Loveless [Reissue] - My Bloody Valentine
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  • Summary: The second album from the Irish rock band is reissued with an unreleased remaster of the album from the original tapes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 10, 2012
    100
    A bittersweet symphony that remains unparalleled.
  2. May 11, 2012
    100
    Essentially perfect... It remains a landmark that hasn't aged a day.
  3. May 31, 2012
    100
    Loveless holds it own as one of the great rock albums, period. [Jun 2012, p.90]
  4. May 10, 2012
    90
    [Loveless] not only stands the test of time, but transcends it. Songs like 'When You Sleep' sound as inventive now and would outshine much of the crop of young pretenders... Remains an archetypal classic.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    80
    How, exactly, do you follow an album like Loveless? It's a question that pop has yet to answer. [Jun 2012, p.119]
  6. May 10, 2012
    80
    The reach of these records [Loveless and Isn't Anything] makes bands yet to form sound hopelessly out-of-date.
  7. 60
    This 1991 album is the best of three reissues of their work – also available are their debut, Isn't Anything, and a 2CD compilation of outtakes and EPs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Jun 18, 2012
    10
    Trying to give a fresh perspective on an ubiquitous album such as "Loveless" is as futile as trying to win the lottery. Basically everythingTrying to give a fresh perspective on an ubiquitous album such as "Loveless" is as futile as trying to win the lottery. Basically everything that can be written about this album has. It has had twenty-one years to fester in conversations and mythos, and at the end of the day your not really listening to the album, but the hyperbole people have heaped upon this object. As someone who is joining the party over twenty years late I can assure people with doubts of the products quality that this album not only lives up to the hype, but exceeds it. It really is a sound like I have never heard before. It is so loud and obnoxious that throughout the first listen it taxes and repulses you, but I implore you not to give up. If you take your time and listen to it repeatedly the sound will slowly unravel and you'll see the genius of this album. It has been described by critics as a battle between sound and noise, but the album is not unruly or effusive; it's production is as tight as any Radiohead album, and the music's quality easily exceeds their many legendary peers in the nineties. It's rare to find something, let alone an album, that can live up to it's extraordinary hype, but Loveless is one of the rare things that can. I don't want to spoil the album because as a virgin listener you will want to try and go in blank and through the whole thing in one listen. This is easily one of the best albums of the nineties, not only for the amazing music, but for its legendary status and indie appeal that has not faltered yet. If you haven't listened to this album yet you owe it to yourself to give it a try. This will capture your attention just as much as it did mine. Expand
  2. May 18, 2012
    10
    It is perfect. It is 100% flawless. It is an idea perfected and left inevitably unbeatable, no matter how many bands have tried. It is a hugeIt is perfect. It is 100% flawless. It is an idea perfected and left inevitably unbeatable, no matter how many bands have tried. It is a huge world filled with pink haze and almost painfully intense noises. At first it may seem too much, you may feel that it is overdoing the noise aspect. Then you'll slowly start to feel comfortable with the album. Then you'll never want to lose this album, you'll always want it there when loud, sweeping but an inevitably warm music experience is what you need. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    10
    Loveless is the apex of music created in the indie scene from the early - mid 80s through to the early 90s. It combined the noise of JAMC withLoveless is the apex of music created in the indie scene from the early - mid 80s through to the early 90s. It combined the noise of JAMC with the Cocteau Twins and created something totally new. It is actually beyond criticism since it is so important. It astonishes me that someone say that the early Lush EPs were better than this. That is like saying that Heman's Hermits were better than The Beatles. To me that statement is either just being contrarian to appear uber cool or just ignorant. My Bloody Valentine probably created the Shoegazing scene with Isn't Anything and ended it with Loveless. After all, where do you go after Loveless? Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2013
    10
    What else can you say about Loveless? It is a perfect album, and only one album (OK Computer) can ever compare. Every song on Loveless isWhat else can you say about Loveless? It is a perfect album, and only one album (OK Computer) can ever compare. Every song on Loveless is beautiful and mesmerizing, and none of the songs ever get old. It demands multiple listens to truly appreciate it's beauty. You have to listen to this album, it is a must, do not miss this, you will regret. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    10
    The best album of all time??, sometimes I believe it so. I've listened to tons of bands, albums, and songs but in the end it all comes back toThe best album of all time??, sometimes I believe it so. I've listened to tons of bands, albums, and songs but in the end it all comes back to Loveless. Expand
  6. May 31, 2012
    9
    A Perfect Bland Of Rock!
    Amazing Vocals And A Amazing Album
    Perfect Combo Of Vocals And Music..
  7. Jun 18, 2012
    0
    This is a great album, not quite one of my favorites though, it did inspire much of what I listen to, but does it hold up? sort of... IThis is a great album, not quite one of my favorites though, it did inspire much of what I listen to, but does it hold up? sort of... I guess? I prefer the stuff that it inspired really... 8/10 A classic from the 90's, along with Aeroplane, OK Computer, and Slanted and Enchanted, but I think I like those albums better. Expand

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