My Bloody Valentine

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My Bloody Valentine’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
Ten years since the release of their last album, mbv, we celebrate the greatest tracks by a band best known for its sonically extreme offerings

Alexis Petridis

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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My Bloody Valentine criticise Spotify for showing ‘fake’ lyrics to their songs
The band, who are famously cryptic about their songs, called the inaccurate lyrics ‘completely incorrect and insulting’

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2022 @11:10 AM

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My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields: ‘We wanted to sound like a band killing their songs’
The band have released only one album since 1991 classic Loveless, yet their influence remains undimmed. Their frontman discusses destroying buildings with noise, losing his mojo – and preparing new music

Alexis Petridis

27, May, 2021 @2:30 PM

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'It's all psychedelic!' The film about Alan McGee's rocking, rolling life
He launched Oasis and Primal Scream, then practiced occult magic in Wales. Nick Moran and Ewen Bremner explain how they recreated McGee’s life for biopic Creation Stories

John Harris

18, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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My Bloody Valentine review – apocalyptic aural dust storms like nothing else in rock
This warm-up gig starts rustily, but soon sounds incredible. And there’s genuine mystery in how the band make their enthralling, bizarre music

Alexis Petridis

24, Jun, 2018 @12:27 PM

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Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground
The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close

Daniel Dylan Wray

06, Jun, 2017 @10:04 AM

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Mmoths: Luneworks review – a little night music never hurt anyone
Mmoths’s debut LP tempers glitchy beats and disembodied voices with a warmth that lifts it above the usual electronic fare

Kitty Empire

13, Mar, 2016 @7:59 AM

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When music makes sense of life – our writers' favourite musical moments of 2015
From Wales to Cambodia, from impromptu choirs to high-end hi-fi, our writers recall the moments music really hit home this year

Alexis Petridis, Lanre Bakare, Michael Hann, Laura Barton, Tim Jonze, Harriet Gibsone, Tshepo Mokoena, Kate Hutchinson, Dorian Lynskey and Dave Simpson

28, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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New band of the week: Black Honey (No 82)
Like the idea of Lana Del Rey singing girl group pop accompanied by indie shoegazers? Try this Brighton four-piece

Paul Lester

04, Dec, 2015 @3:27 PM

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Enduring Love: why Swans are more vital now than ever
From their emergence in the experimental 80s to their split and rebirth in the 00s, Swans have always fascinated John Doran. Here he explains why the reissue of two classic albums is reason to rejoice rather than lament

John Doran

04, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Beach House review – sonic adventures against a starlit sky
The Virginia duo deliver their echo-laden, Wurlitzer-whirling noise to a heaving venue in a slow-building dreampop spectacle

Dave Simpson

28, Oct, 2015 @1:00 PM

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