Album sampler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5conz2AbJk
"I wanted to write about parenthood, but I didn’t want to write about it from a sentimental angle,“ he explains. "I didn’t want it to be this, ‘Oh look at me going to the zoo with my son’ kind of thing. It would be forced for me to ignore the huge changes that have happened in my life in the last three years. It would be ridiculous. To ignore that would be crazy of me. I wanted to sort of do it in a Suede way, and Suede don’t do happy-clappy or jolly very well. We sometimes do, but we get it wrong. I wanted to do it in a thoughtful, slightly neurotic way.
They don’t tell you about the terror before you become a parent. It’s explained to you that it will be challenging and life-changing and wonderful, all of these things, but they never say the fucking terror of being responsible for this vulnerable person. None of it is thoughts like that, and that is what the Night Thoughts are. Lots of the album is about mortality and that fear of death. Because I don’t give a shit about my death for my own sake. I give a shit about it for the people I’m not going to be there for. If I was a single person, I kind of wouldn’t give a shit about it. But now I have to look after myself. I’ve got other people that depend on me."
Who's ready for the grand return of goth-rock? To my ears this sounds genuinely as good as the debut and Coming Up, possibly even on a par with Dog Man Star. Only a shame they don't appear to be releasing b-sides this time round.
No leak. Pretty fucking impressive desu.
Favourite so far? No Tomorrow or I Don't Know How To Reach You for me, though the climax of Tightrope is probably my favourite moment on the whole album.
>mfw Brett Anderson said on Radio 6 the other day they want to take the experimental stuff further next and make something like Spirit Of Eden
gotta feel sorry for Blur, their reunion has been totally BTFO by comparison quality-wise
/mu/ is dominated by Americans and most of them never heard of Suede.
They should be talked about more considering their strong Bowie influence, they were logical continuation of his music.
"We wanted to make the kind of album you’re not supposed to make in 2015. The kind you listen to in order and all the way to the end. 'Night Thoughts' is about those moments when you wake at 4am with the walls of your life caving in."
I'm so so glad they chose artistic integrity over commerciality. Where many bands on their level have put down their guitars and turned to electronics to fit in with the current landscape, Suede have ADDED a guitarist in that their keyboardist Neil Codling now plays rhythm guitar instead of keyboard on a lot of their new stuff.
>that depressing album film trailer
>those relatable dark lyrics themes nobody's comfortable talking about (fear of losing your kids, etc.) but he's bringing to the forefront anyway
>that classic glammy emo/goth-precursor sound like their first album + the pomp and grandeur of the cinematic parts of Dog Man Star
This is gonna be good.
I don't know about 'continuation' but they're definitely one of the bands most directly influenced by him. Best description I heard is that Suede are kind of what Bowie would have sounded like if he'd never gone to Philly to start his soul period and had kept on mining the debauched chaos of Diamond Dogs
But even that description doesn't cover the gloomier elements of their music that really set the scene for 00s alternative music. They have a good handful of songs about Anderson's friends killing themselves or overdosing IRL. Plus all the leather and whatnot.
>that guitarwork in the intro
best moment in rock music in the 90s, fucking hell
Suede are the only and only GOAT britpop group
why is Bernard Butler not recognised as the greatest guitarist of that decade when he so clearly was?
I prefer the extended version on the reissue personally, more psychedelic
This theatrical side of them is what I'm hoping we'll hear more of on Night Thoughts, it made Dog Man Star what it is
probably 'cause some people received their CDs in the mail today, they've done pretty well stopping it leaking until now
Has the instrumental version of the full album supposedly included with the Japanese CD leaked too? I NEED to hear the guitar work in the coda at the end of I Don't Know How To Reach You, sounds as energetic as if they were still in their 20s, amazing
not same anon but it's better IMO. There may be no Animal Nitrate but I Don't Know How To Reach You, What I'm Trying To Tell You and Tightrope are top, top tier Suede songs better than a good two thirds of the debut. The album has an incredibly strong middle. If they continue down this route I won't be surprised if we get stuff on a par with Breakdown (possibly my favourite Suede song) in future.
Has any other band ever perfected the art of the b-side to such a degree? I genuinely think Suede are one of the GOAT British rock bands if you consider their b-sides as well as their albums.
>tfw the good Suede albums now outnumber the less well-received 5 to 2 now instead of the 3 to 2 when they first broke up
feels satisfying as fuck, man
Muse used to have great B-sides as well
This album was not that bad
The next one was medicore though
It's because nobody buys singles anymore.
Most bands still record B-sides; they just don't have a format to release them on anymore (until the inevitable "25th Anniversary Limited Edition" of the albums, anyway).