Loveless [Reissue]

Album Review of Loveless [Reissue] by My Bloody Valentine.

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Loveless [Reissue]

My Bloody Valentine

Release Date: May 7, 2012
Record label: Sony
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Loveless [Reissue] - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Pitchfork - 95
Based on rating 9.5/10
95

They exist. I'm holding the CDs right now, and I can tell you, they exist. The remasters of My Bloody Valentine's Creation catalog had been announced and delayed so many times, it became a running joke to ask which would come first, the Loveless remasters or the long-awaited follow-up. The inferred punchline was "neither." Advance copies circulated four years ago, but the leaks came and went and no one was sure if they were real.

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Drowned In Sound - 40
Based on rating 4/10
40

It’s hard to know where the truth ends and the legend begins with Loveless. There’s so much artifice surrounding the second My Bloody Valentine album that the iconic shoegazers’ failure to come up with a follow-up in 20 years is almost excusable. Formed by Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig in the early Eighties, by the early Noughties this pioneering four piece would only be referred to via a tinnitus-induced whisper of critical reverence.

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The Quietus
Their review was positive

So what to make of this noise now, with British pop restored/reduced to chirpiness, choppiness or chippiness, everyone running around like idiots? I suppose it should sound dated. It doesn't: My Bloody Valentine's breathy roar, reissued into a new century, stands outside of time, is stronger than ….

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