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Ninth album from the English alt. rock group which they describe as their punk record was produced by Ed Buller

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This album has been a journey, with the emotional high point coming at the end of the album
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  2. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Autofiction is the third brilliant album the band have released since getting back together, yet it’s an entirely different beast to the majestic wonders of Night Thoughts and The Blue Hour
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    Here, the quintet know how to deploy not just their strengths but their distinctive blend of nervy post-punk, overheated glam, and yearning poetry to make an album that sounds full, complete, and utterly alive
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  4. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    This album is not served to us on a platter as a radio-ready hit record, and it is not made ‘for us’, but it gives us something better — the feeling of being a part of this music and not a mere recipient
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Suede survived grunge, Britpop, emo, and everything else the last 30 years could throw at them. But have they survived the pandemic? Find out on Autofiction
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  6. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    To continue to produce quality albums more than 30 years into a career is one thing, but to produce an album as full of quality and as energetic as Autofiction is far more impressive
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  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    Frontman Brett Anderson sings in a flamboyantly alive fashion, flourishing verses like a matador’s cape
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  8. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Opening a fresh chapter in the ever-evolving story of the band
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    At their most urgent, stomping, raucous best, three decades into their career they sound as fresh and exciting as they did at its start
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  10. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Autofiction manages to be both raw and cinematic, dangerous and beautiful. Put more simply, it’s an excellent rock album
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  11. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A renewed sense of urgency – and enjoyment – pulses through this punchy, passionate comeback
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

    Brett Anderson and co. feel like a new band – they did recently gig under the moniker 'Crushed Kid', after all – on their anger-injected ninth album
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  13. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    The album’s framework goes thus: it starts and ends with amp crackle, evoking a band encountered mid-rehearsal. Within that context, Autofiction brims with noise and melody, alive in mind, body and feeling
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  14. 8.0 |   DIY

    ‘Autofiction’ finds Suede still fiercely in motion
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  15. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Infectious, silly and even a little dangerous again. Through it all — even on the two quieter tracks, which stick outa little awkwardly among the Killing Joke fuzz — Brett Anderson is the consummate guide, vocally at his peak. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Autofiction builds its own emotional momentum as Suede, once again, write new chapters of their story. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    The band's ninth album finds them fully ensconced in their own world, still throwing out absolute goth bangers
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  18. 8.0 |   Clash

    Though the days of the jangly, innocuous Britpop they were so integral to establishing are gone, Suede haven’t lost their roots – they’ve just re-established them for a new era
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  19. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Recorded at London’s Konk Studios with long time cohort Ed Buller on production duties, Autofiction is as live and direct as a Suede record gets
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  20. 7.0 |   The Irish Times

    If there’s a more dynamic opening song on any album released this year than She Still Leads Me On then it will come as a shock
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  21. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The singer imbues his middle-aged, married family man’s life with heady drama and desire
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