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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… read more

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  • This is just as good as Loveless, what it might not be able to match in terms of soundscaping it makes up for in pure zeal and energy
  • This is their best album.
  • Don't think I'd call it better than Loveless but it's certainly amazing in its own right.
  • I may like this better than Loveless.
  • "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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • ridiculously overlooked.
  • You Made Me Realise > Isn't Anything > Loveless But Loveless is amazing

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