M B V - My Bloody Valentine
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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 144

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  1. Feb 26, 2013
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    I wish Talk Talk had come out of retirement instead. M B V sounds like Loveless with all the substance removed. I would review it in detail, but despite having listened five times I still couldn't say what it sounded like.
  2. Nov 16, 2013
    2
    Listening to this album is one of those moments when I feel like I am a victim of some elaborate, grand-scale trolling scheme. An album that received universal acclaim, an album surrounded with hype of thousand suns. I really tried to like it, trust me I really did. I just cannot comprehend what do people actually love M B V for.

    The easiest to digest, and closest to what I'd call an
    Listening to this album is one of those moments when I feel like I am a victim of some elaborate, grand-scale trolling scheme. An album that received universal acclaim, an album surrounded with hype of thousand suns. I really tried to like it, trust me I really did. I just cannot comprehend what do people actually love M B V for.

    The easiest to digest, and closest to what I'd call an actual music is the song "New You" fairly uninspiring pop-rock song. The rest, oh boy where to start. The last three were simply a torture to listen to. It goes like this, pretty much:

    1. grab a guitar, a dozen of distortion pedals at the same time and play four completely random chords in succession;
    2. find a chick who will moan something to your song; Make sure nobody can understand what she actually sings.
    3. get the drummer who will play entirely the same thing for 5 minutes.

    There, that's what M B V sounds like. And it took them 20+ years to make.

    As I said, I think this is some very elaborate prank or maybe I listened to the wrong record. I certainly hope so.
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Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 70
    MBV is no great leap forward, though it's still aeons ahead of its 21st century competition. [Apr 2013, p.98]
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    90
    The noise that's here is lovely, heartbreaking, expansive and raw. [No. 97, p.58]
  3. The perfect album, albums with no filler, albums that when over, leave you breathless and don't inspire you to want more music from the band, but make you want to listen to the album from the start, all over again; m b v is that album.