my bloody valentine
Isn't Anything
Domino Records
REWIGLP158S / Includes Download Code
2022 repress, gatefold sleeve, 180g vinyl, 6 art prints
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1Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
2Lose My Breath
3Cupid Come
4(When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream
5No More Sorry
6All I Need
7Feed Me With Your Kiss
9Several Girls Galore
10You Never Should
11Nothing Much To Lose
12I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)

my bloody valentine, the quartet of Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig, are widely revered as one of the most ground-breaking and influential groups of the past forty years. During an era in which guitar bands denoted, at best, a retro-classicism, not only did my bloody valentine sound unlike any of their contemporaries, the band achieved the rare feat of sounding like the future.

With their debut album Isn’t Anything (originally released in 1988), my bloody valentine revolutionised alternative music and heralded a new approach to guitar music for generations to come. The album birthed a sound which became a template for thousands of new subgenres, heralding a new approach to guitar music and studio production. Not only was it a new type of music, it paved the way for a new type of journalism; inciting comparisons to elemental phenomenon, tapping into how the music affected the psyche. Shields and Butcher frequently sang in a similar vocal range that allowed their voices to blend together. This had the effect of making their gender indistinguishable, to the point where their voices could be used as another melodic layer to complement the vertigo-inducing sounds made by Shields’ guitars.