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Loveless (Audio Cassette)


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  • Audio Cassette (Nov. 5 1991)
  • Label: Sire
  • ASIN: B00000EYXW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Digitally remastered two CD edition of this seminal 1991 album from one of the most influential British guitar bands of the '80s and '90s. This double disc version contains a second previously unreleased version of the album, which has been mastered from the original analogue tapes. The original line up of the Shoegazing legends, with their awe-inspiring mix of feedback guitar and indistinct lyrics, have influenced countless bands since their 1988 debut, Isn't Anything. Loveless, the long-delayed follow-up performed well beyond anyone's expectations and has remained one of the most cherished releases of it's time. Sony/BMG.

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My Bloody Valentine's entire career has been aiming toward the perfect guitar noise that Kevin Shields has in his head: a pure, warm, androgynous but deeply sexual rush of sound. Loveless is overwhelming, with Shields and Bilinda Butcher's guitars and voices blending into each other until they become a distant orchestra, the rhythm section striding in majestic lockstep, and occasional bursts of dance rhythms (as on the single "Soon") buoying the live instruments' warp and drift. Furiously loud but seductive rather than aggressive, the album flows like a lava stream from one track into another, subsuming everything in the mix into its blissful roar, and pulsing like a lover's body. --Douglas Wolk --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Format: Audio CD
My Bloody Valentine spent the mid- to late-80's expanding upon the feedback-drenched, murky sonic wash developed by bands like Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain with an LP and a series of EPs that were largely ignored by critics and fans. In 1988, they broke through with "Isn't Anything," a dreamy, intense record which practically spawned the entire, short-lived "shoegaze" genre. In 1992, however, they smashed their own mold with "Loveless," a timeless record which rendered it impossible for any group of any era to imitate or even expound upon what they had created. It may be the case that after this album's release, the genre's bands (or critics) soon abandoned any hope that another masterpiece of this ilk could ever exist, effectively facilitating the dismantling of shoegaze pop forever.
My Bloody Valentine's signature sound was basically engendered by Kevin Shields, a mastermind who spent nearly two years and approximately 500,000 dollars in the studio fiddling with guitars and training his and singer Bilinda Butcher's voices to coincide softly alongside the shimmering sonic textures, pop melodies, and Sabbath-esque hooks Shields had bouncing around in his head. The result was simply mesmerizing, as the drowning, subtlely sexual soundscapes present on each track submerge the listener in a pillowcase full of fuzzy feathers and silken cloth. This does not mean the work lacks heavy metal riffs or thundering rhythms, as tracks like "Only Shallow," "Loomer," and "What You Want" will prove. It's just that they are subdued and pounded into submission by Shields' masterful hand until they are weak and begging for mercy.
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By Adam Trunoske on July 5 2004
Format: Audio CD
I just dont get it.
Its like, I cant hear the lead singer guys voice or something.
All I hear is really loud fuzz noises and everything but music. This album was recommended to me by tons of people too.
Im going to go listen to my Jets to Brazil cd, something Im actually comfortable listening to.
Sadly, that is exactly how most MBV reviews start off.
Listen, step a bit outside your boxes, turn off your radio, do not shop at corporate electronics chains or corporate music shops or bookstores, theyre bad for your health. Any My Bloody Valentine album is absolutely great, period. Too bad Kevin Shields was such a bozo. Dont believe me? go to [...] and read his interview. Its a wonder this band ever existed for the very short amount of time that they did. Heck, they didnt even exist as a full band for more than a couple years. In fact, except for 3 tracks, Loveless was recorded by Kevin and Belinda only.
After you realize how great My Bloody Valentine is, start getting into some real rock music like U.S. Maple. And if you want some good guitar to listen to, get some Rafael Toral or Kevin Drumm albums.
P.S. The MBV box set (due out late next year) isnt going to have anything rare or hard to find. Just the stuff off Creation plus a couple extra 'deleted' tracks that Kevin didnt like because of the vocals.
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Format: Audio CD
I got his album when it came out as a recommendation from a friend who called it brilliant... this guy really knew music too. There is virtually nothing that was copied to make this album. MBV made a totally original album that to this day probably won't be eclipsed. The sound is this constant droning guitar layer, filled with other layers of guitar that seem like they came from another planet, where guitars make different noises. Then there's Colm's drums, where you swear the man has 4 arms. This is an album that you either hate it or love it. Given modern music with the simple bar chord, a fan of the aforementioned genre will be disgusted by this album. If you see the cover of this album, can you identify all the shades of red on the cover? If you can, or care to, then you will like the album a lot. It is some type of noise symphony, where the band pushes the technology of guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer to the limit that most of us cannot imagine. A true story: I blew out my passenger side front window on my car while playing this album on a frigid February evening, while driving on the highway/ motorway... I don't think this would be possible with any other band. The noises on this album are beautiful. They smear and blur into each other in a very precise manner. I won't even begin the Shoegazer description, since no one of that so called genre compares with this album. It is WONDERFUL... for mature listeners only.
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Format: Audio CD
. . . that 200 odd reviews haven't already said? This is an album of brilliant, beautiful noise.
I'd forgotten just how good Kevin Shields in general, and this album in particular, actual was, until I saw 'Lost In Translation' and thought the music was oddly familiar. And that, of course, led me back to 'Loveless,' which proved to be every bit as good as I remember it to have been.
In some ways, this is a difficult album to the uninitiated. The mixing is, admittedly, not what you'd expect on a standard pop album (which this most certainly is not). The vocals are near-indecipherable. The guitar is all blurred together in a cottony mess. The beat is somewhere off in the distance.
And it works. Every last bit of it works. It's all one glorious, psychedelic, hazy mess of an album. It's like listening to Teenage Fanclub through five feet of steel wool. It's the sound of something numinous and terrible, just over the next hill.
In short, it's worth your time and money. Give it a spin. Then give it five more.
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