Two men and two women,England's extraordinary My Bloody Valentine emerged during the early '90s,when words like "dreampop" and "shoegazers" lumped together bands as diverse as Lush,Pale Saints,Crane,Ride,Slowdive,Curve,and A.R.Kane."Dreampop" meant to describe a slowish but loud and lyrical rock balad style that blended smooth pop tonality with quitar distortions."Shoegazers" gained currency because this general school of bands,descended from the '80s great sound of Psychedelic Fursor Jesus And Mary Chain.Ultimately, My Bloody Valentine was part of all this and way beyond it."Loveless" appeared in the United States in 1991.This album started the transantlantic grunge movement.The usual verse-chorus-verse outing was put on hold.Rhymes loomed high above sung melodies,quitar lines went underwater,and synths bloomed improbably large.A landmark recording from engineer Alan Moulder.
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