Suede Albums Ranked

Suede (known in the United States as The London Suede) is 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 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. Here are all of the Suede albums ranked.

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10. Singles (2003)

Suede – Singles (2003, CD) - Discogs

“Limiting the selection on this CD to singles only means about a dozen of Suede’s greatest tracks aren’t here, so for the definitive best-of we’ll have to wait for some future release. What is here is pretty damn wonderful, though. And yes, they flitted from one style to another, but they always kept their own identity. Docked half a star because it should have included the full epic eight minutes of “Stay Together”.

9. A New Morning (2002)

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“Fans say this one is their weakest…. To me this is their highlight of perfection. All other albums had some flaws and minor points, but this one is strong from start to finish.”

8. Bloodsports (2013)

Suede: Bloodsports Album Review | Pitchfork

“After 11 years, Suede are back and have put out an album called, “bloodsports” which is just as consistent as any of their first three records. It may not reach the heights of those efforts, but still contains that ‘Suede’ sound that lifelong fans have grown to love. My favorite thing about this album, unlike 1999’s “Head Music,” is that they sound like a band again. The first 3 albums strung together so effortlessly. Even the chronologically tracked Sci Fi Lullabies had an album-like flow, even though it wasn’t even intentionally structured that way.”

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7. The Blue Hour (2018)

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The Blue Hour is solid all the way through. It honestly sits somewhere between a 4.0 and a 4.5 for me. The album is a great collection of grandiose, anthemic rock songs that are not only well-constructed but also arranged and produced nearly flawlessly.”

6. Sci-Fi Lullabies (1997)

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“Of all my Suede CDs, this is my favorite. Somehow this has a very cohesive feel to it, despite the fact that it spans many eras. Both discs are great! I prefer the end of disc one, and beginning of disc two”

5. Night Thoughts (2016)

Suede: Night Thoughts Album Review | Pitchfork

“Night Thoughts evolves slowly into compelling musical repetitions and vulnerable feelings of parenthood. The personal missteps from the past of the band members are processed in delicate passages and a gripping musical coherence. The musical paths may be entered earlier by Suede, the composition on the album feels more like before as a unity.”

4. Head Music (1999)

Suede - Head Music Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

“I just adore this one, the one and only Suede album I know. Really a nice britpop / glam / rock album, though it’s probably not as great as I say (it’s just that I really love this one, which I discovered at the time of it’s release in 1999).”

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3. Coming Up (1996)


“There’s a lot of good songs on this one, which is true for most of Suede’s early work. They were very good at being consistently solid. They don’t really push past being solid though, which is honestly fine. You know what you’re getting from a solid album. With that said, tracks like “Filmstar” are pretty dynamite.”

2. Suede (1993)

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“Suede’s self-titled album is in my opinion one of the most underrated and underlooked albums of the 1990s outside of Britain; Britpop is often written off as a musical joke by some (and some of my friends will agree with this sentiment) but Suede is one of the bands that proved to me that despite the unnecessary press hype, Britpop’s albums don’t just stand on their own, they’re worthy musical landmarks.”

1. Dog Man Star (1994)

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“Incredible album, and hard to believe that it’s ranked as low as it is for the best of 1994 (only #31 as of today). It’s like a masterclass on writing vocal melodies, as well as a showcase for the deservingly-recognized guitar work. Seriously, it’s one hit (or should’ve-been-hit) after another.”