Wednesday, March 5, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Suede "Suede"

Is it two men? Two women kissing? Male and female? Who knows? Who cares? Each year I eagerly await another debut LP like this and each year I'm sorely let down. (Looking RIGHT at you Vampire Weekend, Tapes 'n Tapes, CYHSY, et al...) Bold, sweeping, brash, steeped in darkness and its own brand of Englishness that draws from classic Bowie and T-Rex, all the while creating it's own distinct and perverse universe. Suede's 1993 debut had all the makings of a classic even before the plastic was off the record. Don't believe me? Take a look at that song list down there and name ONE band coming remotely close to approximating the thrill of these five tracks on their debut...

Suede - So Young (Mp3)
Suede - Animal Nitrate (Mp3)
Suede - The Drowners (Mp3)
Suede - Sleeping Pills (Mp3)
Suede - Metal Mickey (Mp3)

...Nine dollars!


(A note about yesterday's "debut"...well, it wasn't. "My Aim Is True" was indeed Elvis' 1977 debut. It was however, TVD's debut of being wildly inaccurate. We apologize. The tracks still kill though.)