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My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: Remembering My Awkward Encounter With Kevin Shields 

My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: my recollection of pissing off MVB’s frontman.  November 4th marks a significant date in alternative rock history: the 25 anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 shoegaze epic Loveless. Click here to see where Loveless ranks on my list of best 1991 albums At this point it’s hard to give any more insight […]

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Upside Down The Creation Records Story Review

Upside Down The Creation Records Story Review. Rock doc revisits the Shoegaze, Acid-house and Britpop scenes through the prism of the record label that broke them all. I really couldn’t understand what he was saying but he was clearly enthusiastic. So says Post-punk icon Bob Mould while discussing Alan McGee, the drug crazed, often unintelligible […]

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Album Review: Primal Scream ‘More Light’

Album Review: Primal Scream make their strongest album since 2002’s ‘Evil Heat’ with ‘More Light’. There are few bands more erratic than Scottish alt-rock band Primal Scream. For every strong effort (Vanishing Point, XTRMNR, Evil Heat), there are moments that fall flat (Give Out, But Don’t Give Up, Riot City Blues). For whatever reason, the […]

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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine ‘MBV’

Album Review: 21 years after “Loveless”, My Bloody Valentine release their new album ‘MBV’. Does it live up to its predecessor? With little warning, My Bloody Valentine released their new album  MBV (or ‘m b v‘, officially) on their website, causing a flurry of anticipatory internet chatter and server crashes. But every fan had the same concern: how […]

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My Bloody Valentine Release New Album ‘MBV’

My Bloody Valentine Release New Album “MBV”, their first new album in 22 years. (Yes, this is actually happening). I reported back in December that bandleader Kevin Shields‘ had announced that his band My Bloody Valentine had finished recording a new album. This was greeted by fans with great suspicion given their last album, the […]

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My Bloody Valentine Finish Recording New Album

My Bloody Valentine’s long in the making follow-up to 1991’s Loveless is finished. Now how to match those sky-high expectations?   Stereogum just posted the news that My Bloody Valentine have just completed mastering their new album. I shall repeat that; My Bloody Valentine  just completed mastering their new album. It’ll be their first new album in almost 23 […]

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The Top 40 Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock Part 3

The Top 40 Most Underrated Guitarists in Rock Part 3 Okay, so now that you’ve read part 1, and part 2, we just have 15 of the most underrated guitarists in rock to go. If you want to own any of their material, just click ontheir album image to take you to Amazon. Off we […]

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The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time, Part 2

The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time, Part 2

Okay, well here we are for round 2 of my picks for the TOP 30 best film soundtracks of all time (you can find part 1 here) Let’s begin.     18. “Lost In Translation” I can’t attest to being a huge fan of Sofia Coppola or of this film. I didn’t dislike it mind […]

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