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My Bloody Valentine

Named after a slasher flick, My Bloody Valentine aren't as heavy or violent as their name suggests. They're a unique mixtureofdream pop, ambient,and layers of droning fuzzy guitars, and pioneers of shoegaze, a term coined by the British Press.It's nosurprise though, My Bloody Valentine embodythe term perfectly, sublime waves of grand guitar sound, timid boy/girlvocals,and basically ignoring the audience live.

My Bloody Valentine formed in 1984, Dublin, Ireland, with childhood friends Kevin Shields and Colm O'Ciosoig. They spentthefollowing years releasingEPS and a mini-album ...read more

Named after a slasher flick, My Bloody Valentine aren't as heavy or violent as their name suggests. They're a unique mixtureofdream pop, ambient,and layers of droning fuzzy guitars, and pioneers of shoegaze, a term coined by the British Press.It's nosurprise though, My Bloody Valentine embodythe term perfectly, sublime waves of grand guitar sound, timid boy/girlvocals,and basically ignoring the audience live.

My Bloody Valentine formed in 1984, Dublin, Ireland, with childhood friends Kevin Shields and Colm O'Ciosoig. They spentthefollowing years releasingEPS and a mini-album while still gathering themselves and constantly jumping labels. By 1987theirmale vocalist Dave Conway left, and replaced withguitarist/vocalist Bilinda Butcher, a vital addition to their sound, whichwaschanging to an airier pop, influenced by The Jesus & Mary Chain. In1988 they finally released their first album. Isn'tAnything. The following years they gathered a following in both Britain and the US, but in 1989they disappeared togowork on their follow-up.

Rumours went around in the press that Shields was a perfectionist as time kept on passing without a sophomore album.Thedelay was a mixture ofindeed perfectionism and recording sessions never really taking off, as Kevin Shields notes, "Thereason it took so long was because we started out onthe wrong foot and never got back on the right one. Right up untilthelast minute, we kept thinking we would be finished in a couple more months -two years of thinking we would be finished inacouple more months." Finally, in 1991, Loveless was released, as was an estimated $500 000studio bill forCreationRecords, bankrupting the label. The album was released to critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. Today, it's citedas oneof thebest albums of the 90s, and as one that redefined what could be done in pop music.

The band basically disappeared afterwards, with no activity from My Bloody Valentine. O'Ciosoig and Googe left between1993and 1997. Shields hadreportedly created albums then shelved them, because of his fear of releasing anything inferiortoLoveless under the Valentine name. He'sworked with Primal Scream and on songs from a movie in recent years,butnothing else. The band hasn't officially broken up, Butcher and Shields stillmembers. Butcher, Shields and O'Ciosoigwererumoured to be recording new material between 2003 and 2004, but nothing has surfaced. A boxset wasrumoured tobereleased between late '05/early '06, but nothing still. « hide

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LPs
m b v
02/02/2013

3.9
967 Votes
Loveless
1991

4.5
2,663 Votes
Isn't Anything
1988

3.9
798 Votes
EPs
Tremolo
1991

4.1
256 Votes
Glider
1990

4
196 Votes
Feed Me with Your Kiss
1988

3.9
104 Votes
You Made Me Realise
1988

4.3
331 Votes
Ecstasy
1987

3.7
60 Votes
Sunny Sundae Smile
1987

3.3
51 Votes
The New Record By My Bloody Valentine
1986

2.4
32 Votes
Geek!
1985

2.1
35 Votes
This Is Your Bloody Valentine
1985

2.4
75 Votes
Live Albums
The Peel Sessions
1988

4.3
6 Votes
Compilations
EPs 1988-1991
05/04/2012

4.5
87 Votes
Ecstasy and Wine
1989

3.7
71 Votes

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