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My Bloody Valentine

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Dublin, Ireland (1983 – 1997, 2007 – present)

My Bloody Valentine is a band formed in late 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. The band’s best known lineup is Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar), Bilinda Butcher (vocals, guitar), Debbie Googe (bass) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (drums). Their 1988 album Isn’t Anything is generally regarded as one of the most influential records of the period, acting as an important precursor to the early ’90s “shoegazing” scene. In 1991, the band released their second full length album Loveless, later declared one of the finest albums of the 1990s. The band struggled to record a follow up album and split in 1997. The band reunited in 2007 and performed several concerts the following year. The band released their third album, m b v, in February 2013.

The band’s key member is guitarist/singer/composer Kevin Shields, a reclusive perfectionist and radically inventive guitarist/engineer. The band’s other original member is drummer/studio maven Colm Ó Cíosóig; during their heyday MBV also included singer-guitarist Bilinda Butcher and bassist Debbie Googe. Their band shares its name with a low-budget Canadian slasher film.

MBV influences include The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins, late-1970s Wire, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and independent artists such as The Pastels. Kevin Shields has also named The Beach Boys as a personal influence.

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  • andyhickson

    Who gives a shit about what a band's fans look like or how many of them are? Are you that image obsessed that you worry that you'll be lumped in with "fat stupid nerds" by embracing music that you like openly? I'd rather be a "fat stupid nerd" than a coward who's afraid to be honest with him- or herself. [2]

    6 hours ago Reply
  • munkeyman71

    reverbbb https://theatolls.bandcamp.com/album/single-4

    14 Dec 2:31am Reply
  • Lyciummusic

    We'll probably wait another decade for a new album

    13 Dec 7:15pm Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    i love them so much i don't even know

    13 Dec 5:29am Reply
  • Ninetales-

    I feel myself in the sound of this band

    12 Dec 10:33pm Reply
  • WickedProphet

    overrated [2]

    12 Dec 10:21am Reply
  • sotgubben

    people speaking like true hipsters

    10 Dec 9:35pm Reply
  • impartially

    metaldiscussor that was so funny!!!!!!!!

    8 Dec 9:27pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    Who gives a shit about what a band's fans look like or how many of them are? Are you that image obsessed that you worry that you'll be lumped in with "fat stupid nerds" by embracing music that you like openly? I'd rather be a "fat stupid nerd" than a coward who's afraid to be honest with him- or herself.

    7 Dec 1:29am Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    urr muh gurr so uverrated hhhhhhhhhhh i can dink ov ike 200000000 band dat r betur.

    5 Dec 5:51pm Reply
  • impartially

    what's one more fat stupid nerd @b1ackjack_? go right ahead!

    2 Dec 7:41pm Reply
  • B1ackjack_

    thinking of all the fat stupid nerds that like this band makes it hard for me to enjoy them. [2]

    2 Dec 8:28am Reply
  • F9ZERO

    Pulp is better [9]

    27 Nov 3:41am Reply
  • KevinFlorec

    since when mbv is dream pop? its shoegaze and nothing more.

    26 Nov 11:33pm Reply
  • giraffe97

    even tho i was born in 2003 i like this music copy and paste this comment if u remember a bugs life

    22 Nov 5:20pm Reply
  • gastriv

    Puro orgasmo auditivo

    22 Nov 3:45am Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    <3

    21 Nov 12:18am Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    hope to see them live one day ;_; [2]

    19 Nov 3:21am Reply
  • Vendum

    это кач

    15 Nov 6:53pm Reply
  • mkdillon2008

    this band makes my ears feel happy [2]

    14 Nov 12:32pm Reply
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