October 11, 2004

"SAY ANYTHING" // my bloody valentine

My Bloody Valentine's, "Isn't Anything", is seen by many as the template for the 'shoegazing' movement of pop that was soon to follow. Founded in Dublin in 1984, the line-up at the time of "Isn't Anything"'s release was Kevin Shields, Deb Googe, Bilinda Butcher, and Colm O'Ciosoig. The album garnered rave reviews in the Brit press and influenced bands that spawned the term shoegazer pop: Lush, Slowdive, Ride, Boo Radleys, and others. Although this disc is now 13 years old, it is a seminal work that deserves your attention, if only to lead you to other artists like Cocteau Twins, Spaceman 3, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

isn't anything


cocteau twins +
cherry coloured funk
the jesus and mary chain +
between planets

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