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
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Avant-Rock / CD / Essential Listening / Noise