Slowdive - Souvlaki
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1993 Ratings: #185 / 414
User Score
1993 Rank: #5All Time: #150
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
They've found a way to be quiet, moving, and aggressive simultaneously, mixing trance-like beauty with the deepest delayed guitar sounds around, a sound at once relaxing, soothing, and exciting, and most of all harshly beautiful.
NR

"If Loveless is the noisy side of the coin, Souvlaki is the dreamy side. Yes it is a beautiful coin."

barcooper
94

Floating once again am I?

Although Souvlaki is widely considered as one of the best shoegaze albums of all time, I admit that I thought it's going to be overrated. I heard one of the songs off the album a while ago, and thought it was just fine. Now, coming back to it, I was painfully wrong. This is one of the most transcendent experiences I've had in a long time.

Souvlaki is Slowdive's sophomore album, released in 1993, known as one of shoegaze's pioneers and earning the band a legendary ... read more

Suha
100

Is this... perfection?

YOLK1I
90

Shoegaze just strikes a chord with me you know?? a guitar chord most probably but still a resonant one

Venarkia
100

O segundo álbum mais importante pro gênero shoegaze, logo atrás de Loveless.
A característica desse gênero está bastante presente com os instrumentos em primeiro plano e os vocais desfocados, porém diferentemente de Loveless, que aposta em uma sonoridade mais agressiva, Souvlaki vai em direção oposta com uma melodia surrealista que te prende desde Alisson até Dagger.
Acho que esse álbum, de forma independente, mudou ... read more

87

ascended to a different realm

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Track List

1Alison
3:50
96
2Machine Gun
4:26
93
340 Days
3:14
92
4Sing
4:48
90
5Here She Comes
2:17
86
6Souvlaki Space Station
5:57
94
7When the Sun Hits
4:45
97
8Altogether
3:41
89
9Melon Yellow
3:52
88
10Dagger
3:38
92
Total Length: 40 minutes

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Added on: June 20, 2013