I remember liking this more when it just came out. It's still a good album but now I think that the opening songs go on for just a bit too long. The final 3 songs more than make up for it though. Especially 'Wonder 2' is incredible.
MBV have been, are and will be the example of the shoegaze outfit per se! I was afraid that "M B V" couldn't deliver the same magic, but this album is a continuation of everything their legacy is build upon! A small downside is the lack of little in-between tracks/intros/outros. But still, this is a glorious album and solidifies their place in music-history! Kudos & Love to MBV (💗 . 💗)
Ahh it was the pitchfork interview. Here's an excerpt:
"Pitchfork: Did people understand the album in the way that you intended?
KS: Yes and no. The whole idea that this album could've been made a month after Loveless was completely wrong. But I find it fascinating how people see it in three parts: the first bit’s a continuation from Loveless, the second goes off into something different, and the end is going into the future. But the irony of that is that the first track ["She Found Now"] was the last to be recorded, and it was the only one that was recorded completely from scratch, in 2012."
"I feel like the first three songs were all written and possibly recorded in the 90s, and then everything else is a little more recent." Funnily enough this isn't the case - although it totally sounds that way. Kevin said in an interview, talking about the idea that the record is in three parts, that it was actually one of the first songs that was written and recorded most recently - i think it was She Found Now even. I'll have to find the interview now.