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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Ed Buller.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. May 23, 2016
    100
    The effect is classic Suede, with mature moments of recollection in tranquillity.
  2. 80
    Where similarly grandiose songwriters like Chris Martin and Bono flail at balancing the huge and intimate, the personal and mass appeal, Anderson strikes the perfect balance on Night Thoughts.
  3. Jan 21, 2016
    80
    Night Thoughts honors Suede’s longstanding place in Brit-rock history as theatrical brooders with a penchant for pop and post-punk, while also celebrating the five-piece’s growth by supplying listeners with another round of swirling dance ballads (the gloomy, arena-filling “Outsiders” and the twinkling “No Tomorrow”) and operatic, Dog Man Star-ry ruminations (“Tightrope”).
  4. Jan 27, 2016
    80
    Night Thoughts grabs hold immediately and only tightens its grip with each listen.
  5. 80
    As the rest of rock scurries to condense its charms into sync-friendly Shazamable nuggets, Britpop pioneers and eternal outsiders Suede slice gloriously against the grain once more with a grandiose semi-concept seventh album that demands to be consumed as a complete piece of art.
  6. Jan 22, 2016
    75
    Night Thoughts is a fine entry in their already strong discography.
  7. Feb 5, 2016
    50
    “When You Are Young,” “Pale Snow,” and “Learning to Be” sound transitional even at full length, struggling for traction and momentum. “I Don’t Know How to Reach You” is grand and gloriously dramatic, propulsive, and vaguely off in the best Suede tradition, guitarist Richard Oakes pinging in sad ecstasy in tandem with singer Brett Anderson’s preening, come-hither mope.

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    An epic and emotional return by Suede with an almost concept album which dealing with life, death, love, anguish and despair, themes weAn epic and emotional return by Suede with an almost concept album which dealing with life, death, love, anguish and despair, themes we usually see in Suede albums but now all of them are under the prism of a mature and more human Brett Anderson while he 's trying to chace the fears of real life, while he's trying to feel and keep everything he really loves in his hands before time or the moment will take them all away. Time probably changes everything but not the magic that Suede music always brings to us. It's really hard to hear albums like ''Night Thoughts'' these days. A masterpiece. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2018
    10
    Likely, their best album. From their most passionate anthem in ages, "Outsiders", to the deep beauty of themes like "Tightrope" or "The furLikely, their best album. From their most passionate anthem in ages, "Outsiders", to the deep beauty of themes like "Tightrope" or "The fur and the feathers", along with their most perfect song in the last 20 years: "I don't know how to reach you", "Night Thoughts" takes you into an emotional journey of fears, dangers and solitude. Full of successful tunes, lavish intrumentation and touching lyrics, with Brett sounding better than ever. Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2016
    10
    ''Night Thoughts'' is an astonishing album, a new masterpiece by Suede. With their new album Suede are moving forward without losing any magic''Night Thoughts'' is an astonishing album, a new masterpiece by Suede. With their new album Suede are moving forward without losing any magic of their early work and open a new challenging era for them, as artists, and their fans.Everything we used to love about this band is here. The drama, the melancholic feeling, the dark and the light, the glam, the ambition, the storming tunes, Brett's amazing voice and poetry. ''Night Thoughts'' gave me goosebumps with the first listen, In love. Expand
  4. Jan 27, 2016
    10
    Suede have put out an incredibly beautiful album with cinematic atmosphere, great sound and deep insight. A truly lovely piece of music. HaveSuede have put out an incredibly beautiful album with cinematic atmosphere, great sound and deep insight. A truly lovely piece of music. Have been listening to it for five days on repeat. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2016
    10
    An album full of beauty, emotion, glamrock synths and strings, unreal melodies, and classic guitar hooks. No we are not talking about Dog ManAn album full of beauty, emotion, glamrock synths and strings, unreal melodies, and classic guitar hooks. No we are not talking about Dog Man Star but for their new album, Night Thoughts. More than 20 years from their debut, Suede still sound fresh and challenging opening a great new era in their already amazing discography. Essential for music lovers. Expand
  6. Jan 22, 2016
    10
    A really great album from start to finish,up with their best work. Ambitious, melodic, dark and emotional, its already a strong contender forA really great album from start to finish,up with their best work. Ambitious, melodic, dark and emotional, its already a strong contender for album of the year. Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2016
    7
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