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My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Since 1987, the band's lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (drums), with Bilinda Butcher (vocals, guitar) and Debbie Googe (bass). The group are known for their integration of noise, melody, and unorthodox guitar and production techniques. Their work in the late 1980s and early 1990s resulted in their pioneering a musical style known as shoegaze.

Following several membership changes and unsuccessful releases, My Bloody Valentine signed to Creation Records in 1988. The band released a number of successful EPs, including You Made Me Realise (1988), Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991), and two studio albums, Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991) on the label. Loveless, which has been described as the band's magnum opus and one of the best albums of the 1990s, was a major critical success. However, the band were dropped by Creation Records after its release due to the album's extensive production costs. In 1992, My Bloody Valentine signed to Island Records and recorded several albums worth of unreleased material, remaining largely inactive. Following the departure of Googe and Ó Cíosóig in 1995, My Bloody Valentine later disbanded in 1997.

In 2007, Shields announced My Bloody Valentine had reformed and the band subsequently toured across Europe, Asia and North America. Following reissues of both Isn't Anything and Loveless, and the release of the compilation album EP's 1988–1991 (2012), My Bloody Valentine's long-delayed third studio album, MBV, was released on 2 February 2013, 22 years after the release of their last full-length album.

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Genres rock shoegaze indie rock alternative rock noise
Picks
  1. When You Sleep
  2. Come In Alone
  3. Soon
Top release Loveless

Albums

  1. This Is Your Bloody Valentine
    1985
  2. Isn’t Anything
    1988
  3. 6.5
    Loveless
    1991
  4. m b v
    2013

Other releases

  1. Man You Love to Hate - Live
    1985
  2. Instrumental
    1988
  3. Feed Me With Your Kiss
    1988
  4. Ecstasy and Wine
    1989
  5. Glider
    1990
  6. Things Left Behind
    2001
  7. 2008-09-21: All Tomorrow's Parties NY, Monticello, NY, USA
    2008
  8. Before Loveless
    2009
  9. Lost Tracks & Rare Cuts
    2011
  10. EPs 1988-1991
    2012