Review : BRETT ANDERSON - Brett Anderson
Uncut“The telephone rings but no-one ever thinks to speak to me,” laments Brett Anderson on “Love Is Dead”. How times change. In their early ‘90s pomp, Suede exhibited a desire for detachment which made The Man Who Fell To Earth look gregarious. Cold, clinical and - for two albums - dazzling, their dystopian glam-rock cast Anderson as a Byronic outsider prowling towerblocks for inspiration. A decade on, he’s finally dropped his guard.
IndieLondonFORMER Suede frontman Brett Anderson described his eponymous debut solo album as something he’s very proud of. It’s also a very personal record.
“In the past I’ve hidden behind characterization and vignettes,” he explains. “But I’ve not done that here. Essentially, I have taken a knife to myself and am showing the world my insides.
GuardianWhat does a roué do when he is facing 40 and the old pick-me-ups of drugs and decadence aren't quite the ticket any more? He takes stock in the form of a solo album - his first - where he can brood to his heart's content. Regrets? He's got a few - that much is obvious from the downbeat tone, which first appears on Love Is Dead and persists through 10 similarly frayed ballads. ...full text
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