Brett Anderson: Wilderness

The sticker on the album cover, familiar to many CDs these days, proclaims the usual 5 star reviews and single word superlatives for the new album from Suede’s frontman Bret Anderson. But curiously I did not recognise the obscure musical journals quoted as the source for these rave reviews. I suspect that this is because all the reviews I have read for the album in the popular music press have been far less favourable, causing the record company to cast their net a bit wider in their search for a positive review to stick on the cover. Well I’d have been happy to oblige as I rather enjoyed these solemn piano led songs accompanied by Cello and acoustic guitar. Perhaps I could write the review sticker for his next album, how about “***** Ticketyboo, Crispian’s Album Reviews”