Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #9 – My Bloody Valentine

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason of another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: My Bloody Valentine

WHAT: MBV

WHEN: March 2013

WHERE: MBV

WHY: Sure, it took them almost two decades to release this record. And that's ok. Is it is amazing as Loveless? Does it even need to be? MBV is a new My Bloody Valentine record, and that's pretty much enough for me. It's a great record, and it's in keeping with the music they were making twenty odd years ago, the golden, gritty haze and epic guitar washes that made legions of noise lovers fall for them. I all sorts of love it.     

MY JAMS: “She Found Now” “Only Tomorrow” “Who Sees You” “In Another Way” “Nothing Is” “Wonder 2”







[posted 3.19.14]


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