Isn't Anything (album) by My Bloody Valentine

Isn't Anything
Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 465th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 569 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (65th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (465th)
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My Bloody Valentine bestography

Isn't Anything is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by My Bloody Valentine on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by My Bloody Valentine is Loveless which is ranked number 22 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 42,443.

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80/100 (from 569 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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100/100
From 06/12/2020 13:37
Fav. Tracks: Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside), Lose My Breath, All I Need, Sueisfine.
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70/100
From 06/27/2019 02:20
Really good album. Unlike Loveless, which took many listens for me to enjoy, I got into this right away.
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40/100
From 04/04/2019 23:26
Took me about 7 listens to love Loveless. I don't know about this one though...
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75/100
From 10/17/2018 21:11
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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From 10/04/2018 01:50
Some very haunting moments during the first half.

Favorite tracks: Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

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85/100
From 05/19/2018 08:51
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

85/100
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From 03/03/2018 19:50
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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From 11/22/2017 21:10
Intringing and dissonant, will give it more listens.
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From 09/08/2017 16:27
Best Tracks: Feed Me with Your Kiss, Cupid Come
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60/100
From 08/31/2017 23:49
Definitely pretty weird on first listen but I'm sure it will get better
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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
7. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
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9. Green by R.E.M.
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19. Rattle And Hum by U2
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