Isn't Anything (studio album) by My Bloody Valentine
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The best album by My Bloody Valentine is Loveless which is ranked number 21 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 39,188.
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Sorry for being blasphemous; The sound of this album is just one noise, but perhaps my ears are filled with wax and that is fake news.
Needs an infinite amount of relistens, but I do not have the time in the world.
A quantidade que influência que esse álbum promoveu é enorme!
Isn't Anything is a good debut, in that it displayed what My Bloody Valentine were about, i.e. their sound and goal as a band. It doesn't achieve everything it's set out to do perfectly, but Isn't Anything is certainly a valiant effort. It's a bit disjointed at parts and the production is pretty odd sounding (the snare particularly sounds very electronic/choppy and is soaked in reverb).
Fav. Tracks: Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside), Lose My Breath, All I Need, Sueisfine.
Really good album. Unlike Loveless, which took many listens for me to enjoy, I got into this right away.
Took me about 7 listens to love Loveless. I don't know about this one though...
I was really shocked going back and listening to this, considering how much I love Loveless, just how sour this record is. Some very few moments of memorability are mostly overshadowed by a record that doesn't come close to realizing Shield's vision for the sound.
Some very haunting moments during the first half.
Favorite tracks: Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
I have always loved those "I was there " album stories , for example "I was there when Sgt Peppers came out " or " I was there when Joshua Tree was released " .... well I have my very own "I was there " moment , I was there when 'Isn't Anything' was released in 1988 and I'll never forget it . I pretty much picked this album up the week it was released , I don't recall why I decided to pick it up on vinyl LP but I just did (it must have been the musical gods speaking to me ) and TBH it was life changing . So I bring it home and drop the needle and I couldn't believe what I was hearing , it was like nothing that had come before and it literally blew my mind , I'll never forget that moment like the moment I first heard 'Surfer Rosa'
The reviews were Mind-Boggling such as this example from Melody Maker describing the album as - " a raving nymphomania and out of body experience that establishes them as absent minded rulers of this daydream nation"
Every song here is great , every moment means something . The song that really unlocked this album for me was "No More Sorry" a sorrowful longing piece that gets me every time
And you have to remember this was a land mark album / sound in that nothing had been done like it prior , shoe-gaze is now an established musical gene , this album is Ground Zero
Surprisingly haunting shoegazy noise-pop record that no doubt remains influential and is more than a simple precursor to "Loveless". Pretty strong throughout.
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