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Suede

Britain was angry and desperate; Thatcher had been voted out but the Conservatives were still in power. The working classes were bristling from the Iron Lady’s industrial relations policies, and the bitterness at being treated like dogs by the government found its outlet in the creative realm. The absence of music to feel proud of resulted in Suede’s 1992 singles being hyped way before they were even released. Their 1993 debut album Suede sold faster than any other in British music history, and a clever bit of music media puppetry resulted in them frequently being portrayed in front of the Union Jack flag. Their songs became precursors to Britpop, with their music focussing on the experiences of young people, drugs and the quiet darkness behind routine domesticity.