This was Suede's most ambitious single and its release decisively set them apart from their more 'Indie' peers. Where "Line Up" by Elastica and "Girls And Boys" by Blur - released at around the same time - were more raw and not so instrument-heavy, "Stay Together" was lyrically and instrumentally extravagant. This was a massive departure from the more clean-cut and concise singles they were known for. John Harris said of the song in his book The Last Party
, "It split the critical fraternity in two: some were seduced by the sense that Suede had massively advanced their artistic boundaries; others believed, not entirely unreasonably, that they had teetered into absolute ludicrousness."
Radhika - Melbourne, Australia