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‘Breakdown’ – Suede vs. Darktown Jubilee

‘Breakdown’ is a typically brooding number off of Suede’s brilliant debut. Like most of their songs, it’s atmospheric and aristocratic, building to a powerful crescendo. Does your love only come in a Volvo?


Darktown Jubilee are a Manchester-based band formed in 2010. Their sound is more influenced by post-Britpop, with distinct shades of Coldplay and Snow Patrol. Certainly the breakdown referred to in this song is more of a general societal statement than Suede’s personal introspection.

Britpopping since I first heard 'Animal Nitrate' in 1993

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