Please Explain to Me ... My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'
In the wake of yesterday's supposedly mindblowing announcement of All Tomorrow's Parties New York (which is basically the indie-rock version of an overpriced baseball old-timers camp, only instead of Joe Pepitone and Bobby Richardson reliving past glories you've got Doug Martsch and John McEntire doing the same), I thought it would be a great time to debut a long-promised feature by the name of Please Explain to Me.
The idea: We ask you, loyal Post Rock readers/commenters/debaters, to explain the worthiness and appeal of something popular and/or revered.
To kick things off, I'm asking for assistance on figuring out what's so fantastically great about that most sacred cow of 1990s indie-ish rock: "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine.
Is it a good album? Sure.
Is it the best album of the '90s? I'd have to say an emphatic no.
Is it the best shoegaze album? I'd have to say no again.
Is it even the best My Bloody Valentine album? Very debatable.
So just what is it about "Loveless" that makes people lose their heads?
Please explain to me ...
By David Malitz |
April 23, 2008; 4:15 PM ET
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