💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Loveless

Hi everyone, welcome to your HGATR spin-off thread where we pass judgement on a classic (for want of a better word) album. I’ll do one album a week and leave the poll open until Sunday evening so people can give it a proper listen if they’re not familiar with it or haven’t listened to it in while

This week is My Bloody Valentine - Loveless: It took two and half years to make and nearly bankrupted Creation but how good is it really?

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Best track:

  • Only Shallow
  • Loomer
  • Touched
  • To Here Knows When
  • When You Sleep
  • I Only Said
  • Come In Alone
  • Sometimes
  • Blown A Wish
  • What You Want
  • Soon

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In an attempt to get maximum engagement in these threads I’m going to let you choose the next album (although I do reserve the right to occasional pick one myself). Below are five albums randomly selected from the list of 150-odd I put together as possible candidates for these threads. YMMV on whether some of these are a ‘classic’ especially the more recent ones but I’ve tried to pick albums that will encourage a lively debate and hopefully some red hot takes.

So, which off these albums would you like to be the subject of nest week’s thread?

  • Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of…
  • Grandaddy - The Software Slump
  • D’Angelo - Voodoo
  • Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
  • DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

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Enjoyed those live shows a few years ago. Never actually listen to the album though.

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I ended up seeing them too many times but the warm up show and then the first London show were amazing

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How many times is too many times?

I gave it a 3. I never actually made it through the album I think and at that ATP I recall falling asleep in that dark upstairs room at Minehead while they played (earplugs in).

I’d give Isn’t Anything a 7 or 8 though.

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Don’t listen to the whole album that often now (though I first heard it when I was 15 when my mum told someone at the corner shop that I liked “alternative music” and this bloke did a CD-R of Loveless and a Killing Joke album for me). Still absolutely love When You Sleep and Blown A Wish though.


Cheers JohnM, I have added this tag to my watch list

I’m guessing you voted Endtroducing as the next album


Bought tickets to the m b v gigs during a lecture. My mate Chris asked what I was doing so I explained and I said “are you interested?” and he said “yes” so I got him a ticket too. He thought I said “Bullet for my Valentine” though and was disappointed when the tickets turned up in the post. I sold his for him and went my myself and had a really good time.

Loveless is really good. Tend to reach for the collection of EPs they put out in 2012 if I want an MBV fix. Picking a track from that list is a difficult exercise eh.


Briefly went with the Beasties but not sure I can take all the try-hards on here pretending it’s not 10/10. :wink:

At least Entroducing… should get less of that I feel.

I had it saved as a spotfiy download but just checked and i can’t listen to it anymore


Dunno why. NMH’s EP ain’t on anymore either

those bastards

To Here Knows When recklessly loud is my favourite musical experience I think


I’m 100% the right age and target audience for Loveless. Listened to it plenty of times and periodically returned and given it another go. Not only not for me but I actively dislike it.

2 because there are of course many worse albums.

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Listened to it so many times, but still find new things to hear.

One of the best.