Album review: Suede - Bloodsports


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Suede Bloodsports

While most hailed Suede as the sordid saviours of British indie after they emerged in 1992, some just wrote them off as glam hams with a Bowie fixation. True, they’re back only weeks after ‘the guvnor’, but even the bitterest cynic would admit they’ve defined themselves rather well.

Bloodsports (Warner Music Group) is a great album, and a defiant reminder of their consistency. Unblemished by pointless excursions into stadium rock or pop, from the bombastic guitar crunch of opening songs like ‘Snowblind’, to the deeper melancholia of ‘Faultlines’, Brett Anderson’s band remain what they always were: a mainline fix of sleazy and ruinous London glamour. 

By Oliver Keens


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