Pitchfork's 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

Pitchfork's 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

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50. Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Comes

Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Comes
March 18, 2002
Noise Rock
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

49. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors - Turning Into Small

All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors - Turning Into Small
April 1, 1998
Shoegaze
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
74
3 reviews

48. Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow

Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
May 13, 2016
Shoegaze
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
76
67 reviews

A collection that sounds happy, and more importantly comforting, even when you know, as you always did, that there's no point in going on, but that we all do anyhow.

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47. The Telescopes - Taste

The Telescopes - Taste
June 1, 1989
Noise Rock
Critic Score
50
1 review
User Score
85
2 reviews

46. lovesliescrushing - Bloweyelashwish

lovesliescrushing - Bloweyelashwish
January 1, 1994
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
75
1 review

45. Drop Nineteens - Delaware

Drop Nineteens - Delaware
June 5, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
83
5 reviews

44. Autolux - Future Perfect

Autolux - Future Perfect
November 26, 2004
Noise Pop
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
83
11 reviews
Azar, Edwards, and Goreshter now emerge from their slumber, preserved and prepared, ready to scorch the earth with their afterburn.
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43. The Veldt - Afrodisiac

The Veldt - Afrodisiac
February 8, 1994
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

42. Adorable - Against Perfection

Adorable - Against Perfection
March 1, 1993
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
92
2 reviews

41. Starflyer 59 - Gold

Starflyer 59 - Gold
June 27, 1995
Shoegaze
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
83
3 reviews

40. Curve - Doppelgänger

Curve - Doppelgänger
March 9, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
73
2 reviews

39. Windy & Carl - Antarctica: The Bliss Out, Vol. 2

Windy & Carl - Antarctica: The Bliss Out, Vol. 2
February 1, 1997
Drone
Critic Score
86
2 reviews
User Score
87
3 reviews

38. A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers
August 7, 2007
Noise Rock
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
84
18 reviews

37. Asobi Seksu - Citrus

Asobi Seksu - Citrus
May 30, 2006
Shoegaze
Critic Score
81
11 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

36. Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric

Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric
August 16, 1995
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
90
3 reviews

35. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
September 15, 2009
Shoegaze
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
80
11 reviews

34. Pale Saints - In Ribbons

Pale Saints - In Ribbons
March 23, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
75
2 reviews

33. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Methodrone
January 1, 1995
Shoegaze
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
83
11 reviews

32. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
August 8, 2007
Shoegaze
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
80
28 reviews

31. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place

Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
June 2, 2003
Downtempo
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
80
4 reviews

30. Blonde Redhead - 23

Blonde Redhead - 23
April 10, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
80
33 reviews

29. Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living

Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living
September 15, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
77
4 reviews

28. Bardo Pond - Amanita

Bardo Pond - Amanita
April 3, 1996
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
91
5 reviews

27. Lush - Spooky

Lush - Spooky
January 27, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
85
10 reviews

26. Flying Saucer Attack - Further

Flying Saucer Attack - Further
April 17, 1995
Space Rock
Critic Score
86
2 reviews
User Score
85
6 reviews

25. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps

The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
August 31, 1993
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
92
3 reviews

24. Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing

Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing
September 1, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
70
1 review
User Score
85
3 reviews

23. Catherine Wheel - Ferment

Catherine Wheel - Ferment
June 9, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
91
2 reviews

22. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
April 14, 2003
Electronic
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
82
102 reviews

21. Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness

Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness
February 12, 1990
Dream Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
79
6 reviews

20. Jesu - Jesu

Jesu - Jesu
December 8, 2004
Drone Metal
Critic Score
76
4 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

19. Curve - Pubic Fruit

Curve - Pubic Fruit
April 1, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

18. Kitchens of Distinction - Strange Free World

Kitchens of Distinction - Strange Free World
March 18, 1991
Shoegaze
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

17. Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

Chapterhouse - Whirlpool
April 29, 1991
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
87
13 reviews

16. Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam

Mercury Rev - Yerself Is Steam
May 14, 1991
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
23 reviews

15. Swervedriver - Raise

Swervedriver - Raise
September 30, 1991
Shoegaze
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
82
4 reviews

14. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Shoegaze
Critic Score
88
34 reviews
User Score
81
452 reviews

Where Loveless felt effortless, mbv strains, pushing at its boundaries with a sense of pensive gloom. 

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13. Seefeel - Quique

Seefeel - Quique
December 1, 1993
Ambient Techno
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
82
3 reviews

12. Slowdive - Pygmalion

Slowdive - Pygmalion
February 6, 1995
Dream Pop
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
84
45 reviews

11. Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton

Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton
March 26, 1993
Noise Pop
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
83
5 reviews

10. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
August 5, 1993
Shoegaze
Critic Score
89
4 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

9. Catherine Wheel - Chrome

Catherine Wheel - Chrome
July 20, 1993
Shoegaze
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
88
5 reviews

8. Lush - Gala

Lush - Gala
November 13, 1990
Shoegaze
Critic Score
84
2 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

7. Slowdive - Just for a Day

Slowdive - Just for a Day
September 2, 1991
Dream Pop
Critic Score
71
3 reviews
User Score
81
59 reviews

6. The Verve - A Storm in Heaven

The Verve - A Storm in Heaven
June 21, 1993
Shoegaze
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
82
20 reviews

5. Ride - Going Blank Again

Ride - Going Blank Again
March 9, 1992
Shoegaze
Critic Score
86
5 reviews
User Score
85
34 reviews

4. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Shoegaze
Critic Score
97
3 reviews
User Score
87
173 reviews

3. Ride - Nowhere

Ride - Nowhere
October 15, 1990
Shoegaze
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
88
90 reviews

2. Slowdive - Souvlaki

Slowdive - Souvlaki
May 17, 1993
Dream Pop
Critic Score
92
3 reviews
User Score
90
205 reviews

1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
November 4, 1991
Shoegaze
Critic Score
92
7 reviews
User Score
92
507 reviews

They bypass the language center of the brain and head for other areas-- where memory, tactile sensation, and emotions lie. It's an album you feel more than one you understand.

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