• Record Label: BMG
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2022
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 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. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    Autofiction manages to be both raw and cinematic, dangerous and beautiful. Put more simply, it’s an excellent rock album.
  3. Sep 19, 2022
    80
    There’s barely a misstep in Autofiction’s 45-minute running time. A late-career triumph.
  4. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    It’s a fresh, raw and intentionally scruffy album.
  5. 80
    Suede’s ninth album is a back-to-basics ‘punk’ affair utilising their raw alt.rock thrust to deliver some equally unvarnished personal truths.
  6. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    Though the days of the jangly, innocuous Britpop they were so integral to establishing are gone, Suede haven’t lost their roots – they’ve just re-established them for a new era.
  7. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    A band who, three decades into their career, still sounds as fresh and exciting as they did when they first began.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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]
  11. Uncut
    Sep 14, 2022
    80
    Infectious, silly and even a little dangerous again. Through it all — even on the two quieter tracks, which stick outa little awkwardly among the Killing Joke fuzz — Brett Anderson is the consummate guide, vocally at his peak. [Oct 2022, p.34]
  12. Sep 14, 2022
    80
    Suede maintain their magnitude through emotional craft - single ‘15 Again’ is the perfect microcosm of ‘Autofiction’’s ups and downs, its euphoric chorus built around painstaking regret. In essence, ‘Autofiction’ finds Suede still fiercely in motion.
  13. 80
    This is a Suede record, so there are moments of aching majesty – see the tormented ‘It’s Always The Quiet Ones’, ‘Turn Off Your Brain And Yell’ and the hopelessly devoted ‘What Am I Without You’ (which sees Anderson giving himself to his fans) – but, all in all, ‘Autofiction’ finds the indie greats getting back in the garage to make a racket.
  14. 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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 Full Review »
  3. 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.