all is vanity
Yes, well we're more mature than most, k-ket. It's not required that an artists entire oeuvre perfectly suit our tastes. I mean, if it came down to it I'd probably rather listen to present day Moz than anything on the radio, but why listen to present day Moz when I can listen to present day suede?!I think that’s great. It’s an intelligent and logical move to just not listen rather than be negative, which benefits no one.
For me, I stopped listening to Suede when Bernard left, for me the chemistry that attracted me was forever gone, though that also has to do with me moving on, evolving, and having different sonic needs. Nor do I listen to much of Reeds later work or Patti Smith’s work after her Wave album, as another example. But I don’t go on and on criticizing them for not writing, etc the same way they did when they started. Just move on.