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  • Summary: The Tears' debut album reunites Suede's Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler for the first time in over a decade.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Here Come the Tears is what Coming Up would have been if Butler had stuck around: it's cinematic and bright, lush and passionate, halfway between the incessantly catchy pop that wound up on Coming Up and the sighing romanticism and larger-than-life sweep of Dog Man Star.
  2. 84
    The duo has not lost their touch for writing memorable tunes. [#16, p.92]
  3. It is everything one would have expected Suede to become after over a decade. [#10, p.114]
  4. This isn't that far from the records Suede made without their errant guitarist. However, Anderson's familiar Bowie affectations sound all the more affecting with Butler chiming away.
  5. There's nothing as great as "New Generation", "She's Not Dead", or "The 2 of Us" but there doesn't have to be, either, because the Tears have enough natural dynamism of their own to stand alone.
  6. 70
    They have clearly been rejuvenated by this beguiling collaboration, producing their best work for years. [Jul 2005, p.110]
  7. Butler's attempts at the old guitar dramatics are hopelessly overwrought. [Jul 2005, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 9 out of 48
  1. Taco
    Feb 19, 2007
  2. Mandy-MayJ
    Jun 21, 2005
  3. FrantisekS
    Jun 17, 2005
    This is the album with the vision... In this boring age with all the one-time-use xerox-bands, A+B offer something a little bit more sophisticated... Homer Simpson would say: "Well, it's like a donut. The fluffy dough of the Wall of Sound contains the marmalade of the pure rock." Expand
  4. fredb
    Jul 20, 2005
    Amazing album. They are back in good form.
  5. NCHaze
    Jun 20, 2005
    Better than the last 3 Suede albums, this much is for certain. 'Apollo 13' and 'Fallen Idol' rank among the pairs best work. Be sure to hunt down instant-classic b-sides like 'Break Away', as well. Expand
  6. PatN
    Jun 16, 2005
    This is a very enjoyable album, closer to Head Music than to Dog Man Star. It grows on you with every listen. I don't understand the hesitant 3 star ratings in MOJO, Uncut or Q - it's one of the best records of the year - so far Expand
  7. CosmoPrelog
    Jun 16, 2005
    What do you want me to say? This is good??

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