Brett Anderson: Slow Attack

As with last year’s enchanting “Wilderness”, the pop hooks and sleek guitar solos of Andersons Suede days are shelved in favour of more pastoral piano and cello pieces with slight orchestration. Anderson’s instantly recognisable voice fits beautifully with this delicate chamber pop and songs like “The Hunted” and “Julian’s Eyes” perfectly demonstrate how successful it can be. However, for me, the album as a whole falls slightly short of its predecessor.