Suede (English rock band)

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The band name, suede, all song names and opus names have been consistently printed in lower case (before the release of Bloodsports)

In the USA, many of suede’s records were released under the “the london suede” artist name, due to a trademark‐related lawsuit.

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Suede (known in the United States as The London Suede) are an English rock band formed in London in 1989. The band is composed of singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes, bass player Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Neil Codling.

In 1992, Suede were dubbed "The Best New Band in Britain" by Melody Maker, and attracted much attention from the British music press. The following year their debut album Suede went to the top of the UK Albums Chart, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in almost ten years. It won the Mercury Music Prize and helped foster 'Britpop' as a musical movement, though the band distanced themselves from the term. The recording sessions for their second album, Dog Man Star, were fraught with difficulty and ended with original guitarist Bernard Butler departing after confrontations with the other members. The album was completed without Butler, and the band toured the record with replacement Richard Oakes. Although a commercial disappointment at the time, the album was met with a generally enthusiastic reception on release and has over time been lauded as one of rock music's great albums. In 1994, Suede would become a component of the Britpop "big four", along with Oasis, Blur and Pulp.

In 1996, following the recruitment of keyboard player Neil Codling, Suede went on to greater commercial success with Coming Up. The album reached number one in the UK, producing five top ten singles and becoming Suede's biggest-selling album worldwide. Despite problems within the band, Suede's fourth album, Head Music (1999), was a British chart-topper. The album was promoted heavily with the band receiving considerable press coverage on its release, however the response from fans and critics was less enthusiastic than for previous records. Codling left the band in 2001, citing chronic fatigue syndrome and was replaced by Alex Lee. The band's fifth album, A New Morning (2002), the first following the collapse of Nude Records, was a commercial disappointment, and the band disbanded the following year. After much speculation Suede reformed in 2010 for a series of concerts. Three years on from their reunion gigs, Suede released their sixth album, Bloodsports. It was well received by critics and returned the band to the top ten in the UK. Their seventh album, Night Thoughts, followed in 2016 and became an even bigger critical and commercial success than its predecessor. Their eighth studio album, The Blue Hour, was released in September 2018. It became the group's first top five record since Head Music.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1993SuedeSuede4.311
1994Dog Man StarSuede4.8510
1994Dog Man Star (Remastered) (Deluxe Edition)Suede1
1994Dog Man Star (Remastered) (Deluxe Edition)Suede1
1996Coming UpSuede4.8511
1999Head MusicSuede3.0515
2002A New MorningSuede3.511
2011Dog Man Star (Remastered) (Deluxe Edition)Suede1
2013BloodsportsSuede4.6510
2016Night ThoughtsSuede510
2018Suede (25th Anniversary Edition)Suede1
2018The Blue HourSuede43

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997Sci‐fi LullabiesSuede4.755
2003SinglesSuede3
2010The Best ofSuede43
2013Suede (Suede / Dog Man Star / Coming Up / Head Music / A New Morning / Bloodsports / Sci‐Fi Lullabies)Suede52
2014CD SinglesSuede1
2020Beautiful Ones: The Best of Suede 1992-2018Suede1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014Royal Albert Hall. 24 March 2010Suede31
2015Dog Man Star. 20th Anniversary Live. Royal Albert Hall.Suede31

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992The DrownersSuede55
1992Metal MickeySuede3
1993Animal NitrateSuede5
1993So YoungSuede5
1994Stay TogetherSuede56
1994We Are the PigsSuede3
1994The Wild OnesSuede3
1995New GenerationSuede3
1996TrashSuede3
1996Beautiful OnesSuede4
1996Saturday NightSuede36
1997LazySuede3
1997FilmstarSuede4
1999ElectricitySuede7
1999She’s in FashionSuede4
1999Can’t Get EnoughSuede4
1999Everything Will FlowSuede6
2002PositivitySuede4
2002ObsessionsSuede2
2003AttitudeSuede3
2013It Starts and Ends With YouSuede51
2013Barriers / Animal NitrateSuede1
2013Hit MeSuede51
2013For the Strangers / Hit MeSuede1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1999Let GoSuede1
2003Instant SunshineSuede21

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