worth bothering with?
better than loveless in my opinion.
there isn't anything better than loveless
while it's not as focussed as Loveless in terms of being an almost conceptually/sonically/thematically-based album, I genuinely think the individual songs are superior on Isn't Anything
Loveless is a bit dull
makes it into my top 10 albums of all time. Loveless wouldn't make the top 100. It just doesn't compare. With me and my mates, our preference for Loveless or Isn't Anything depends on which album we heard first.
You Made Me Realise EP is probably my second favourite after Loveless
Equal to Loveless. You made me realise (the track) is their best tune.
...are very good jangle pop. There are only hints of what was coming sonically, but the songs are great: Never Say Goodbye, You're Safe In Your Sleep From This Girl and Please Lose Yourself in Me are favorites.
The You Made Me Realise EP is awesome. Slow Down off of Blur's first album is such a transparent sonic ripoff of this EP (but a good one).
So yeah, there's lot's worth bothering with.
Honey Power and Swallow are two of their best, imo, and lots of the old stuff is worth checking out
Swallow, Moon Song and Don't Ask Why are just three reasons to get the whole back catalogue. Isn't Anything's also pretty damm good
This tune is amazing. It is definitely pre-"Isn't Anything", but it is such a catchy, noisy, jangly tune!
dont know what this track is from but its great http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S4D9cKe840
One of the greatest albums ever. Just as good as Loveless, in a raw live band kinda way.
I like Sunny sundae Smile
think isn't anything is miles better than loveless, but i get the feeling this could be another alligator / boxer situation.
if there was a poll of everyone that's heard both albums it'd be 80-20 in favour of loveless.
Loveless is dull, dull, dull!
Not that I dislike Loveless, it's fucking amazing, but Isn't Anything is a lot more visceral and was more of a shock to the brain when it came out. And the drumming on it is incredible.
The drumming is more prominent, but the sounds themselves are worse. I think they used a drum machine for most of it, like they did on Loveless: sampling the drummer playing live, then replacing the actual sounds with presets or whatever. The 'playing' is great, but the sound it makes isn't! Maybe they couldn't record the drums as well as they'd liked to have done.
What set me off was the rolls on Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside), they're really odd and fake-sounding.
I only noticed in light of the thread on the Manics' Generation Terrorists, where it came out that most of the drumming on that was programmed too.
is as good as Loveless imo. Especially Drive It All Over Me and Cigarette In Your Bed. also the sleeve is ace.
A New Record EP > Ecstasy & Wine > Tremelo EP.
Glider and Feed Me With Your Kiss EPs I'd put on a par with Sunny Sundae Smile maybe.
everyone should forget This Is Your Bloody Valentine.
true story: I'd never heard it but when I was in San Francisco a few years ago I found a copy of the CD in Amoeba Records. A few weeks previously I'd found a CD copy of Ecstasy & Wine in a different record shop and posted a thread here asking if it was worth a purchase. The general consensus was yes, and I didn't regret doing so after listening to it. I posted a similar thread on here re: This is Your, and the response was... not so good. So I downloaded it instead and, yes, I see why :D
'Strange House' and 'This Is Your...' both poor imitations of The Cramps. Then came 'Isn't Anything'/'Primary Colours' and 'Loveless'/'Skying' and the rest is history.
Different eras of course.
anyone who honestly thinks Isn't Anything is better than Loveless is off their head, I'll just leave this live version of SUEISFINE here
Also, I don't know if it counts but have a listen to the MBV Arkestra of If They Move, Kill 'Em by Primal Scream.
There was a thread about it a few days ago, but it really is the best remix of all time.
if you want to hear them trying to sound like a noiser version of The Cramps.
probably aren't the best places to start if you're trying to convince someone of how great My Bloody Valentine are/were at their finest, but remain interesting listens all the same.
thanks for clearing that up for me. Isnt Anything then
It's a great LP, no question
It's not as bad as I thought actually. Oops.
It's all worth bothering with, when compared with nearly any other band ever. Shouting any of their stuff down as shite is pretty much just nitpicking and overreacting.
they were never anything less than impressive but I always luvved dancing my tits off to this:-
but I've said that a million times here. Last time, eh.
I'd really rather talk about the MBV-live experience. Never in my life has music caused me to hallucinate...or, erm, I dunno what it was...weak in the knees, colors flashing like a Haight-Asbury acid trip...I dunno, one of those times when I can say "I WAS THERE, I SAW THAT!" both in the early 90s and 00s... it was actually better the 2nd time. (The 3rd time, though, was just sort pretty good.) 2000-whatever, at the Santa Monica Civic: one of the best show evah!
confirms why I'll always pick Loveless over Isn't Anything every time. My favourite album ever.
the only song on Loveless that isn't DRONEDRONEDRONEZZZZZZ
It just hasn't got the transcendental soundscape of Loveless. The Tremelo Ep is fantastic though, and there is a track imaginatively called Instrumental B floating around on the net that is also excellent.
Couldn't get it to work in the office, but here goes:
too many songs on Isn't Anything
which is the ONE track off that lot that's killer?
Never Say Goodbye... with nice his 'n' her verses a la The Carpenters
of them covering "We have all the time in the world". Still have it today - really good cover version.
it was great and it had a William Burroughs track on it that was also brill
That reminds me... that Bond theme cover is great stuff, but check out MBV covering my favorite Wire track, Map Ref 41N 93W...