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Isn't Anything (album) by My Bloody Valentine

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Isn't Anything
Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine (1988)
Overall rank: 508th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 536 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (73rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (508th)

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My Bloody Valentine bestography

Isn't Anything is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by My Bloody Valentine on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by My Bloody Valentine is Loveless which is ranked number 25 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 64,484.

My Bloody Valentine album bestography « Higher ranked (25th) This album (508th) Lower ranked (735th) »
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 536 votes)
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85/100
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79/100
 
75/100
05/08/2019 14:16
77/100
 
80/100
05/01/2019 09:27
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90/100
04/26/2019 06:30
89/100

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Took me about 7 listens to love Loveless. I don't know about this one though...
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75/100
From NCanon
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.
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70/100
Some very haunting moments during the first half.

Favorite tracks: Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

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85/100
From Brad1770
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

Masterpiece

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Intringing and dissonant, will give it more listens.
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From cmoshier
Best Tracks: Feed Me with Your Kiss, Cupid Come
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60/100
From JulianR
Definitely pretty weird on first listen but I'm sure it will get better
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95/100
I think the best part about it is how much it contrasts Loveless.
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Seriously, how is Loveless in the top 30 and this isn't even in the top 500??
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SO much better than Loveless. Raw, powerful, moving and so hanutingly beautiful. Loveless pales in comparison, I am in complete disbelief as to why it's so universally regarded their best over this masterpiece
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