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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: 501st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 514 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1988 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (71st)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (501st)

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My Bloody Valentine bestography

Isn't Anything is ranked 2nd best out of 10 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 62,370.

My Bloody Valentine album bestography « Higher ranked (25th) This album (501st) Lower ranked (755th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Loveless by My Bloody Valentine, Doolittle by Pixies and The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 514 votes)
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75/100
From NCanon 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 ItSaysDilbert 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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From Brad1770 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

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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 21:10
Intringing and dissonant, will give it more listens.
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90/100
From cmoshier 09/08/2017 16:27
Best Tracks: Feed Me with Your Kiss, Cupid Come
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From JulianR 08/31/2017 23:49
Definitely pretty weird on first listen but I'm sure it will get better
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From suprisedkyou 08/29/2017 20:07
I think the best part about it is how much it contrasts Loveless.
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From flamingyesdept 02/14/2017 12:30
Seriously, how is Loveless in the top 30 and this isn't even in the top 500??
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From flamingyesdept 09/04/2016 14:30
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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From garycottier 06/10/2016 18:00
Loveless, without the distorted guitars. Alright, it's not that simple, but, isn't anything, is another excellent My Bloody Valentine. As opposed to it's successor, you can concentrate on the songs a bit more than you would on, loveless, as that is more about sound and feel(as well as great songs), where as this is LP is more naked if that's the correct term. Altogether, not quite as majestic as it's follow up, but a fine MBV record.
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