Dog Man Star

Suede - Dog Man Star
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1994 Ratings: #78 / 372
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
1994 Ratings: #15
October 10, 1994 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Dog Man Star may not have been an album with grandiose moral statements, nor did it resurrect and modernize The Beatles sound. It wonderfully captures the human emotion, however; because of that, twelve years later, it is still a remarkable listen.

90
AllMusic

Lacking any rocker on the level of "The Drowners" or "Metal Mickey" -- only the crunching "This Hollywood Life" comes close -- Dog Man Star is a self-indulgent and pretentious album of dark, string-drenched epics.

90
NME
A startling record: an album surrounded by the white heat of something close to genius.
MasterCrackfox
81
While Oasis and Blur were battling back and forth for pop dominance, Suede were artfully delivering a whole different tone of pop music. They were a Bowie-lovers revelation, and Dog Man Star continued that celebration of glamour and art in the form of pop music. Much like the debut record, Dog Man Star is a glistening record, but the tone is far less about an in-your-face flamboyancy and rather an album built out of introspection and focus.

It’s hard to say that Suede were a reaction to ... read more
DalekTurret32
98
Following on from their debut album, Suede go into dark, dystopian themes with some influences of 1970s art rock in the album's sound. They also cover of a good range of topics such as drug addiction in The Wild Ones, consumption of pills in The Hollywood Life, the dirty side of Hollywood in The 2 Of Us and even have a 9-minute long musical masterpiece called The Asphalt World, which focuses on a sweet waker. I don’t like it as much as their self-titled debut, but I still thought it was ... read more
kaiofelipe
97
Suede's masterpiece. Epic and tragic at the same time, this album was recorded under quite turbulent circumstances. Guitarist Bernard Butler entered into creative conflict with the rest of the band, particularly with lead singer Brett Anderson, and left the band during the recording.
"Dog Man Star" has a gloomy and decadent atmosphere that sharply contrasts with the britpop Zeitgeist. Not coincidentally, it sold less than the first Suede album, but critics recognized it as an instant ... read more
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
Ian_Kal
100
This........ this is amazing, if you love britpop this is for you, also that guy has a nice ass, no homo though
98- ok this is an 100 that last song made me cry
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Track List

  1. Introducing the Band
  2. We Are the Pigs
  3. Heroine
  4. The Wild Ones
  5. Daddy's Speeding
  6. The Power
  7. New Generation
  8. This Hollywood Life
  9. The 2 of Us
  10. Black or Blue
  11. The Asphalt World
  12. Still Life
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