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Loveless [MINIDISC]

My Bloody Valentine Mini-Disc
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Mini-Disc (11 July 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B00004WTAF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,533,717 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Have really 20 years past since Kevin Shields and co firmly planted the sonic terror "Loveless" into the hands of Alan McGee at Creation Records? The record owner had by that time been driven to distraction working with the band and promptly dropped them from the label. He has attacked them ever since describing their reunion in 2008 as "nostalgic cabaret" and has recently compared Shields to Charlotte Church! There must be some latent sympathy with the tortured McGee since Shields perfectionism was legendary not least as he attempted in a Brian Wilson-esc fashion to get the sounds in his head transplanted into a studio context. The result would see days of the band locked away producing nothing on tape and Creation record executives barred from the recordings. Indeed more latterly the oft promised and almost legendary remaster of "Loveless" has been subject to more delays than the Arriva timetable with some eight release dates promised in the past 18 months. Many doubt it will ever appear, but it begs the question does it need to?

"Loveless" despite its chaotic genesis is as a near as damn it to rock perfection that you will find on a vinyl disk. This is a record devoid of guitar solo's, simple chord structures and traditional melodies. The clear intent behind it was to deconstruct the standard rock song by overlaying it with a plethora of manipulated sound frameworks and audible intransigence. Shields use of backward reverb, barely audible drums, swirling and twisted guitar instrumentation and all other kinds of studio wizardry was brewed up in to a sonic stew which sometimes borders on the overwrought but often is touched by the gods. The whole thing evades categorization with the term "shoe-gaze" a convenient label that no longer fits.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A My Bloody fan from the start 24 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
A group of five friends saw My Bloody Valentine in Exeter in 1990 (1/2). I had listened to the group for years before, but had never seen them. I was completely blown away by their performance (and background video - very windows media player screensaver experience as I remember). Two of my friends left after being blown away by silverfish,the support band, but the rest of us experienced what was to become a spine chilling, once in a life time experience (and still is, thinking back to it) - The only problem with the concert was there were so few there!! I'm pleased to say I was there to see one of the last performances of group
Buy this album and listen while watching media player screensavers!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loveless 10 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Well...this album is definitely something different. It is simply hard to describe something so beautiful and something so good.

Were to start...

I first herd of MBV when i saw the You Made Me Realise video on MTV2 ( something which is extremely rare as i quickly found out) . I was left completely gobsmacked . At first i didnt know how to react . At the time my musical taste was confined within the borders of Muse and The Beatles (although they still remain one of my favourite bands). Soon after that i forgot about it and a few months later i was watching top 100 albums of the 90's on MTV2 again and at some point i saw a very strange song called Soon beeing played . The band was once again MBV and i was once again left completely speechless . It had to be the strangest music i've ever herd . By then i was determined to find out more about this band . Over the following year i have listened to tracks like Only Shallow , Feed Me With Yr Kiss and Blown A Wish.

So i bought loveless.

It is simply one of my favourite albums (that and Isnt Anything by MBV and Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth-check them out ) . I dont know what does it . Kevin Shields's And Billinda Butcher's calm vocals?the layered guitars and distand drumming? the strange surrealistic lyrics?

it still remains a mystery to me.

All i know is that this album is simply perfect

MBV touched the heaven with this album

some people of course dont get the music of MBV . My sis thinks its noisy boring loud music with monotounous vocals. Ofcourse i dont get the point of death mettal and disposable pop music (fegie , britney , paris hilton etc) but i guess no one has the same tastes


juts buy this album
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When you wake you're still in a dream 5 Feb 2006
By KirstyH
Format:Audio CD
This is quite simply one of the greatest albums I have ever heard. Nothing else sounds remotely like it, even other MBV material. I bought it back in 1991 when it first came out and it has rarely been far from my turntable/CD player/iPod over the last 15 years.
Imagine it's early morning and your alarm clock has gone off. Then you realise it's Saturday and you don't have to go to work. You turn the alarm off and roll over, not quite awake, not quite asleep. The feeling you have at this point is what "Loveless" sounds like.
Buy it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. 3 Feb 2001
By Sick Mouthy VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The cover has a picture of a purpley-pinky-bluey guitar, all fuzzy and warped and psychedelic. This is the only album I have ever heard that sounds EXACTLY how the cover looks. And it is brilliant. Turn it up and it's an astonishing visceral thrill, turn it down and it's a soothing, redemptive balm of sound. Gorgeous.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Awesome album great tracks
Published 7 days ago by billyboy 1958
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal reissue
I'm a new MBV fan, having just gotten into them upon ordering this release a few weeks ago. I'm not going to waste time rambling about how great the album is, but instead how great... Read more
Published 12 months ago by JP Marone
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most important albums ever
A must have, no band sounded the same after it. And the almost imperceptible differences between the 2 remasters are the perfect excuse to crank it all the way up. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Goncalo Santos
5.0 out of 5 stars top quality product
really good job. A+.top quality product.
i really recomend the cd and the store.
fast shipment and protection for the product.
Published 17 months ago by josi roberto martins da silva
1.0 out of 5 stars Mean
It's a mean trick this. Absolutely no difference apart from the unforgivable glitch. Shields can forget it. Silly sod. Fool me twice etc
Published 18 months ago by Kees Popinga
5.0 out of 5 stars Stupendous
Loveless can be impenetrable at first: it seems tuneless and lacking in conventional pop songs. But give it time and listen to the entire album and it begins to make sense. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr. T. Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars you will hear ,......
..... the new good quality of sound on the remastered version of this "old" new coming out record of MBV!
it is a must have for every MBV fan out in that universe,....
Published 20 months ago by bernhard ramusch
4.0 out of 5 stars You already know.
Not sure this requires a review but here goes , ........ You either like it or loathe it buy it and find out.
Published 21 months ago by M. J. D. Crowley
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't quite hear it
It's like your next door neighbour is playing the best music in the world but you can't quite hear it clearly enough. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr. Marcus D. Hough
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well remastered
This album has been remastered very well. Listen loud through decent headphones. Greatest album of all time. End of story.
Published 23 months ago by M. CORRIGAN
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