Here Come The Tears





Many fans of music (myself included) have been waiting close to ten years for this to happen; the reunion of Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson of Suede. Once named the "Next Big Thing" in England, they soon found themselves torn apart tragically like the message in so many of their songs. When I first heard that the two were on speaking terms again and collaborating I was stunned. Was hell freezing over? Back in the early '90s the two created some of the most beautiful and intoxicating music ever made, regardless of the inner turmoil and not so forgiving press. After they released my favorite Suede album, Dog Man Star, I never thought that they would top it, especially after the split from Bernard and Brett. Suede continued on and created some good records, and Bernard made a few solo albums; however none of them were up to par with the art they produced when they worked together. Now, finally, the release of the duo's new band, The Tears has happened across the pond with an as-to-be-released-stateside date and deal. Their new album, Here Comes The Tears picks up right where "Modern Boys" on Dog Man Star left off. Although it overall is not as Ziggy Stardust glammy; Bernard and Brett find themselves in a more mature place creating beautiful, barefaced and infectious pop songs. The first single "Refugees", also the first track on the album, is a great introduction for anyone not familiar with the band. It possesses a boisterous quality and is nicely followed up with "Autograph". Upbeat tracks like "Lovers", "Imperfection" and "Brave New Century" are sure to become the new anthems of the gritty underground. On the other spectrum, the meticulously well-crafted ballad leaning gems like "A Love As Strong As Death", "The Asylum" and "Apollo 13" showcase the melancholy and heartfelt yearning that only these two can create (For the fans out there think "Asphalt World"). Here Come The Tears is an absolute must have for any fan of music, period. Now if we can just get Morrissey and Johnny Marr back together. The world would be a better place.

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