfs its predecessor Dog Man Star in both sound and sensibility. If Dog Man Star threatened to topple upon its own ambition - part of its charm is how it meandered into endless darkness - that makes the precision of Night Thoughts all the more impressive; it is the work of a band whose members know precisely how to execute their ideas. Here, the longest epic crests just over six minutes ("I Don't Know How to Reach You"), and the 12 songs seem interlocked, if not precisely conceptually then certainly thematically, with each element elegantly playing off the last.

Sometimes, there are echoes of their past but this is knowing; "Like Kids" cascades, pulsating with passion but with an eye toward the past. Despite this glance over the shoulder, there's a sense that Suede are happy not only to be through all the turmoil but to bear the scars of well-fought battles. With that past behind them, Suede can still dwell on big issues of love and mortality, but now that the past is in perspective, it all means a little bit more and what lies ahead is a little more precious, and that wide view makes Night Thoughts all the more moving.

Check out the singles: Outsiders; Like Kids; No Tomorrow; What I'm Trying To Tell You and I Don’t Know How To Reach You.

This double LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, with digital download is pressed in Europe.

(0825646032730)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

WhenYou Are Young

4:18

A2

Outsiders

3:53

A3

No Tomorrow

3:51

B1

Pale Snow

2:42

B2

I Don’t Know How To Reach You

6:12

B3

What I’m Trying To Tell You

4:11

C1

Tightrope

3:51

C2

Learning To Be

3:21

C3

Like Kids

3:36

D1

I Can’t Give Her What She Wants

4:45

D2

When You Were Young

2:19

D3

The Fur And The Feathers

4:40

SKU 0825646032730
Record Label Warner Music UK
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0825646032730
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 22 January 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 22 January 2016
Barcode # 0825646032730
Shipping Weight 0.6100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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