Suede Songs 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 songs ranked.

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15. Saturday Night (Coming Up, 1996)

“Saturday Night is a really beautiful song, and one of the many highlights of the Coming Up album. I really love the sound of the guitar on this one, at the start, it is smooth and touching, while nearer the end it has just that perfect amount of feedback on it to give it some power. “

14. Everything Will Flow (Head Music – Deluxe Edition, 1999)

“It’s Suede and they flow. Or something. Anyway, it’s bloody wonderful (making that one word was an accident, but I liked the way it looked so I left it), much like much else they’ve done.”

13. The Asphalt World (Dog Man Star, 1994)

“The Asphalt World” is a long, brooding, prog-influenced track that I bet was probably influenced by early Verve.”

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12. Beautiful Ones (Coming Up – Deluxe Edition, 1996)

“Like the previous single, ‘Trash’, CD 1 contains the best material. Both Young Men (characterized by spiteful singing from Brett) and The Sound of the Streets (amazing melody) are excellent tracks. On CD 2, Sam is good musically but the lyrics are questionable, while Money isn’t that good at all. Overall though, a solid package.”

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11. Metal Mickey (Suede, 1993)

“A stellar glam-tinged rocker that sends Suede straight into the top of the charts. Absolutely frigging brilliant. One of the great pop moments of the 90s.”

10. Still Life (Dog Man Star, 1994)

“The chords used are beyond perfect, the hanging suspension each time the title comes round. The way the song builds up to the orchestral coda and keeps building right to the very end those screaming French horns at the end just end off a perfect album perfectly.”

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9. The Wild Ones (Dog Man Star, 1994)

“The Wild Ones is one of Suede’s finest, but due to a large number of b-sides this track spawned, I can’t give it full marks. This World Needs a Father is also a 10/10 track, and Asda Town is very good, but I’m not too sure about the other ones especially Modern Boys and Eno’s remix!”

8. Trash (Coming Up, 1996)

“When Bernard Butler left Suede, Brett Anderson retreated from expansive orchestration to make crowd-pleasing pop songs. Lead single Trash succeeds admirably, weaving a genuine classic from his usual preoccupations with nightlife and class.”

7. Stay Together (Dog Man Star 1994)

“Simply outstanding. This EP shows a band at the peak of their powers. Stay Together is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard, and one of just a handful which continues to amaze me after hundreds of listens. The edited version is magnificent, but the full, eight minute epic is just on another level from anything else around at that time. Containing a gorgeous melody, tender lyrics, some astounding guitar work, it nears perfection in every department. It even ends with a foghorn… brilliant!”


6. So Young (Suede, 1993)

“The best song Suede ever committed to tape. The incredible guitar playing by Bernard, Brett in imperial form, a sweeping chorus, and the marvelous falsetto of “let’s chase the dragon”.”

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5. Killing of a Flash Boy (Dog Man Star, 1994)

“At the time of Suede’s debut self titled album Suede it was the fastest-selling debut album in British history, it won numerous awards including the Mercury award and is one of the most influential albums in the Britpop era. It’s often credited with being one of the first albums from that era.”

4. The Drowners (Suede, 1993)

“Well, this one sounds like more a glam rock version of The Smashing Pumpkins, seriously though the dexterity of the track, the rich layers of music, and the androgynous vocals make it all pretty special, even has that nice guitar solo in the middle. This was the song that made them big Brit stars and shows off the catchiness of the group.s.”

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3. Pantomime Horse (Suede, 1993)

“An all-timer for me. An absolute joy to listen to, stacked with winking rock sleaze and spacey, heroin-injected ballads that possess more than enough drama to retain interest. Both sides of the coin work together to create constant tension. At no point does this album become anything approaching dull.”

2. Animal Nitrate (Suede, 1993)

“Like all the greatest music “Animal Nitrate” reaches that giddy point of all-encompassing, beyond its lyrics and whatever pop band posturing or style to become a song about everything and gaining to contain nearly any old emotion imaginable as it crescendoes to that delirious close”

1. We Are the Pigs (Dog Man Star, 1994)

“”We Are The Pigs” is the musical equivalent of barbed wire, a scorchingly violent riff twisted round blood soaked lyrics dripping with fire and guns, this is Suede at their savage best.”