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My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

My Bloody Valentine
Loveless
Style: Rock, Shoegaze
Label: Creation Records
Catalog Number: CRELP 060
Released: 1991, 90's
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The groundbreaking album that started the shoegaze movement. Undoubtedly one of the most revered records in alt rock history, Loveless by Kevin Shields’ My Bloody Valentine captures a sound that few artists have ever been able to replicate. The album features next level guitar layering and majestic washes of hypnotic noise by a genius at work. Known as one of the loudest acts to ever hit a stage, MBV are a formidable force of a band but make no mistake, this is “The Kevin Shields Show” and it’s on Loveless that his obsessive perfectionism and signature approach are showcased in full form. Shields pioneered a “texturised” guitar sound employing a range of guitar pedals as the main ingredients in building entirely new sonic landscapes. Some 27 years later, this music is still every bit as mind-bending as it is satisfying, and serves as My Bloody Valentines’ masterwork. An essential part of any guitar enthusiasts’ record collection.

– Michael Friedman

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Tags: Avant-Rock / CD / Essential Listening / Noise
Tracklist:

A1 Only Shallow
A2 Loomer
A3 Touched
A4 To Here Knows When
A5 When You Sleep
A6 I Only Said
B1 Come In Alone
B2 Sometimes
B3 Blown A Wish
B4 What You Want
B5 Soon

Credits:

Guitar, Vocals, Sampler, Engineer, Producer, Writer- Kevin Shields
Guitar, Vocals, Words- Belinda Butcher
Bass- Deb George-
Drums, Samples- Colm O’Closoig
Engineer- Alan Moulder

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