My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1991 Ratings: #4 / 13
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Based on 798 ratings
1991 Ratings: #2
November 4, 1991 / Release Date
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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
Pitchfork

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.

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.

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.

BradTasteMusic
100
I think something is wrong with my rock album
NR
no one understands me
ElectricMess
93
Vroom vroom motherf***er
exception
88
it gets a little repetitive, but that doesnt stop this from being easily the worlds best shoegaze album and one of the best albums of the 90's. the soft vocals over guitar riffs and a very soothing atmosphere put my bloody valentine in their own league, this LP shows what they can really do. classic.
fav tracks: to here knows when, when you sleep,
Sorrugis
83
Totally respect and appreciate what Kevin Shields and co. brought to the table with this album. From a sonic perspective, it's definitely one of the greatest albums in existence.

That being said, there's something that really keeps me from completely enjoying Loveless.

Is it the drums that, on several songs, just sound like they're being looped over and over for up to 5 minutes with almost no variation? Is it the song structures which, more often than not, are comprised of just a couple ... read more
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Track List

  1. Only Shallow 
  2. Loomer 
  3. Touched 
  4. To Here Knows When 
  5. When You Sleep 
  6. I Only Said 
  7. Come In Alone 
  8. Sometimes 
  9. Blown A Wish 
  10. What You Want 
  11. Soon
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