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Produced and mixed by Steve OsborneHead Music features a more electronic sound, which was a new approach for the band. The recording of Head Music was plagued with difficulties such as singer Brett Anderson 's addiction to crackand keyboardist Neil Codling 's struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome. The album still went to number 1 Asbestos - Suede - Head Music the UK Albums Charthowever, making it the band's third and final chart-topping album.
Overall, the album received generally favourable reviews from critics. After the release Gang Of Four - Content the B-sides compilation Sci-Fi LullabiesSuede decided to put themselves out of the limelight for over a year. Neil Codling spent most of the year in bed due to his illness and at the same time Anderson's drug abuse was becoming a cause for concern. Anderson began to associate himself with people outside the bands social circles, whom the band, especially Mat Osmanseemed to dislike.
They had nothing to do with the band, nothing to do with anything but drugs. They were drug buddies. Suede decided to move on from Ed Buller as their producer. After demoing 15 songs with three different producers,  wanting to go in a more produced, electronic-sounding direction, the group chose Steve Osborne to produce the album.
According to Anderson, Head Music was Suede's most experimental album,  and Osborne's role played into the group's experimentation, "Steve was responsible for a hell of a lot of this album's sound. We chose him first of all because he did this fucking brilliant job on 'Savoir Faire' It just sounded really exciting and unusual. Osborne was initially hired for one week of trial-run recording at Mayfair Studiosjust to see how the process was going to work, or indeed if the two parties could work together.
He recalls being offered a crack pipe by two of Anderson's friends. This was my first and last personal encounter with crack. He has been clean since. For guitarist Richard Oakesthe rehearsals for Head Music were unpleasant. Faced with Anderson's hedonistic lifestyle, Oakes began Oubilalian - Various - The Festival In The Désert drink more to make rehearsing more endurable.
As he recalls: "I remember for quite a few of them, having to make sure that I was semi drunk just in order to turn up. The album is notable for being the first Suede album to have a title track.
Osborne actually refused to record it,  instead they got Arthur Baker to do a version, Lovers Rock - Judge Dread - 40 Big Ones they disliked it. It was recorded, mixed and engineered by Bruce Lampcov.
Recording took six months but was extended by a break mid-way for more writing, finishing up more than two months over schedule. It would have been good to finish last year. More groove-oriented than previous Suede albums, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic said that, due to Osborne's production, Head Music adds "some vague elements of electronic and dance music to Suede's signature sound, but these primarily manifest themselves in the form of gurgling analog synths and canned, old-school drum machines.
Essentially, they're just window-dressing, since the songs themselves are extensions of the glam flash of Coming Up. As a joke, the group originally started to leak the album's title to the press one letter at a time. Anderson told Saville "I wanted two people joined at the head, sort of listening to each other's heads. He showed me some photos and we eventually got the cover we released. The band began promoting the album around February with the announcement of Asbestos - Suede - Head Music fanclub shows the band would be playing end of March.
Fans were invited to take part in a web chat, view exclusive footage from the studio and listen to the new songs at Suede's official website. The band played at 11pm and signed copies of the album for fans at midnight. In the UK, the album received mostly favourable reviews with a minority of detractors. He felt that the album was "broader in musical conception than their previous albums. Chris Charles felt that "all the pieces of the jigsaw are in the right place;" and called it, "the soundtrack for the future performed by artists in tune with one another.
Reviews in the US were mixed. Tom Lanham of Entertainment Weekly called it a "sad, strangely lackluster epitaph. Club felt the album was their least consistent, saying: "The end result may be the least consistent album in a career marked by consistency, but it's still remarkable and well-represented by the grandiose pop of ' Electricity Asbestos - Suede - Head Music' She's in Fashion ', and 'He's Gone', which do sound like proper Suede songs.
Barry Walters wrote: "Suede and Steve Osborne achieve a hard precision that brings back the brutality of early Suede while lending Asbestos - Suede - Head Music complex sheen to simplistic material. Some critics saw Head Music as a major step forward from Coming Up and as a sign that the band's new line-up had been vindicated from doubters. Asbestos - Suede - Head Music Duerden of The Independent Room Song - Craig Nuttycombe - Planetorial Janitor that Head Music was blighted by his descent into addiction, calling it a "rather ugly record".
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