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24-10-2006
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I've lately become a fan of shoegazing, before I only knew My bloody Valentine and Jesus&Mary Chain, but in the last months I've discovered Ride and the Cocteau Twins records and I've really like it.
But My favourite album is Loveless from MBV.


Mary-Anne, I absolutely adore The Clientele but I never had thought they were shoegazer.

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^ Hmm... I think you're right Yppe.... but I do tend to associate Dream Pop or Ambient Pop sounds with shoegaze... perhaps I am wrong in doing so..

ah, and I had forgotten about Catherine Wheel!

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Shoegaze forever! Can't believe no one has mentioned Lush (!!!) or Ride (!!! for the early stuff, although they went a bit downhill at the end).

As for modern shoegaze, I'd put Sigur Ros in that category, and Ulrich Schnauss has been doing a sort of electronic-shoegaze sound.

Slowdive are my absolute faves, though, followed closely by MBV and Lush. There's also a little-known American band called The Swirlies that did some great shoegaze stuff in the 90's.

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oh definetly lush, but i would consider that much more in the dream pop genre

Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine is easily one of the most tallented, and creative musical artists. The guy is a genius.

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Lush were actually one of the first bands to be labelled as shoegazers by the press, and their early albums do fit in with that aesthetic, while the later albums became more poppy and clean.

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I wouldn't call JAMC shoegaze, really. Though I do love them.

The ultimate has to be My Bloody Valentine. Never in my life will a find an album that changed my musical taste so much. I began to explore so many different types of music thanks to MBV and it really opened my mind. I never get sick of Loveless years on.

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Lush were actually one of the first bands to be labelled as shoegazers by the press, and their early albums do fit in with that aesthetic, while the later albums became more poppy and clean.

You are right, but their sound was more poppy and punky than authentic shoegaze. Especially with influences like Gang of Four. Not shoegaze, though labeled as.

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I wouldn't call JAMC shoegaze, really. Though I do love them.

The ultimate has to be My Bloody Valentine. Never in my life will a find an album that changed my musical taste so much. I began to explore so many different types of music thanks to MBV and it really opened my mind. I never get sick of Loveless years on.
OH i must completely agree, Loveless is easily one of the most amazing albums i've ever listened too.

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Not shoegaze, though labeled as.
Am I seriously being schooled in "authentic shoegaze" by someone who was a wriggling sperm on a long, tough swim when Isn't Anything was released in 1988?

I guess everyone's entitled to an opinion nowadays, but when it comes to this particular slice of musical history, I'm an eyewitness source. Those of us going to shows at the time certainly thought of them as shoegaze.

We were a bit more dubious about Swervedriver, but grudgingly accepted them into the fold as well.

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Speakings of Isn't Anything, I was listening to that for the first time in ages. Good album.

I think it's cool bands like JAMC are getting a bit of interest out of younger folks. They come from my little area of Glasgow and went to my high school same as Bobby Gillespie (obv considering he drummed) and most of the rest of the Scream so I am proud of that

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I guess everyone's entitled to an opinion nowadays

i appologize, i get far ahead of myself at times

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i appologize, i get far ahead of myself at times
No worries, and no harm done. I thought it was hilarious.

Anyone remember Kitchens Of Distinction?

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[I'm] embarasingly unfamiliar with shoegazer on the whole.
Whatever, I'm a huge shoegaze fan. I think I was at the time, also, but trying to dismiss the fact.

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Hi!
Can Explosion In The Sky, Broken Social Scene, The Album Leaf, Everett, Mogwai and Sigur Ros be labelled as shoegaze too? or else what?

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I can recommend The Twilight Sad.

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