Released 25 years ago last Friday (yeah, we're a bit late on this, sorry but there was some BIG NEWS on) is one of the most important albums in indie music- My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.
The nearly 50 minute-long LP encapsulates the sound of the shoegaze genre - flowing guitars, male and female vocal interplay, muffled yet heartfelt lyrics - as well as the genre's stunted potential in its heyday, the early 90s. The tortured production process saw vocalist/guitarist Kevin Shields struggle to achieve the sounds he wanted over two years, nineteen studios and a host of engineers, the result being an album which didn't fit in with the aggression of grunge or the immediate likeability of Britpop.
However, the album's influence grew over the years and the 2013 follow up m b v was immediately embraced, as were a run of international shows. Whether we get any new music from the quartet remains to be seen, but give the album a spin and I reckon it'd convince you to hope so...
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