- Brand: My Bloody Valentine
- Product Code: mybloodyvalentine-loveless
Regular edition Reissue in Black Vinyl Housed in gatefold sleeve
The most important thing is that this music exists and probably sounds as good as it ever will. As a band and as an idea, My Bloody Valentine stand for many things: sonic perfectionism, outsized ambition, excess. But the quality they embody above all is patience. They make you wait-- for the follow-up to brilliant albums, for the remastered versions of those brilliant albums, for that D-chord in the extended live versions of "You Made Me Realise" to finally come to an end. Some bands give you everything you want right when you want it; with My Bloody Valentine, you have to come to them and experience the music on their terms. But the demands they make don't preclude generosity. In fact, they reward your commitment many times over. For years, Kevin Shields has discussed his difficulties in following up Loveless. The talk often centers around money-- how he was not given what was promised, how he lacked the resources to bring the music to life and get it out into the world. These releases will set you back a few bucks, but My Bloody Valentine's output during their miracle years between 1988 and 1991 also stands outside of commerce. It feels like a gift, still.