Surprise! The 'A New Morning'-era has a solid chunk of pretty decent material...it's just buried amongst a ton of garbage. This has been my favorite surprise of the Suede reissue campaign - I thought for sure I had been right all these years to completely dismiss it all as trash - not "Trash", of course - but it appears I was wrong.
It does, however, contain some truly "what the fuck?" lyrics. Take the opening two lines of "Cool Thing", for instance:
"You are the loaded gun sticking in your face
like a stupid child on her roller skates"
I need some time to process this. I'll be back.