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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30

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  1. sk
    Mar 30, 2007
    8
    a beautiful , sensitive and honest record.love is still alive.
  2. GustavM
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    The best album of the year!
  3. benfolds
    Apr 5, 2007
    8
    Sure it's not stunning like any Suede album that releases previously in 90s, but it's not a shit record too. If you love romantic music, this is your music.
  4. IgorC
    Apr 6, 2007
    9
    too many beautiful songs on this record to be missed...i recommend...
  5. evas
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    fantastic album with warm & candid character. feel the words and melt upon it... love it!
  6. panchilliot
    Apr 10, 2007
    10
    I realy dont understand the "deeply dull music" of some alchoholic critics.
  7. GustavM
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    The best album of the year!
  8. DejanSt
    Apr 8, 2008
    8
    Pretty cute album, with some amazing moments as Winter or Love Is Dead.
  9. LawrenceM
    Mar 30, 2007
    8
    I really don;t understand the negative press this album has generated. If you've followed Brett's career trajectory this far, I think you should have a pretty good idea what to expect. So, no, it's not "Coming Up" vol II, but did anyone really expect it to be? This is an introspective album made by a man nearing middle-age. The melodies are strong, the instrumentation and I really don;t understand the negative press this album has generated. If you've followed Brett's career trajectory this far, I think you should have a pretty good idea what to expect. So, no, it's not "Coming Up" vol II, but did anyone really expect it to be? This is an introspective album made by a man nearing middle-age. The melodies are strong, the instrumentation and producton are hugely sympatheic and Brett's voice gets better with age. Like the much underrated "Here Come The Tears" I think this will be an album that the faithful few will hold dar to their heats, and the general public will never really get. For me, it's a classic. Expand
  10. JJSmith
    May 27, 2007
    8
    Every album Anderson has put out has at the very least shown glimpses of genius. Even A New Morning had Obsessions and The Tears album had three or four tracks that were lightyears ahead in class of you standard indie fare. This album is no different, his vocals are as strong as they have been since Head Music and lyrically there are signs he can still write with the talent of the Dog Man Every album Anderson has put out has at the very least shown glimpses of genius. Even A New Morning had Obsessions and The Tears album had three or four tracks that were lightyears ahead in class of you standard indie fare. This album is no different, his vocals are as strong as they have been since Head Music and lyrically there are signs he can still write with the talent of the Dog Man Star which for me was the best album of the 90's. In some ways he's been his own worst enemy by being so prolific in Suedes early years because if this was a new artist the reviews would almost cerainly be universally excellent but Anderson is an easy target because at times he can tread ground so familiar it verges on self-parody. Yes he still drops the odd clunker in his lines and a couple tracks are weak but when he gets it right he can be untouchable. The Infinite Kiss is a perfect pop record, melodically excellent and brilliantly delivered while Song For My Father is poignantly beautiful and Scvorpio Rising powefully evocative. It's not as good as the first two Suede albums but if that's the benchmark that everything is set against then 99% of music out there fails miserably. All in all a very good solo debut and signs of the genius of old. Expand
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. Mojo
    40
    His lyrics don't always match his ambition. [Apr 2007, p.108]
  2. 11 tracks of the same old maudlin balladry.
  3. 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.