• Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2002
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22

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  1. JimC.
    Oct 16, 2002
    5
    Suede seriously need a new direction.
  2. SoniaP
    Jun 21, 2005
    10
    Fantastic album.... Suede rules. This is a very different suede album with great tunes. Although all the bad criticism, this album is brilliant,
  3. FrantiekS
    Nov 28, 2002
    8
    Suede are back. This record is a healthdrog. Good melodies + Brett´s still sexy voice (fewer cigarettes!) = a nice one. BUT, no progress, I have impression, that I heard everything somewhere..... before - on
  4. Modernboy
    Nov 6, 2002
    3
    Suede should stop, Brett`s voice is gone. obvious.
  5. CraigC.
    Oct 23, 2002
    7
    if you like suede, you'll like this record. the only disappointment is that they aren't breaking any boundaries. these guys have to learn not to use the same formula over and over.
  6. JayS.
    Oct 16, 2002
    9
    Give it a few spins before it sets in. "Lonely Girls" has a beautiful set of lyrics. "Lost in TV" is the best sing-along song of the year, and the rest of the album is terribly catchy. Makes up for Head Music, even though that album was better than most of the trash that came out that year anyway. Play in the US, damnit!
  7. MollyH
    Feb 23, 2003
    2
    It's so sad to hear a once fine band become so boring.
  8. StevenS
    Nov 17, 2002
    3
    Very mediocre record. Suede are finished.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 60
    For the most part, Anderson's cockernee affectations have gone, as have his references to drugs, gasoline and tube-bound alienation. Instead, we have the sci-fi romance of "Astro Girls" and the rabble-rousing rock of "Street Life." [Nov 2002, p.126]
  2. 60
    Half existential joy'n'emptiness, half just empty. [Oct 2002, p.96]
  3. It's difficult to overcome consistently lame, often meaningless lyrics-- especially with Suede's classic rock focus on singer and melody-- but they cope.