Anyone else hear the new My Bloody Valentine album?

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#1 Posted by Reed_Bowie (506 posts) -
Just got done hearing it, and I have to say I was impressed. It's hard to live up the hype after 22 years of releasing such a ground-breaking album but MBV did it. I especially appreciate how tracks 6-9 got pretty experimental and were almost like a blend of Drum and Bass and Shoegaze. Sort of did like a David Bowie- Low thing with the contrast of the early and latter part of the album.
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#2 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -
i just downloaded it and am currently on track 4 (is this and yes). gonna try and wait a few days before i come to any conclusions though since it took me awhile before i really got into loveless.
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#3 Posted by freek666 (22312 posts) -

Not yet, but I'll get around to it eventually. I'm personally waiting for Pinkshinyultrablast's debut, whenever that happens.

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#4 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -
Listened through it twice now. I really wasn't expecting it to be this good since it's been so long since Loveless. My favorite track from it so far is "New You". I know it's still early, but I don't really think many albums will be able to top this for my personal AOTY. Maybe the upcoming album from The Knife?
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#5 Posted by Perfect_Blue (30068 posts) -

OH FVCK ITS OUT?! I fvcking adore Loveless

will listen ASAP

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#6 Posted by FalcoLX (4452 posts) -
Last 3 tracks were the best in my opinion. On my second listen now.
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#7 Posted by FalcoLX (4452 posts) -
Oh and the album art is fvcking awful.
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#8 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

Oh and the album art is fvcking awful.FalcoLX

Agreed, I think I'd like it without the text though. Or they could've put a small, not-distracting "My Bloody Valentine" in the corner like they did for Loveless.

The album itself is so pretty

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#9 Posted by MonsieurX (36892 posts) -
They are still alive?
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#10 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

Hyperbole time
I think I might like this more than Loveless

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#11 Posted by mexicangordo (8687 posts) -

One of the top most anticipated rock records of the new decade finally comes out.  i've listened to it twice, both with different notes.  Stay tuned for my review later on ( I listen to albums at least 3 times at different times to draw a conclusion)

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#12 Posted by Wolfetan (7522 posts) -

Nope.

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#13 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -
I really love Chillwave, and chillwave is imo, a spiritual successor to shoegaze. Therefore i have to love the album.
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#14 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -
Pretty impressed also.
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#15 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -
I really love Chillwave, and chillwave is imo, a spiritual successor to shoegaze. Therefore i have to love the album.FrostyPhantasm
Do you like Toro Y moi?
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#16 Posted by FrostyPhantasm (8521 posts) -
[QUOTE="FrostyPhantasm"]I really love Chillwave, and chillwave is imo, a spiritual successor to shoegaze. Therefore i have to love the album.YoshiYogurt
Do you like Toro Y moi?

I doooo.
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#17 Posted by mexicangordo (8687 posts) -

[QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"][QUOTE="FrostyPhantasm"]I really love Chillwave, and chillwave is imo, a spiritual successor to shoegaze. Therefore i have to love the album.FrostyPhantasm
Do you like Toro Y moi?

I doooo.

There is no such thing as chillwave...Not to start a debate or anything but, ya...

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#18 Posted by scoots9 (3491 posts) -

Listening to it for the 3rd time right now.

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#19 Posted by Reed_Bowie (506 posts) -
Oh and the album art is fvcking awful.FalcoLX
What? I love the album art. Especially with the hidden images, the squares, the heavy blue tint ( just like loveless had a pink tint), and all the squares and distortion. edit: I said squares twice.
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#21 Posted by Jazz_Fan (29516 posts) -
I am illegally downloading it now; will try to listen to it tomorrow if I have the time. Loveless is f*cking brilliant and I'm skeptical this will live up to the hype... I just hope it doesn't suck entirely.
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#22 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

Are they like those other guys?  Ugh, that band, dammit it's right there.  FffghhhrghhAHHHH.  Oh yeah, My Chemical Romance.

InEMplease

They're polar opposites

I just hope it doesn't suck entirely.Jazz_Fan

Whether or not you'll like it as much as Loveless I don't know, but I can assure you that it doesn't suck entirely

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#23 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

[QUOTE="FrostyPhantasm"][QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"] Do you like Toro Y moi? mexicangordo

I doooo.

There is no such thing as chillwave...Not to start a debate or anything but, ya...

Pretty sure it exists http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chillwave and ooo Neon Indian <3 is the best possible example
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#24 Posted by SSJ_Nega (3171 posts) -

Just finished work, and this was certainly a nice surprise to come home to.

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#25 Posted by Slow_Show (2018 posts) -

I can't believe I'm listening to a new MBV album right now (and it's actually really good). 

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#26 Posted by Engrish_Major (17373 posts) -
[QUOTE="mexicangordo"]

[QUOTE="FrostyPhantasm"] I doooo.YoshiYogurt

There is no such thing as chillwave...Not to start a debate or anything but, ya...

Pretty sure it exists http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chillwave and ooo Neon Indian <3 is the best possible example

I am quite partial to Washed Out.
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#27 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -

[QUOTE="FrostyPhantasm"][QUOTE="YoshiYogurt"] Do you like Toro Y moi? mexicangordo

I doooo.

There is no such thing as chillwave...Not to start a debate or anything but, ya...

lol
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#28 Posted by Reed_Bowie (506 posts) -
I thought the name of the album was lazy as fvck. Just "m b v". It's like when a franchise has been dormant for a while and they want to make a new installment but they don't want to scare off people who could be new to the series and may not bother with it thinking "I've missed too much so I won't understand it", so they just name it after the first one. Like Twisted Metal, Prince of Persia, Rambo, DMC: Devil May Cry.