My Bloody Valentine ‎– m b v

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Tracklist

She Found Now 5:06
Only Tomorrow 6:22
Who Sees You 6:12
Is This And Yes 5:07
If I Am 3:54
New You 4:59
In Another Way 5:31
Nothing Is 3:34
Wonder 2 5:52

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
mbv cd 01 My Bloody Valentine m b v(CD, Album) MBV Records mbv cd 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) MBV Records none UK 2013
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, WAV, Album) MBV Records none UK 2013
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) MBV Records none UK 2013
mbv lp 01 My Bloody Valentine mbv(LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd) MBV Records mbv lp 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
mbv lp 01 My Bloody Valentine mbv(LP, Album, Unofficial) MBV Records (2) mbv lp 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version

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JM_on_Discogs

JM_on_Discogs

November 13, 2017
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

Back in the early 90's everyone was expecting these guys to become bigger than Sonic Youth. Then nothing happened. They left the scene, we finished school, and the MBV mythos slowly built.

Dutifully, I pre-ordered this album expecting the best shoegaze / dreampop album in history (didn't we all). Given the years past to write, polish and record. They'd have to be bringing something pretty special back with them.

That first listening was depressing. Tracks 2, 4, and 5 are OK, track 6 is better still. But the rest is just insulting. A cacophonous shrill that's embarrassing to listen to.
My partner commented that they're probably just having a joke, at the expense of all the MBV hype over the years, saying how they know they’ll sell thousands of records, so they can record any crap and fans will buy it.

Well, nice to see in other comments that praise this offering. But a 4 track EP would have been amazing.
TheEverlastingFather

TheEverlastingFather

September 21, 2017
referencing m b v, CD, Album, mbv cd 01

I only just bought this recently, I'd held off for a long time because I didn't believe it could reach my admittedly huge expectations that had been nourished and somewhat governed by the masterpiece that is "Loveless".
Well, it's not Loveless and never could be of course, nor does it need to be!
On my 4th listen of MBV something clicked and I now enjoy it as a stand alone album by a band who sadly have a very small output, it's unmistakably the same band that spewed Loveless into my mind and consciousness and they still sound like very little else that's out there.
So if you were like me and felt cautious about this, please give it a go and try to be fair in your judgement as it's a pretty damn good album!
fronch

fronch

July 11, 2017
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Unofficial, mbv lp 01

Still for sale on MBV's web site. Go give them your money. Don't buy this.
cristianHa

cristianHa

March 19, 2017
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

It's impossible not to compare m b v to Loveless because Loveless was such a groundbreaking art piece, but this albums stands on its own and I'm sure over the years it will stand the test of time. Although between Loveless and m b v there are no significant changes in the aesthetics of the band, there is a different approach to the sound that pushes new musical boundaries.
First, the sound on this record is HUGE. It should be heard on vinyl (as the band intended) for its fullest appreciation. The completely analog production makes a big difference with Loveless, in which the sound was flat and all squashed together. M b v sounds robust, warm and open. The first side of the album has this elongated feeling instead of the exciting rush of the initial tracks of loveless. The rhythmic patterns and chord progressions of "Only tomorrow" and "Who sees you" are very unpredictable on the first listen, instead of drawing you in they kind of disconnect you from reality and carry you along in their sound waves. Previous MBV songs always had that Cocteau twin-like melodic pop flow, but m b v develops slowly, with subtle naunces in a more impressionistic way. The songs are more difficult to follow and frequently make you loss the notion of time. Things here are taken slowly. e.g. side A finishes with a full 5 minute ambient track, "Is this yes" and on side B "Nothing is" is a repetitive guitar drone with a subtle crescendo on the percussion. The songs don't feel so emotionally charged as if the world was going to end (as loveless did) , they sound calm. My Bloody Valentine has always been a band about love, but this time is not the feeling of butterflies in the stomach of first love, it's a more mature and contemplative kind of love.
M b v is also a very sensual sounding record. The melodic tracks ("She found now", "If i am" and "New you") melt you down and touch your heart only like The Valentines can. The remarkable musical innovations here are in the last tracks. "In another way" sounds really uncomfortable and pleasant at the same time in an Aphex-twin kind of way, like a contradiction between the rushed feeling of the beat and the nostalgic quality of the melody. The result is an otherwordly sound, futuristic in spirit like "Soon" was in 1990. "Wonder 2" is the most interesting song of the album. The band impresses dissolved as human entities as if the sound had taken over completely. In this song so much things happen at the same time musically, but surprisingly The Valentines manage not to sound pretentious, they sound as one would have expected them to sound in 2013. What they do it's absolutely groundbreaking but at the sime time feels so natural. I guess that happens when the expectations are so high, you assume things from people and you forget how great they are.
About the artwork it continues in the line of Tremolo and Loveless, everything looks very blurry but if you look close you can recognize old pictures of the band and some audio equipment pictures. Also if you pay close attention to the CD you'll see there's a barely visible little sentence written on it which says "Nothing is this and yes I really love you" which seems to make a connection between track 4 and 8 and confirm the idea this is a conceptual album about love.
joonas5000

joonas5000

March 7, 2017
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

Great album and a great pressing!! This is a record that wouldn't work if it weren't flawlessly mastered and pressed on vinyl, doesn't let you down!
chunkyricesushi

chunkyricesushi

January 25, 2017
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
If this LP sounds a bit sluggish and sleepy, try at plus 2, livens it up a bit.
snatchbeast

snatchbeast

December 10, 2016
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
Besides the common problem of the record breaking thru the spine of the gatefold, this thing is perfect. Loud, bright but warm, and full. Play this loud!
uponthesun

uponthesun

October 15, 2016
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Unofficial, mbv lp 01
No need for this piece of crap. There are many cheap, decent second-hand copies of the official release going around, and they sound fabulous in comparison.
angry_son

angry_son

May 13, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
Bought this secondhand in a record shop. I am surprised by the packaging quality. The cardboard is pretty thin and the artwork color is bluer than the CD version. It comes as a gatefold (there was no CD inside), the record weights 174g and the matrix / runout fits. I am also not impressed by the sound of it. It looks like a bootleg to me but there is actually no bootleg version of this in gatefold listed on discogs. If it really is an official version I am pretty disappointed.
dopaminedj

dopaminedj

March 4, 2016
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

This is only 8 dollars???? What happened??
I paid 40 bucks for this only 6 months ago lol