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Suede - Coming Up 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition album review

Album Review

Expanded and repackaged bohemian rhapsodies from Suede’s imperial peak.

In 1996, Suede were starting to look like a spent force following their acrimonious split with guitarist Bernard Butler, the relative commercial failure of their dark masterpiece Dog Man Star and the dawning Britpop hegemony. Their defiant response was Coming Up, a chart-topping collection of rapturous glam-pop hits partly inspired by prime-time T.Rex. Two decades later, Suede’s biggest-selling album still stands up as a sumptuous long-form listening experience in this multi-disc expanded reissue.

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