Release Date: Jun 6, 2005
Record label: Independiente
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
There's nothing shocking about Here Come the Tears, apart from the fact that it's the rare reunion album that truly does complete some unfinished business. Instead of delving back into the doomed darkness of Dog Man Star, Anderson and Butler go about the process of creating a proper sequel to that underappreciated masterpiece. Consequently, Here Come the Tears is what Coming Up would have been if Butler had stuck around: it's cinematic and bright, lush and passionate, halfway between the incessantly catchy pop that wound up on Coming Up and the sighing romanticism and larger-than-life sweep of Dog Man Star.
If Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler had put aside their differences sooner in their nine-year hiatus, the celebrations might have knocked the prime minister off the news. Instead, with so much water under the bridge, their return has met with the polite but dignified fanfares this album deserves. Putting aside considerable acrimony, this isn't that far from the records Suede made without their errant guitarist.