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What's their best album that I should d/l tracks from?
i've never been that into them though. it's kind of like background music really.
Don't just listen to individual tracks though, and if you don't like it straight away persevere. It took me a while to appreciate it.
and me. background music, like i said.
Sorry, I didn't read the thread.
going to listen to individual tracks off Loveless, try 'Only Shallow', 'Sometimes' and 'Soon' first. They're the ones that got me into them first, but after that find 'You Made Me Realise'. My favourite MBV song.
In response to ImageChange, only people who don't know how to listen to music would characterize any of MBV's music as "background music." When you listen to MBV, it should not be at a low (or moderate) volume, and it should not be on an iPod. Their songs must be played ultra-loud on a good stereo or as loud as you can without damaging your ears on a good pair of headphones. This was one of the loudest bands on the face of the Earth; the sheer force of the band's sound could actually make audience members physically sick, catatonic, or psychotic (seriously). Playing at this volume gave the music dimension, something that many listeners felt they had experienced in some tangible way. Kevin Shields once said that people are still a long way from actually feeling music, but that was one of MBV's primary goals. Loveless comes pretty damn close. Listen at night when you are somewhat tired. The bass should be present, but the treble should be dominant. Turn off all the lights in whatever room you are in, and allow yourself to teeter between consciousness and unconsciousness. If you aren't borrowing a CD from someone, go ahead and download FLAC files (not mp3s). I am always on Soulseek, and I have FLACs of the album available if you want them.
ive had loveless for a few months now, and actually its only yesterday/today that i've really been enjoying it. so you do have to persevere with it, but i'd say listening to it quietly is better for me, especially listening to 'blown a wish' where the drums sound really gentle. i was listening loud last night on my stereo and i could feel an earache coming on... each to their own i guess.
i'd say 'when you sleep' is a good one to download.
But loud is the way to do it. It just washes over and around you. Its pretty amazing.
Its too good for words.
Its like what I've been looking for in music for the past 6 years.
Thanks to all, and especially restlessboy for sending it.
This is an example of DiS's superbness. Its often gay, but for this, its the best.
but you've got to BUY a copy now, kay?
obscure music jokes. this is what I live for.
I don't think it ever fails to leave me in awe after I've listened to it.
glad you're enjoying it wrighty.
You know how people talk of not "getting" an album straight away, and then it somehow becomes great after repeated listens? MBV is such a band, methinks.
Prevailing opinion says Loveless is the masterpiece to Isn't Anything's overture.
I can vouch for the fact that MBV played loud, as my ears are still ringing 15 years on... ;-)
not just saying this to be controversial but I think parts of Loveless have dated quite badly. See Soon, it has that horrible Stone Roses like shuffle drums. To Here Knows When and Sometimes are awesome still though.
I heard Alan "Fluff" Freeman fill in on the Top 40 rundown on Radio 1 and play To Here Knows When when it charted. He was a little disconcerted and started the song twice.
Yes, certain drumbeats have gone way out of style.
MBV is background music, that's because you haven't got it on loud enough.
the ep that song's on is easily my favourite mbv record. 'drive it all over me' is gorgeous and 'slow' = exquisite filth.
I prefer isn't anything, loveless is abit sickly but thatsprobably because i listened to it too much. This is your bloody valentine is the worst cd I have ever bought. Terrible.
'You Made Me Realise' is on neither LP.
Don't just listen to single tracks though, that's a bit pointless.