Dog Man Star (studio album) by Suede
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Asphalt World is phenomenal, but I prefer their previous album as a whole.
For me personally The Power and New Generation are two of the most criminally underrated songs on this album. I find them mesmerizing because the melody is well crafted. We Are the Pigs is well appreciated as that killer guitar intro sounds atmospheric and falls in line with the sinister darkness and satire. But I prefer the two songs mentioned earlier, especially for their retro sound and tenderness.
A couple of weaker tracks hold back an album that is full of brilliance. The one weak track that really spoils the record for me is Daddy's Speeding. It completely takes me out of the music and is a song I skip if I am revisiting this album as it feels like such a time waster. Despite this, there are some beautiful pieces of music created on here that stand out as some of Suede's best ever tracks. This is surprising due to the turmoil and troubles the group were going through at the time and the fact they created something as cohesive as this is extremely impressive. The instrumentation is great and we get some outstanding performances scattered across the whole release. The vocal is fantastic as well and it really adds that extra emotional feel to the music that makes the music so easy to connect and relate to. Overall, I am always impressed by this record whenever I hear it and without those few weaker cuts this could be amongst the greatest albums of the 90's.
Not so sure about this album prefer coming up myself. Still a good album though.
This is the hugely anticipated Suede second album, and, as with the debut, on release I was disappointed. Clearly rather Bowie influenced (and sometimes copies Bowie a little too closely), and rather over-blown - leaving behind much of the sharpness and audacity of the early singles, it is still a very rich, bold, and enjoyable album. Very glam, yet also highly serious. Away from the emotions of the time, I can appreciate it rather more these days. However, the best work of the band was done in those stunning first three singles in 1992
Suede's moment of brilliance amid apparent chaos in the band. The Asphalt World is one of the great works in modern music. This is the sound of 1994.
Sometimes tension in the studio can remarkably create classic albums , The Beatles 'White Album' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' are cases in point. You can also add Sued's 'Dog Man Star' to that list
Rehearsals for 'Dog Man Star' were very tense and would split the band into two separate camps. Bernard Butler had his own agenda (an example of which was a 25 minute version of "Asphalt World" which included an 8 minute guitar solo) and frequently clashed with the rest of the band and producer Ed Buller eventually leaving the sessions with the album far from completion . That the album was not only completed but is so darn good is mind blowing
Personally I prefer the cock sure swagger of their debut but 'D.M.S' is close behind with its glam rock , Bowie influenced grandness . It's not quite a masterpiece due to the weaker tracks "Daddy's Speeding" and "Black or Blue" but it sits comfortably as one of the 1990's best albums
To me by far the best Britpop record
One of the best!
"Still Life" is such an epic song and it's really sad that the rest of the album does not play on the same high level. The album is full of promises but most songs sound more like early demos than finalized tracks. And the audio quality is not very good. I prefer the "Dog Man Star 20th Anniversary Live" album because the Royal Albert Hall performance is much better than the original album recording (album rating: 47,08 %)
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