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Tears - Here Come The Tears

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 18 / 5 / 2005

Tears - Here Come The Tears
Label: Independiente
Format: CD


Appealing debut album from the Tears, the new project of former Suede stars Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson which carries on from where their old band left off

The Tears is a continued version of the work that Bernard Butler started with Brett Anderson back in the early 90's with Suede before the drugs ruined it all. I for one never fell under their spell, but I really enjoyed this album, especially once they started really exploring their depths and not just covering old ground which is what the first half does. The album opens up with the first single 'Refugees' which is 100 per cent the Suede of old. 'Autograph' follows and is again very Suede, but merges Johnny Marr harmonies with Mick Ronson licks. 'Co Star' is downbeat, a tale of isolation backed by a drum machine beat. 'Imperfection' is in contrast more up tempo and aggressive, while 'The Ghost of You' is acoustic based, a song about trying to move on, is elegant in tone. 'Two Creatures' is the Tears' take on 70's rock, while the vibrant and energetic 'Lovers' is again very like Suede. 'Fallen Idol' finds Brett in a reflective manner with a slow acoustic guitar to assist him. 'Brave New World' is very loud and experimental in tone,a combination between grunge and and psychedelia. 'Beautiful Pain' has strong lyrics and strong observations, and is sung well to perfect backing. 'The Asylum' is again elegant in tone, while 'Apollo 13' is moody and perfectly played as is the closer 'A Love as Strong as Death'.

Track Listing:-
1 Refugees
2 Autograph
3 Co-Star
4 Imperfection
5 The Ghost Of You
6 Two Creatures
7 Lovers
8 Fallen Idol
9 Brave New Country
10 Beautiful Pain
11 The Asylum
12 Apollo 13
13 A Love As Strong As Death

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Refugees (2005)
First single from the Tears, the new project of former Suede vocalist and guitarist Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler

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