Suede - Autofiction
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2022 Ratings: #125 / 618
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Based on 134 ratings
2022 Ratings: #161
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Spectrum Culture

Autofiction is the third brilliant album the band have released since getting back together, yet it’s an entirely different beast to the majestic wonders of Night Thoughts and The Blue Hour.

90
God Is in the TV

To anyone who might suggest that in 2022, Suede are no longer relevant, my answer to this is to take a listen to this album.

82
Beats Per Minute

Autofiction is a modern album in many ways, such as the DIY approach to recording when studio quality is available even on laptops, the preference of rawness of emotion to production value, and so on.

80
Classic Rock
Suede plug in and play on Autofiction but still sound enormous with oodles of alt-rock thrust.
80
Sputnikmusic

Taken as a whole, Autofiction stands as a rather diverse collection of songs, united by the consistent feeling of effortless competence, alongside a well-developed sense of tone.

80
The Observer
A renewed sense of urgency – and enjoyment – pulses through this punchy, passionate comeback.
80
The Telegraph
It’s a fresh, raw and intentionally scruffy album.
80
musicOMH
At their most urgent, stomping, raucous best, three decades into their career they sound as fresh and exciting as they did at its start.
80
Gigwise
Contently changing, constantly evolving and refusing to commit to one sound, Suede sound totally rejuvenated, opening a fresh chapter in the ever-evolving story of the band.
80
Mojo

Anderson's lyrics have rarely sounded more transparent. ... Autofiction builds its own emotional momentum as Suede, once again, write new chapters of their story.

80
Clash
‘Autofiction’ is simultaneously forward-looking and nostalgic. It pays homage to the callow naivety of the young band they once were in its thrashing form and gritty sentiment, but with the sonic maturation and profound lyricism of a group who has paid their dues.
80
Under The Radar

Already described in interviews by vocalist and songwriter-in-chief Brett Anderson as the band’s punk record, Autofiction represents a vast departure musically from Suede’s last record, 2018’s The Blue Hour. Yet at the same time, it easily identifies as a Suede album.

80
NME

Brett Anderson and co. feel like a new band – they did recently gig under the moniker 'Crushed Kid', after all – on their anger-injected ninth album.

80
DIY
‘Autofiction’ finds Suede still fiercely in motion.
80
Record Collector
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.
80
Uncut
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.
70
The Irish Times
A forward-thinking album from Britpop stalwarts.
60
The Arts Desk
Wistful post-punk thuggery from Britpop's comeback kings.
AllChup
80

London's britpop icons are on the move and in good shape, I think the band is moving away from tradition and sounds tougher more post-punk, opening themselves up to a newer sound.

Louis13
84

Suede's self-described "nasty, brutish and short" fourth comeback album drops the moody melodrama of 'The Blue Hour' and instead gives us straight-forward rockers (closer to post-punk than their Britpop roots). It's as accessible as their debut though; everything to love is immediately apparent. While great, I prefer the last two albums for their dialled-up glam and tension. Also, I like the final track but the stunning 'What Am I Without You?' feels like a natural closer.

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Doofy
84

Remarkably Suede return with a punk and post-punk informed set of gutsy songs that tone down the flamboyance but up the intensity - addictive dark guitar tones abound.

Their best album - it’s the most consistent and boasts a sound that perfectly complements Anderson’s vocal talents. Impressive.

CYM
69

Por fin un disco donde Suede recupera la fuerza de antaño. Sin llegar a sus primeros trabajos, al menos en este se esfuerzan con ritmos más fieros y guitarreros y muchas menos canciones blandas y aburridas, exceptuando el caso de Drive Myself Home. En resumen, buen regreso.
Mejores temas: She Still Leads Me On, The Only Way I Can Love You y That Boy on the Stage.

David_CasillasZ
88

Los Suede sensuales y oscuros que tanto se extrañaban

Suede es uno de esos grupos surgidos en los noventa que se han mantenido vigentes con el paso de los años, haciendo algunas pausas y reuniones que les sirven como descanso y momentos de renovación artística. En esta ocasión, el grupo liderado por Brett Anderson, hace su retorno con su primer álbum post-pandemia, y el noveno en su cronología oficial, luego de experimentar con su sonido toda la ... read more

channelorange
62

fav: she still leads me on / the only way i can love you

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Added on: May 23, 2022