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Isn't Anything

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
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Based on 3 reviews
1988 Ratings: #11 / 125
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Based on 348 ratings
1988 Ratings: #11
November 1, 1988 / Release Date
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Benny
85
Someone just Thanos snapped mbv's entire discography off streaming services
bornunderpunch
96
There's so many hidden gems on this. How. How is this an 84 user score?
Half the songs on this are 10's. The album is flashy, bright, and dreamy. However, it is more noise pop than it is shoegaze.
Basically, this is Xiu Xiu but without the (sometimes) annoying vocals, but with better ideas, and less experimentation.
playlistwizard
NR
The drum fills were gr8
MySoftBulletin
92
My Bloody Valentine's debut album goes beyond what is expected of them. Isn't Anything is a Shoegaze and Dream Pop masterpiece, exploring sounds with such confidence that would go on to define the genre. A close listen will allow the ability to decipher just what is on display here, there is a certain moment of tranquility when listening that allows the listener to connect with what is being hear. This is a well crafted and ingenious piece of work that continues to be awe inspiring, quite an ... read more
exception
82
While Isn't Anything is not MBV's masterpiece, it is still a very enjoyable precursor for what was yet to come. The vocals on this album are much more present than they are on the band's newer work, which I thought made this LP much more personal and accessible. Overall, the album is a less experimental and less noisy Loveless, and I mean that in the best of ways.

fav tracks: Cupid Come, You Never Should, I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)
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Track List

  1. Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside) 
  2. Lose My Breath 
  3. Cupid Come 
  4. (When You Wake) You're Still in a Dream 
  5. No More Sorry 
  6. All I Need 
  7. Feed Me With Your Kiss 
  8. Sueisfine 
  9. Several Girls Galore 
  10. You Never Should 
  11. Nothing Much to Lose 
  12. I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)
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