my bloody valentine
this ’88 album (remastered here by shields) virtually created the shoegazing scene & spawned legions of followers, capturing mbv’s revolutionary style in its infancy.
the album's tightly structured songs still bore traces of the band’s previous incarnation as jangly indie popsters, but kevin shields & company crafted wide-ranging experiments within those confines. ‘feed me with your kiss’s mix of bruising guitars, drums, & sensual boy-girl vocals define their signature sound, while ‘all i need’s weightless guitars & vocal melodies melt into a heady haze. shields' unique tunings, tremolo, & mic’ing techniques stand out most on ‘you never should’ & ‘nothing much to lose’.
- Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
- Lose My Breath
- Cupid Come
- (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream
- No More Sorry
- All I Need
- Feed Me With Your Kiss
- Several Girls Galore
- You Never Should
- Nothing Much To Lose
- I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)