History Music / MyBloodyValentine

6th Feb '16 12:50:07 PM Freshmeat
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking takes their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.
5th Feb '16 9:26:02 PM stuffedninja
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->''However decadent one might find the idea of elevating other human beings to deities, My Bloody Valentine, failings and all, deserve more than your respect.'' -->-- '''NME''' review of ''Loveless'', unintentionally encapsulating their legendary status in alternative rock. ->Whenever anyone uses the phrase ''swirling guitars'', this record is why. -->-- '''Chuck Klosterman''' describing ''Loveless''.
9th Jan '16 7:44:06 PM stuffedninja
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Loveless'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Loveless'', ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.

** ''Loveless'' (4 November 1991) [remastered and re-released on 7 May 2012]
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** ''Loveless'' ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' (4 November 1991) [remastered and re-released on 7 May 2012]
31st Dec '15 7:18:45 AM CassandraLeo
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** Less extreme examples are "Soon" (8:47) and the extended version of "Glider" (10:16).
25th Dec '15 6:15:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* BrownNote: The IntendedAudienceReaction of the "holocaust section" of "You Made Me Realise" when performed live. It has been successful: the song has been known to induce hallucinations in audience members.
24th Dec '15 4:59:51 AM Morgenthaler
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MBV embarked on a short tour of England and the USA (co-headlining with Music/DinosaurJr and Music/YoLaTengo) as a result of Creation's financial dire straits, and were dropped from the label soon after. They signed with Island Records in October 1992, and began building their own studio, which was completed by April 1993. After churning out a cover of [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "We Have All The Time In The World"]] for a charity album and [[Music/{{Wire}} "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"]] for a tribute album, Shields' severe writer's block, extreme perfectionism (reportedly nearly 60 hours of material were recorded and discarded) and tension between the members caused the band to slide into a decade of inactivity and disintegrate[[note]]Googe left the band in 1996, claiming that she "hadn't been happy for a long time", and formed Snowpony; Colm joined Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions; Shields himself kept busy by playing with PrimalScream, {{Curve}}, DinosaurJr and others[[/note]].
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MBV embarked on a short tour of England and the USA (co-headlining with Music/DinosaurJr and Music/YoLaTengo) as a result of Creation's financial dire straits, and were dropped from the label soon after. They signed with Island Records in October 1992, and began building their own studio, which was completed by April 1993. After churning out a cover of [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "We Have All The Time In The World"]] for a charity album and [[Music/{{Wire}} "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"]] for a tribute album, Shields' severe writer's block, extreme perfectionism (reportedly nearly 60 hours of material were recorded and discarded) and tension between the members caused the band to slide into a decade of inactivity and disintegrate[[note]]Googe left the band in 1996, claiming that she "hadn't been happy for a long time", and formed Snowpony; Colm joined Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions; Shields himself kept busy by playing with PrimalScream, {{Curve}}, DinosaurJr Music/PrimalScream, Music/{{Curve}}, Music/DinosaurJr and others[[/note]].
19th Dec '15 8:32:57 AM roboe
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** That is to day, the 'holocaust' section has. 20+ minutes of pure noise and cacophony, played at 110 dB. Epic indeed.
6th Dec '15 11:38:33 AM CassandraLeo
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* SensoryAbuse: The "holocaust section" in live performances of "You Made Me Realise", described directly below under SerialEscalation.
11th Oct '15 11:54:00 AM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A tougher-than-usual case to rank, since they play relatively catchy SillyLoveSongs (albeit with a bit of a dark edge) but proceed to drown them in massive quantities of distortion. In general, they probabl come in around a 5-7 (due purely to sheer noisiness), with the odd tune getting slightly higher and some that drop well below this. Without the distortion, most of it would be a 2 or a 3.
21st Aug '15 10:28:32 AM bt8257
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** According to WordOfGod, ironically, writing the lyrics was one of the more time-consuming parts of "Loveless". Shields himself once said, "there's nothing worse than bad lyrics".
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** According to WordOfGod, ironically, writing the lyrics was one of the more time-consuming parts of "Loveless".''Loveless''. Shields himself once said, "there's nothing worse than bad lyrics".
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