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My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless' and the Un-Invention of Cock Rock

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.

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The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition

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.

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Mazzy Star: Seasons of Your Day

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.

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This Is Not Your Bloody Valentine: 10 Essential Non-'Loveless' Shoegaze Albums

Despite all the criticism and perhaps unworthy purple praise, there remains virtually a whole movement people ignore outside of its pink, hazy zenith.

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My Bloody Valentine: 13 March 2013 - London

The shoegaze legends are back touring in support of their hugely anticipated and epically delayed new album. So it's a bit strange they hardly play any of it.

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My Bloody Valentine: m b v - Counterpoint

What's more surprsing: that a third My Bloody Valentine album now actually exists, or that it's not all that far removed from where Loveless left off?

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The History of Apple Pie: Out of View

London indie rockers don't offer much new, but turn their twee influences into bright, enjoyable pop.

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Ringo Deathstarr: Shadow EP

Ringo Deathstarr shifts its shoegaze retro period of focus ahead by a year or two, maintaining the same striking, if now predictable, fidelity to its influences.

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Ride: Nowhere (20th Anniversary Edition)

Alan Moulder's mix reveals, in these Rhino remasters, a grittier coating over the hazy smear.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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Twenty Years Ago: My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'

1991 was the year My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless became the underground standard bearer for independent rock.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life. Again. Band Reunions Redefined in the 2000s

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.

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The Big Pink: A History of Love

UK duo gets fuzzy and epic on their debut tribute to '90s shoegaze.

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Japancakes: Soon/Touched

Whether you’re a Japancakes or a MBV fan, stick with the 2007 Loveless tribute.

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