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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for Britpop/alternative rock band Suede (aka The London Suede in the US) is said to be their "punk record."
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. Sep 21, 2022
    82
    This album is not served to us on a platter as a radio-ready hit record, and it is not made ‘for us’, but it gives us something better — the feeling of being a part of this music and not a mere recipient.
  2. Mojo
    Sep 14, 2022
    80
    Anderson's lyrics have rarely sounded more transparent. ... Autofiction builds its own emotional momentum as Suede, once again, write new chapters of their story. [Oct 2022, p.88]
  3. Sep 14, 2022
    80
    An album that taps into Suede’s galvanic guitar-rock drama without falling prey to that dread declaration of stagnation, the back-to-basics album. Perhaps deceptively, Suede’s approach here is forward-thinking.
  4. Sep 15, 2022
    80
    The piano-led “Drive Myself Home” at the album’s midpoint is perhaps the most obvious Suede sounding song on the record for those familiar with the band’s extensive back catalogue. But it’s towards the tail end of Autofiction when the record gathers momentum once more, particularly on “It’s Always the Quiet Ones”—which is reminiscent of Night Time-era Killing Joke—and closing couplet “What Am I Without You?” and “Turn Off Your Brain and Yell.”
  5. Sep 15, 2022
    80
    The album has everything you expect from Suede: Brett Anderson’s astonishing voice, those pulsing baselines, the violins, the rangy impossible guitars, and the powerful drums. But it’s also a more mainstream record than they have made in years. Without losing what is wonderfully difficult about their music, they are bringing us what they are best at and offering something for people new to the band.
  6. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    Autofiction manages to be both raw and cinematic, dangerous and beautiful. Put more simply, it’s an excellent rock album.
  7. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    There’s barely a misstep in Autofiction’s 45-minute running time. A late-career triumph.

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  1. Sep 21, 2022
    10
    Although I am not their fan since they debuted, but I love them since 2011, and here in their 9th album I found another dimension of Suede. IAlthough I am not their fan since they debuted, but I love them since 2011, and here in their 9th album I found another dimension of Suede. I feel every song in this album is so unique, have their own specific character to be said. The playlist also gives us a fantastic journey, up and down, from longing, dark love, fun, romantic, excitement, sadness, ambiguity, freedom, facts, acceptance, and revealing acts.. all eleven songs has their own meaning and it's just fantastic.. I love Suede and I'll love them more with this album.. there is no skip song in this one.. well done Expand
  2. Sep 19, 2022
    10
    Nobody like Brett Anderson. His voice so melancholic and charming. Autofiction is one the best albums of the year. Especially It's 'Always theNobody like Brett Anderson. His voice so melancholic and charming. Autofiction is one the best albums of the year. Especially It's 'Always the Quiet Ones' is the song of the year. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2022
    10
    Wild, fresh and dark… Suede sounds dangerous and sexy again. What an album! So many triumphs. Although this is a bangers album, there is soWild, fresh and dark… Suede sounds dangerous and sexy again. What an album! So many triumphs. Although this is a bangers album, there is so much sonic texture to explore, the ambient What Am I Without You, for example! This LP is going to be a sleeper hit for the band. One of the top 5 releases of the year. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2022
    10
    Enérgico y lírico, un triunfo de Suede... la mejor banda británica de los últimos 30 años
  5. Sep 16, 2022
    10
    To put it simply, a triumph and their most exciting record ever. Highlights? All of them, but "It's always the quiet ones" is astonishing.
  6. Sep 17, 2022
    10
    What a blast! After 8 albums, more than 30 years, Suede renew themselves once again with a masterpiece, probably only second to Dog Man Star.What a blast! After 8 albums, more than 30 years, Suede renew themselves once again with a masterpiece, probably only second to Dog Man Star. They love music, there are so many influences, and love making music. Richard Oakes is a very talented Artist, Simon Gilbert is Suede raw heartbeat, Matt Osman has magic bass lines in his fingers, Neil Codling is a bliss and Brett has that something that makes him more than the others. XXX Expand
  7. Sep 18, 2022
    6
    In Suede's better years these songs wouldn't make b-sides. Listen to the Sci-Fi Lullabies for the hundredth time instead.