my bloody valentine - loveless
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1991 Ratings: #38 / 433
User Score
1991 Ratings: #1
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

After two painstaking years in the studio ... the group emerged with their masterpiece, which fulfilled all of the promise of their previous albums. If Isn't Anything was the Valentines' sonic blueprint, then Loveless saw those plans fleshed out, in the most literal sense.

100
Entertainment Weekly

Loveless ... is simply the most astounding-sounding album produced last year — a collage of voices, looping, and reverberated metallic guitars, and effects guaranteed to convince unprepared listeners their CD players are dying.

100
Tiny Mix Tapes
It’s weird, but beautiful, and takes you on a musical journey distinct from any other band... All in all, this record amounts to nothing less than a virtual reinvention of the guitar.
90
Sputnikmusic
There's rarely a moment on Loveless that seems out of place or not in touch with the rest of the epic that Kevin Shields hoped to create. Every second is thought out, with nothing being forgotten.
90
Clash

Experimenting with the whole sound process, from controlled feedback to vocals buried deep in the mix, yet with a delicate precision that creates an absorbing record; one which not only stands the test of time, but transcends it.

80
Rolling Stone

Loveless oozes a sonic balm that first embraces and then softly pulverizes the frantic stress of life.

80
NME
'Loveless' fires a silver-coated bullet into the future, daring all-comers to try and recreate its mixture of moods, feelings, emotion, styles and, yes, innovations.
BradTasteMusic
98

I think something is wrong with my rock album

NR

no one understands me

nostalgia
100

For my 100th review I wanted to talk about an album that means a lot me, and the obvious pick of the bunch is My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless', my favourite album of all time.

My history with this album started when I was around 14, I was in a bookstore and I saw one of those 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die books, and decided: "why not?". To give more context, at the time my musical taste was far from what it is today. I tended to avoid anything that wasn't classic rock like ... read more

Shoegays
98

One of my favorite albums of all time. Only reason it’s not a 100 is because Touched sucks

zivelius
100

this album is THE shoegaze album, and for good reason. i initally didn't "get" loveless, but on my most recent listen that all changed. this is a beautiful, magical listen that takes me to another place. and as far as the general mood and lyricism goes, it feels like some of these tracks perfectly exemplify my subconscious, as well as the album just living up to its name. tracks like "to here knows when", "when you sleep", and "sometimes" are some of my ... read more

Melaine
100

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Track List

1Only Shallow
4:17
97
2Loomer
2:38
91
3Touched
0:56
84
4To Here Knows When
5:31
92
5When You Sleep
4:11
97
6I Only Said
5:34
93
7Come In Alone
3:58
92
8Sometimes
5:19
95
9Blown a Wish
3:36
92
10What You Want
5:33
92
11Soon
6:58
94
Total Length: 48 minutes

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Added on: May 5, 2012