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Ethereal Dreamgaze

Shoegaze, and to a greater extent dream pop (there is some overlap) are really overlooked genres on here, as well as being 2 of my all time favorites. As per the cheesy title (Balls would be proud) imma be listing some overlooked albums from both genres, as well as throwing in a few ethereal wave albums (also criminally slept on). This means I won't be listing the obvious classics like Loveless and Souvlaki and other well known albums like Nothing, Whirpool etc. Hopefully this will be a good repository for people looking to delve deeper into these genres. The first 10 or so are albums I consider to be essential, and the rest are in random order. Tags are included to indicate the different styles
1Alison's Halo
Eyedazzler 1992-1996


the best gaze album not called Loveless
2Lilys
In the Presence of Nothing


gaze ~ overlooked classic
3Cocteau Twins
Heaven or Las Vegas


dream pop cornerstone. pretty much every dream pop band rips this off in some way
4The Daysleepers
Drowned in a Sea of Sound


dream pop/gaze ~ some of the best vocal melodies and harmonization in the genre. breathtaking
5Sweet Trip
Velocity : Design : Comfort


gaze/idm ~ every bit as good as that sounds. idm that's closest in sound to Exai era Autechre mixed with excellently executed shoegaze. if you have any interest in either genre, you have to hear this
6Fleeting Joys
Despondent Transponder


gaze ~ basically a streamlined Loveless. that means it's really fuckin good
7Cranes
Wings of Joy


dream pop ~ very haunting atmosphere with some of the most unique vocals in any genre
8lovesliescrushing
bloweyelashwish


gazebient ~ yes i just coined that
9PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies


gaze ~ my favorite gaze ep. all 4 songs are straight bangers
10Whirr
Pipe Dreams


possibly the flagship gaze band of the 21st century, yet this only has ~100 ratings. my favorite of theirs
11Pia Fraus
After Summer


gaze ~ really cool use of synthesizers. catchy record
12Stella Luna
Stargazer


gaze
13Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest


ethereal wave ~ stunning. if you wanna know what ethereal wave sounds like, give this a spin.
14Alvvays
Alvvays


2014 indie pop/gaze. one of the best of the year
15Cocteau Twins
Treasure


my favorite twins record
16Azeda Booth
In Flesh Tones


dream pop/glitch
17Trespassers William
Different Stars


dream pop/slowcore
18Velour 100
Of Color Bright


gaze ~ they went in a heavier direction here. there are like 3 different vocalists and they're all awesome. excellent record
19Tearwave
Different Shade of Beauty


gaze/dream pop ~ a bit long, but really pleasant
20Breathless
Green to Blue


dream pop ~ beautiful double disc from these post-punk veterans
21Audio Safari
Urunosora


ambient/dream pop
22Love Spirals Downwards
Idylls


dream pop/ethereal wave
23Kacica
Kacica


post-rock/dream pop
24Beach House
Bloom


dream pop ~ very well known, but very underrated I feel
25 Lisa Germano
Greek the Girl


dream pop
26All About Eve
Scarlet and Other Stories


dream pop/ethereal wave
27Medicine
Shot Forth Self Living


gaze
28Coaltar of the Deepers
Yukari Telepath


gaze/alt rock
29Pale Saints
In Ribbons


gaze
30Seefeel
Quique


ambient/dream pop
31Twelfth of Never
Things That Were


ethereal wave/gothic rock/doom metal
32Indigo la End
Sayonara, subarashi sekai


gaze/indie
33My Bloody Valentine
Tremolo


overshadowed classic
34This Mortal Coil
It'll End in Tears


dream pop ~ 4AD super collab of dream pop cover songs
35Vitesse
What Can Not Be, But Is...


dream/indie/synthpop
36Bethany Curve
Skies a Crossed Sky


gaze
37Airs
Rainclouds Over the Remains of Hope


blackgaze
38My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise


overshadowed classic [2]
39Kinoko Teikoku
Long Goodbye


gaze/post-rock ~ outstanding
40Be Forest
Cold


gaze/post-punk
41Pia Fraus
Mooie Island


gaze
42Airiel
The Battle of Sealand


gazepop
43The Depreciation Guild
In Her Gentle Jaws


gaze/chiptune
44Esben and the Witch
Wash the Sins Not Only the Face


ethereal wave
45Indigo la End
yoru ni mahou wo kakerarete


gaze/indie
46This Empty Flow
Magenta Skycode


post-punk/dream pop ~ think the cure + cocteau twins
47Astrobrite
Pinkshinyultrablast


gaze
48Kacica
Mosaic


post-rock/dream pop
49Starflyer 59
Silver


gaze
50Drop Nineteens
Delaware


gaze
51Fishmans
Long Season


dream pop/dub
52Asobi Seksu
Citrus


gaze
53Orange
Orange


dream pop ~ very Cranes + a lil bit of Cocteau Twins
54 Pale Cocoon


minimal synth/ethereal wave
55School of Seven Bells
Ghostory


dream pop
56The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa
Pigment


gaze
57Nameless Coyote
Devoured by the Swirling Night


blackgaze
58Luminous Orange
Drop You Vivid Colours


gaze
59Kinoko Teikoku
Uzu ni Naru


gaze/post-rock
60Swirlies
Blonder Tongue Audio Baton


gaze
61All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors


gaze
62Whirr
Distressor


gaze ~ free http://whirrband.bandcamp.com/album/distressor
63Lush
Spooky


gaze
64Autumn's Grey Solace
Over the Ocean


ethereal wave
65Tears Run Rings
Always, Sometimes, Seldom, Never


gaze
66Paint In Watercolour
Glare


gaze
67Cocteau Twins
Victorialand


dream pop ~ classic with like 70 votes smh
68Lowlife
Diminuendo


post-punk/dream pop ~ really awesome vocals
69Cold Body Radiation
The Great White Emptiness


blackgaze
70Swallow
Blow


dreamy gaze
71The Daysleepers
The Soft Attack


gaze/dream pop
72The Passions
Thirty Thousand Feet Over China


new wave/dream pop
73Insides
Euphoria


dream pop/ambient ~ sexy
74Tatuki Seksu
Hanazawa


gaze ~ shoegaze interpretations of anime openings
75lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn


ambient/gaze
76Silvania
Paisaje III


dream pop/ambient techno
77Implodes
Recurring Dream


drone/gaze
78February
Even Night Can't Tell You from a Star


gaze/dream pop/ambient
79Mazzy Star
So Tonight That I Might See


dream pop classic
80Secret Shine
All of the Stars


gaze
81Love Spirals Downwards
Ardor


dream pop/ethereal wave
82Velour 100
Fall Sounds


gaze/slowcore ~ really emotional gaze with absolutely gorgeous vocals that's closer to Low than it is to MBV
83Ethereal Beauty/Shyy/Heretoir/Soliness
The World Comes To An End In The End Of A Journey


blackgaze comp
84Lycia
A Day in the Stark Corner


ethereal wave/darkwave ~
85Bell Hollow
Foxgloves


post-punk/dream pop
86Be Forest
Earthbeat


gaze
87 This Mortal Coil
Filigree & Shadow


dream pop
88Manon Meurt
Manon Meurt


more 2014 gaze. a grower
89LSD and the Search for God
LSD and the Search for God


gaze ~ gets a lot of love on here, but just in case
90Bizarre (EST)
Beautica


gaze/dream pop ~ slowdivecore
91Wild Nothing
Nocturne


dream pop
92Bel Canto
Shimmering, Warm and Bright
93The December Sound
The Silver Album


gaze
94Moral
And Life Is


minimal synth/ethereal wave
95Esben and the Witch
A New Nature


2014 ethereal wave. their best yet
96Cheatahs
Cheatahs


even more 2014 gaze. catchy af
97Whirr/Nothing
Split


yarready kno
98Lycia
Ionia


ethereal wave/darkwave
99Kitchens of Distinction
Strange Free World


gaze
100Alcian Blue
Alcian Blue


gaze/post-punk
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