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Old 03-02-2013, 20:43
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just noticed that they've got a new album coming out in March.

Not overwhelmed by Barriers yet though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daQb_AKo7rs

but I do quite like For The Strangers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNrwMI4d_WA
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:36
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guess the DS review was right - who cares about a new Suede album these days?

Anyway, new album is streaming on The Guardian's website for anyone who may be interested.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013...de-bloodsports

Gotta say, I rather like it, a mix of Coming Up and their debut.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:25
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I care! But I just can't be bothered to listen to it yet. I guess I'm not convinced I'll like it. I did see them on their tour a year or two ago playing Dog Man Star and that was brilliant though.
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Old 11-03-2013, 16:51
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I've had this on pre-order for a while and am quite looking forward to it. I've go no interest in listening to a stream of the album through crappy laptop speakers.
If its like the Bowie album it'll turn up on Friday, and Friday night will involve a cd on repeat and a few glasses of wine.
Rock n' Roll or what?
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Old 11-03-2013, 17:05
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Ok I cracked and listened to it. I need to listen a few more times, but first impression... I wasn't really feeling it for the first four songs, but from For The Strangers onwards, I actually really loved it.

Gonna listen again now! Certainly better than that crap on Head Music and A New Morning in my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2013, 18:06
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Hit Me is classic-Suede-by-numbers but I absolutely adore it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:42
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I've had this on pre-order for a while and am quite looking forward to it. I've go no interest in listening to a stream of the album through crappy laptop speakers.
If its like the Bowie album it'll turn up on Friday, and Friday night will involve a cd on repeat and a few glasses of wine.
Rock n' Roll or what?
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Old 11-03-2013, 21:31
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Certainly better than that crap on Head Music and A New Morning in my opinion.
I liked Head music much more than Dog Man Star, which I couldn't get into at all. Electricity is one of their best tracks as far as I'm concerned. Savoire Faire, Can't Get Enough, Everything Will Flow, She's In Fashion - all great tracks, but there were one or two duds, just the same as on every other album.
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Old 12-03-2013, 18:13
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I liked Head music much more than Dog Man Star, which I couldn't get into at all. Electricity is one of their best tracks as far as I'm concerned. Savoire Faire, Can't Get Enough, Everything Will Flow, She's In Fashion - all great tracks, but there were one or two duds, just the same as on every other album.
Dog Man Star is 'officially' their best album but it's one of my least favourites tbh, I found it too bloated and overblown and sacrilegious as it is to say, much prefer the no-nonsense immediacy of Coming Up. And as you pointed out, Head Music had some fantastic tracks on it - Everything Will Flow happens to be one of my all time favourite Suede tracks.
Best Suede album without a doubt though is Sci-fi Lullabies...IMO.
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Old 13-03-2013, 17:43
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I've listened to the Bloodsports stream loads of times now. What Are You Not Telling Me and Sometimes I Feel I'll Float Away are not just two of my favourite songs on the album but two of my favourite Suede songs of all time, definitely up there with She's Not Dead, Pantomime Horse, Sleeping Pills and Daddy's Speeding.

I love Snowblind, Barriers and Hit Me.

Load of people seem to love For The Strangers and Faultlines but they're the two songs which aren't interesting me so much but that's the good thing about music, we all have different tastes.
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Old 13-03-2013, 21:52
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I've been listening to the stream on and off for the past couple of days. Yeah, it's nothing new, but I think it's a genuinely good album. There isn't a song on there I don't at least like now, and there's a few really great ones too.
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Old 13-03-2013, 22:46
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just played this through twice in the car, really like it. favourite songs would probably be snowblind and sometimes i feel i'll float away. Suede are a great band!
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Old 15-03-2013, 18:29
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The more I listen to this album the more I love it.

Tracks which didn't grab me the first couple of times I now love. My favourites are still Float Away and What Are You Not Telling Me, I've been playing these to death. I'll be sick of the album by Monday.

Hit Me is shaping up to be my third favourite track, Suede are definitely back on form!
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Old 15-03-2013, 18:30
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Oh, and Snowblind. Love that song.
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Old 15-03-2013, 20:03
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The more I listen to this album the more I love it.

Tracks which didn't grab me the first couple of times I now love. My favourites are still Float Away and What Are You Not Telling Me, I've been playing these to death. I'll be sick of the album by Monday.
This is me. I can't stop listening to it, I honestly didn't expect to love it so much. Or at all.

I can't even pick a favourite song. There's nothing on there that I'd consider filler. Although I think Always, followed by Faultlines is the bit I've replayed the most so far.

I'm gonna try and get to one of the gigs coming up now as well, cos I actually want to hear this stuff live.
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Old 16-03-2013, 19:27
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I didn't expect much after A New Morning, but this is a great album.
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Old 16-03-2013, 19:34
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My copy turned up this morning.
Its no Dogman Star or Suede, but its better than Coming Up.
the first half dozen songs are really strong and then it kind of putters out a little.
Good solid album though.
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:39
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Did anyone find Bloodsports in the shops today? I've been to Tesco and Asda and neither have it so as I have tomorrow off work I'll have to drive 25 miles to my local HMV.

How are they supposed to sell any copies if the big supermarkets aren't stocking it? I refuse to download tracks, I love Suede and want the physical copy not a file on a laptop.
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:44
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Did anyone find Bloodsports in the shops today? I've been to Tesco and Asda and neither have it so as I have tomorrow off work I'll have to drive 25 miles to my local HMV.

How are they supposed to sell any copies if the big supermarkets aren't stocking it? I refuse to download tracks, I love Suede and want the physical copy not a file on a laptop.
wasn't sure when it came out but I've been looking for it for the past week and not seen any on the shelves. The only new release I've seen is Hurts Exile.
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Old 18-03-2013, 14:45
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It was out today.
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:05
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I completely love Bloodsports. Have had the Guardian stream on heavy rotation until I could buy it today. It just beats Coming Up for my favourite Oakes-era Suede album. I read a review somewhere that said it manages to sound classic and vital at the same time, which pretty much hits the nail on the head. Can't wait for the Ally Pally gig!
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:36
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Did anyone find Bloodsports in the shops today? I've been to Tesco and Asda and neither have it so as I have tomorrow off work I'll have to drive 25 miles to my local HMV.

How are they supposed to sell any copies if the big supermarkets aren't stocking it? I refuse to download tracks, I love Suede and want the physical copy not a file on a laptop.
You better get with the times grandad.
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:39
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No chance! I'm not paying money for MP3 files.
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Old 19-03-2013, 15:19
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Did anyone find Bloodsports in the shops today? I've been to Tesco and Asda and neither have it so as I have tomorrow off work I'll have to drive 25 miles to my local HMV.
Pinched from the Suede mailout I received this morning:

"If you bought it thank you, if you've yet to, you know what to do... You will be able to find it on HMV (what's left of it, anyway) and in ASDA as well as all those great indie stores up and down the country."
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Old 19-03-2013, 15:21
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It definitely wasn't in my local Asda yesterday. I bought it for 9.99 in HMV today, I very nearly didn't see it as I went straight up to the chart section expecting it to be there but it was in a little rack near the door with a few other new releases.
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