AOTY 2018
Pitchfork's 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

Pitchfork's 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time

Original Source →

50. Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Comes

Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Comes
March 18, 2002
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

48. Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow

Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
72
16 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.

47. The Telescopes - Taste

The Telescopes - Taste
June 1, 1989
Critic Score
50
1 review

46. lovesliescrushing - Bloweyelashwish

lovesliescrushing - Bloweyelashwish
January 1, 1994
Critic Score
80
1 review

45. Drop Nineteens - Delaware

Drop Nineteens - Delaware
June 5, 1992
Critic Score
60
1 review

44. Autolux - Future Perfect

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

43. The Veldt - Afrodisiac

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

42. Adorable - Against Perfection

Adorable - Against Perfection
March 1, 1993
Critic Score
80
1 review

41. Starflyer 59 - Gold

Starflyer 59 - Gold
June 27, 1995
Critic Score
60
1 review

40. Curve - Doppelgänger

Curve - Doppelgänger
March 9, 1992
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

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

Windy & Carl - Antarctica: The Bliss Out, Vol. 2
February 1, 1997
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

37. Asobi Seksu - Citrus

Asobi Seksu - Citrus
May 30, 2006
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

36. Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric

Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric
August 16, 1995
Critic Score
80
1 review

35. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
September 15, 2009
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

34. Pale Saints - In Ribbons

Pale Saints - In Ribbons
March 23, 1992
Critic Score
80
1 review

32. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde

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

30. Blonde Redhead - 23

Blonde Redhead - 23
April 10, 2007
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

29. Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living

Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living
September 15, 1992
Critic Score
90
1 review

28. Bardo Pond - Amanita

Bardo Pond - Amanita
April 3, 1996
Critic Score
90
1 review

27. Lush - Spooky

Lush - Spooky
January 27, 1992
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

26. Flying Saucer Attack - Further

Flying Saucer Attack - Further
April 17, 1995
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

25. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps

The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
August 31, 1993
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

24. Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing

Lilys - In the Presence of Nothing
September 1, 1992
Critic Score
70
1 review

23. Catherine Wheel - Ferment

Catherine Wheel - Ferment
June 9, 1992
Critic Score
90
1 review

21. Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness

Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness
February 12, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

20. Jesu - Jesu

Jesu - Jesu
December 8, 2004
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

19. Curve - Pubic Fruit

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

18. Kitchens of Distinction - Strange Free World

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

17. Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

Chapterhouse - Whirlpool
April 29, 1991
Critic Score
80
1 review

15. Swervedriver - Raise

Swervedriver - Raise
September 30, 1991
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

14. My Bloody Valentine - m b v

My Bloody Valentine - m b v
February 3, 2013
Critic Score
88
36 reviews

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

13. Seefeel - Quique

Seefeel - Quique
December 1, 1993
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

12. Slowdive - Pygmalion

Slowdive - Pygmalion
February 6, 1995
Critic Score
89
3 reviews

10. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
August 5, 1993
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

9. Catherine Wheel - Chrome

Catherine Wheel - Chrome
July 20, 1993
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

8. Lush - Gala

Lush - Gala
November 13, 1990
Critic Score
83
2 reviews

7. Slowdive - Just for a Day

Slowdive - Just for a Day
September 2, 1991
Critic Score
72
3 reviews

6. The Verve - A Storm in Heaven

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

5. Ride - Going Blank Again

Ride - Going Blank Again
March 9, 1992
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

4. My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything

My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
November 1, 1988
Critic Score
94
3 reviews

3. Ride - Nowhere

Ride - Nowhere
October 15, 1990
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

2. Slowdive - Souvlaki

Slowdive - Souvlaki
May 17, 1993
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
November 4, 1991
Critic Score
93
8 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.

Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9966-the-50-best-shoegaze-albums-of-all-time/
Comments
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
Connect with AOTY
Like Us
Follow Us

2018 Playlist
AOTY Discord
Forums
Vinyl Me, Please