The Best Of
Label: Suede Ltd
Considering The London Suede have released just five studio albums in their 20+ year career, a 35-track anthology is going to be quite thorough regardless of the quality of the tracks selected. But since singer Brett Anderson personally oversaw the compiling, you just know The Best Of is killer from beginning to end. The London Suede, as the collection clearly demonstrates, were England's first truly self-conscious rock band of the post-indie era. They were well-versed in the music that came before them and made an art of its manipulation. Everybody from Oasis to Interpol was taking notes.