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Rec Boney Shoegaze

So recently I've been really digging shoegaze. I still haven't heard all the "essentials", but lately I've been kind of obsessed with scouring through lists and guides to the genre. However, what I'm gathering is that aside from the Big Three and a handful of other bands no one really agrees on what the best the genre has to offer is, and honestly after looking at these lists I'm more lost than I was at the start. That's where you guys come in. Basically I want recommendations on where to go with the genre from here. For now I'd prefer 90s/late 80s stuff that hews closer to the noise pop/dream pop/psychedelic/alt rock end of the genre. Stuff that's not strictly shoegaze but that influenced the genre is cool as well. Some more experimental/fusion or "nu gaze" recs (or post-90s stuff that's in the vein of the OG stuff) are fine too as long as they're really high quality/essential. I'm not trying to find the most obscure albums, I just want some pointers on where to go from here.
1My Bloody Valentine


3LSD and the Search for God
LSD and the Search for God

From what I can tell so far this is basically the quintessential shoegaze sound, stuff that sounds like this but is from the early 90s is essentually what I'm asking for here.
4Have a Nice Life

Admittedly this is only tenuously shoegaze but it's still an amazing album.
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

Didn't like this one at first but it grew on me really really hard and is now probably in my top 5 of what I've heard in the genre so far.
Souvenirs d'un autre monde

I still haven't heard all their albums yet but I really dig what I have heard, if there are other blackgaze bands that sound like them (with minimal harsh vocals perferably) I'd be willing to try them but that style isn't really a priority for me right now.

Strong post-rock influence in this one, thanks Con.
8Weed (CAN)

Strong noise rock influence in this one, thanks Con.
9A Place to Bury Strangers
Exploding Head

Strong post-punk influence in this one, thanks TVC.
10The Goslings
Grandeur of Hair

Let's just say that my decision to try this was...ill-advised.
11Planning for Burial
Below the House

Kind of like Have a Nice Life but not nearly as good. I don't think I'm a huge fan of the "gloomgaze" side of the genre tbh.
12The Jesus and Mary Chain

Not technically shoegaze but obviously this was extremely influential, I respect it more than I like it though.

Honestly I'm not really sure where the shoegaze in this is because I heard it before I was really aware of the genre but I've seen people call it shoegaze so there you go.

While this isn't a strictly shoegaze album (more noise pop/indie rock), this was the first thing I heard that had anything to do with the genre and got me interested in it in the first place and it remains one of my favorites. However I always read that this was just a carbon copy of a ton of 90s bands but I'm not really sure who they are so if there's anything out there that sounds like this please rec it. I really want stuff that sounds exactly like this.
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