Brett Anderson - Brett Anderson
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. A near-perfect debut. [#17, p.82]
  2. 80
    Gone is the Suede-lite of The Tears. Instead we get acoustic guitars, lush string arrangements and the previously cagey Anderson pouring his heart out. [Apr 2007, p.92]
  3. What makes Brett Anderson succeed as solo debut is that it truly presents Anderson on his own, willing to sound different, quieter than he did when in a band, willing to open his heart without regard for consequences.
  4. Neither tearaway maverick nor irrelevant abdicator, Brett Anderson sounds like a man out of time in a time out of joint. No bad thing, necessarily.
  5. Dubious lyrics notwithstanding, this is exactly the kind of album that a formerly drug-addled, ludicrously randy, city-dazzled English suburban boy ought to be making when he reaches the onset of middle age.
  6. There's a fair bit of self-indulgence here, but the former Suede leader has a way with these things, and the result is generally listenable.
  7. 11 tracks of the same old maudlin balladry.
  8. 40
    His lyrics don't always match his ambition. [Apr 2007, p.108]
  9. Shorn of his camp finery, not to mention his preferred subject matter - androgynous boys from suburbia kissing under nuclear skies - his voice, still an acquired taste, proves ill-suited to introspection.
  10. On his lonesome Anderson is oppressively unimaginative.
  11. This is hollow, pretentious and deeply dull music. [Apr 2007, p.116]

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