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Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, November 1992

ONE IS swayed by Suede. For all their foppish airs and graces, their teasing glam-rock quotes, there is a real meat to their music which has already swept them over the heads of such studiedly camp rivals as Fabulous and Sweet Jesus. In the post-shoegazing impasse of indie-label pop, their gloriously crafted songs have earned them the music-press tag of "Best New Band in Britain", with the Brett Anderson–Bernard Butler partnership touted as the finest songwriting team since Morrissey and Marr.

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