My Bloody Valentine's Loveless stands as an album of (at least) equal importance to Nirvana's Nevermind. A great deal of its importance is how it offers a gender-bending sonic style that severed the entrenched connections between the electric guitar and masculine phallic power.
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
26 Dec 2013
Those familiar with the languid delivery of Hope Sandoval and the teasing alternation of holding back and letting go that characterizes David Roback's music, with and without his band mates, will recognize Mazzy Star's perch between celestial elevation and shrouded descent.
24 Oct 2013
Despite all the criticism and perhaps unworthy purple praise, there remains virtually a whole movement people ignore outside of its pink, hazy zenith.
11 Sep 2013
Counterbalance tiptoes down to the holy places and gives a listen to the 74th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time.
23 Mar 2012
1991 was the year My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless became the underground standard bearer for independent rock.
01 Mar 2011
The decade's most memorable reunion stories have not been cash grabs by classic rock giants, but unexpected comebacks by some of indie's most valuable players. Here's why.
14 Jan 2010
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