Isn't Anything

Creation Records
Release date
21 Nov 1988
Running length
27 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside) (Remastered Version) 2:22 263
1 Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside) 2:23 137,738
2 Lose My Breath 3:36 130,984
2 Lose My Breath (Remastered Version) 3:38 320
3 Cupid Come 4:28 121,272
3 Cupid Come (Remastered Version) 4:29 194
4 (When You Wake) You're Still in a Dream 3:17 113,622
4 (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream (Remastered Version) 3:18 197
5 No More Sorry 2:46 114,276
5 No More Sorry (Remastered Version) 2:47 167
6 All I Need 3:06 110,685
6 All I Need (Remastered Version) 3:05 179
7 Feed Me With Your Kiss (Remastered Version) 3:54 1,748
7 Feed Me With Your Kiss 3:55 119,464
8 Suesfine (Remastered Version) 2:12 144
8 Sueisfine 2:12 108,577
8 Suesfine 2:12 9,958
9 Several Girls Galore (Remastered Version) 2:21 138
9 Several Girls Galore 2:20 101,511
10 You Never Should (Remastered Version) 3:23 155
10 You Never Should 3:21 100,728
11 Nothing Much To Loose (Remastered Version) 3:17 132
11 Nothing Much To Loose 3:16 8,218
11 Nothing Much to Lose 3:16 100,159
12 I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It) 3:10 94,700
12 I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It) (Remastered Version) 3:14 153

About this album

Isn’t Anything is the debut full-length studio album by My Bloody Valentine, released in November 1988 on Creation Records. After the band’s original vocalist Dave Conway left in 1987, to be replaced by Bilinda Butcher, the band continued for a while in their previous noisy indie-pop style before Kevin Shields returned to their avant-garde roots, and began to explore the possibilities offered by the studio facilities available after signing to Creation Records in 1988. The first fruits of this experimentation was the single/EP “You Made Me Realise”, released in July 1988, with Isn’t Anything following later that year. Most of the album was recorded in a studio in Wales. While recording the album over a period of two weeks, the band got by on about two hours sleep a night. Bilinda Butcher described the effect of this on her vocals: “Often, when we do the vocals, it’s 7:30 in the morning: I’ve usually fallen asleep and have to be woken up to sing. Maybe that’s why it’s languorous. I’m usually trying to remember what I’ve been dreaming about when I’m singing.”

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  • Zealant

    This is their best album.

    23 Jun 5:05am Reply
  • DistortionZero

    Don't think I'd call it better than Loveless but it's certainly amazing in its own right.

    12 Jun 6:11pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    I may like this better than Loveless.

    8 Feb 9:16pm Reply
  • oooBUBU7ooo

    "They were still looking at their ankles when they made this album—hadn't quite made it down to their shoes—but it's still great." I laughed

    29 Jan 10:47pm Reply
  • garrethcarter

    This album is so, so brilliant. In many ways more creative then Loveless. I think if they had released Loveless first and this second this would have been celebrated as a more stripped LO-FI sound firmly from the same universe. As it is it's considered as some sort of unfinished article on the way to true greatness. Untrue. It's magic! Just different magic!

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • yuggoth_spider

    They were still looking at their ankles when they made this album—hadn't quite made it down to their shoes—but it's still great. Someone once told me they thought it sounded like your typical early '90s indie rock record. Even if that were true—and it isn't—they were a few years ahead of the curve.

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    This album really sucks. They hit jackpot on Loveless when they realized they didn't need songwriting, saving us from the awkwardness of MBV actually trying to write cogent songs (as witnessed here)

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HK91

    ridiculously overlooked.

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • hal-ullr

    You Made Me Realise > Isn't Anything > Loveless But Loveless is amazing

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Gaffes

    Just a little bit more punkish compared to Loveless... Excellent work anyway.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • omaCore

    This is their best.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Хороший альбом

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AdamKadmon8

    deeper than Loveless, more emotional, sensitive, this album is simple and honest

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • janelesque

    I'll always prefer this to loveless because I can't get pass my own nostalgia of this being my first mbv record when I was just a kid who fucking hated high school.

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Teh_Zombie

    luv luv luv

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • davygrohl

    it does feel relatively light compared to loveless, but that's a great testament to loveless. this is a great album, though it took me a lot of listening to fully appreciate it.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
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    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TangerineStars

    I like Loveless more but how could you not listen to this album?

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dI-__-Ib

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Doppz

    Didn't notice much of a difference with the remaster...and I have a fairly decent system, too. I don't think it needed a remaster, anyway.

    10 May 2012 Reply
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